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Vending Machine Timeline
⟶ Updated 14 Oct 2018 ⟶
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English Publisher Richard Carlile built a newspaper dispensing machine
The first fully automatic vending machine, which dispensed stamps, appeared.
The first commercial coin-operated vending machines were introduced in London, England.
The machine was invented by Percival Everitt in 1883 and soon became a widespread feature at railway stations and post offices, dispensing envelopes, postcards, and notepaper.
The first vending machine servicer, the Sweetmeat Automatic Delivery Company, was founded.
The Thomas Adams Gum Company introduced the very first vending machines to the United States.
Machines that dispensed drinks go as far back as 1890.
In the early 1920s, the first automatic vending machines started dispensing sodas into cups.
In 1926, an American inventor named William Rowe invented the cigarette vending machine, which was wildly popular.
The classic Coke and Pepsi soda machines were introduced and were the first bottled drink machines.
John Greenwick invents the first bill acceptor.
Vending Machines have a wide future ahead of them. Market research projects that by 2020, 20% of all vending machines will be smart machines, with at least 3.6 million units knowing who you are and what you'd like.
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