‘Candy Vending Machine’ battery operated saving bank from Wonderful Toy Company, 1950’s. This RARE and highly collectible tin battery op is in excellent WORKING condition. It operates on two ‘D’ cell batteries. The toy has miscellaneous scratches and scuffs, mostly from the removable top tin cover. Originally designed for use with hard candies or peanuts, I recommend small 3/8 diameter wooden or plastic beads. When the cover is removed, insert the beads into the funnel. When a coin (nickels work best) is inserted into the slot, the inside of the toy lights up, Mr. Vendor cranks his handle and rotates the open top drum. As the drum opening passes under the funnel, a couple bead ‘candies’ fall into the drum and are dispensed through the chute at the front of the toy and the light goes out.
This is an awesomely cool and not often seen toy that will be the highlight of your battery-operated toy collection – sure to please! This toy has a rarity scale number of 9 (10 being rarest) and had a book value of $1200.00 (in mint condition) in 1994. This is an extremely fragile toy. The plastic candy funnel will be removed for shipping and the cavity will be filled with styro peanuts to keep the vendor well supported for travel.