Olive Branch, Tenn. Man Collects Antique Vending Machines

An Olive Branch, Tenn. man has a collection of hundreds of items including dozens of coin-operated machines, thermometer signs and lunch boxes, according to The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tenn.

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Editor's Insight: Antique vending machines are a big hobby in the U.S., and it is by no means exclusive to people who work in the vending business. Just enter "antique vending machines" in an Internet search engine, and Websites will pop up offering antique machines for sale.

Restoring, buying and selling antique vending machines will prove a rewarding hobby for those in our industry who have not yet picked it up. 01-04-11 Elliot Maras