Italy – Gumball Vending Robot.
Well, it does not happen to often that these Vending Robots pass by the Dutch Caves 🙂 This one I found last year in Italy Milano. The robot was shipped to me in 3 seperate boxes ( head, body and legs ) and it took me until now ( 2018 ) to unpack the boxes, inspect, clean the robot and put it back together.
To start with that last part… Its cool that this robot can be separated easily into 3 pieces. The head is attached to the body with only 4 screws. Also the legs are attached with 4 screws. Putting it back together takes about 15 minutes or so 🙂
This Robot Vending Machine was made in Italy in the late fifties. Rare and scarce robot and seldom seen in the open market. These robots housed the Italian streets in the early sixties. to get toys out of the robot costed 1o italian Lires. The robot is approx 150 CM in height and its made out of metal. The eyes and mouth all houses a bulb so if you want you can light them up. The robot is complete and all original. The coin mechanism is intact and still works.
I found some 10 Lire Coins inside the robot as well as some of the original toys. This is important because the robot can only take this size of balls. There are 7 of these original balls present. This is handy when you want to fill up the robot with new toys.
Also I found some original 10 lire pieces inside the robot. I will add them along with the 7 original balls.
There are 2 locks on the robot, one in the head ( to fill the robot with balls ) this door has a lock but no key anmore. the door is open and you add a new lock there easily if you want.
The door in the body has a new replaced lock with 2 keys.
The condition of this Italian Robot Vending Machine is absolute Excellent. The Robot is in stunning original condition and survived the years on the streets very very well. There are 2 known color variations… the common grey one and this more searched for one in Grey / Blue.
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