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Smilin Sam From Alabam

Smilin Sam From Alabam

Vending and racism seem like an odd mix, but that’s what we find in this relic from the pre-civil-rights era. This machine vended hot nuts by inserting a coin in the top of Sam’s head, and then the customer would pull his mouth open to get a handful of hot peanuts. The machine was made of cast iron, and is a real treasure to collectors and even museum exhibitors.

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