Vending Machines

Timeline created by rma8243
In History
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    First type of vending machine

    First type of vending machine
    The Greek mathematician Hero seems to have got the ball rolling in 215BC, when he invented a machine to vend holy water in Egyptian temples.
  • First food vending machine

    First food vending machine
    The Vending Machine was invented in London, England, in the start of the industrial revolution. It was invented so business men who were in a rush did not have to wait for their food.
  • First American timeline

    First American timeline
    The first american vending machine was introduces in 1888 and was manufactured by the Thomas Adams Gum Company. They were used to dispense Tutti Fruity Gum.
  • Frist stamp vending machine

    Frist stamp vending machine
    New Zealand was the first country in the world to prototype and install stamp vending machines; one was installed in the General Post Office, Wellington in 1905.
  • First soda vending machine

    First soda vending machine
    In the early 1920s Vending machines started dispensing sodas into cups. Everyone loved it.
  • First cigarette vending machine

    First cigarette vending machine
    In 1926 William Rowe Invented the Cigarette Dispensing Machine which was wildly popular.
  • First bottled drink vending machines

    First bottled drink vending machines
    In 1937 the Classic Coke and Pepsi Soda machines were introduced and were the first bottled drink Machines.
  • First bill vending machine

    First bill vending machine
    John Greenwick invents the first bill acceptor that paved the way for modern machines.
  • Vending Machines

    Vending Machines
    Aside from the usual Candy and Soda dispensers, some wacky vending machines have been created over the years including vending machines selling life insurance at airports, pizza, and even leeches for fishing bait!
  • The Future

    The Future
    Vending Machines have a wide future ahead of them. Many productive changes are being made including having the nutrition information of the products sold there. Also, all new vending machines are being fitted with credit card slots so people do not have to carry as much cash around. These are just some of the changes that are coming to Vending Machines in the future.