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Lulu
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« on: May 20, 2006, 06:50:25 am »

I've been browsing Ebay for gum machines and noticed that some machines come in the 1 cent or 5 cent model.  Are the coin mechanisms in these interchangable?  I'm just wondering if the 5 cent machines were originally 1 cent and someone has combined parts to make a workable machine or if the 5 cent machines were just later versions?  Appreciate any input on this.
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2006, 09:04:32 am »

Acorn gum ball machines coin mech's are interchangable. I should have some spare mech's if needed.
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2006, 10:51:31 am »

Most are pretty interchangable within the brand.  Any certain ones you've been looking at?
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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2006, 11:45:40 am »

Not really looking for anything special.  I'm just curious if people buy several junk machines and try to make a good one.  I'd rather have originals, but wasn't sure about some of the ones I see on Ebay.  I've picked up a few to restore and keep, but most on Ebay are out of my price range.  Thanks for the info.
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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2006, 10:06:40 pm »

On an Acorn you can switch out the penny wheel with the nickel wheel... was done all
the time on the routes. you should be able to pick up a Acorn for around $25 and a Topper
for around $45 on eBay... Fun little machines...
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