"Smilin' Sam From Alabam', The Salted Peanut Man"

"Smilin' Sam From Alabam', The Salted Peanut Man"
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"Smilin' Sam From Alabam', The Salted Peanut Man"
One cent peanut vending machine
Made by The General Merchandise Company of Chicago, Illinois, 1931.
Cast Aluminum, painted red
Popular in the 1930's these one cent peanut vending machines were manufactured for merchants. By pulling the tongue the peanuts were dispersed. Copies of Smilin' Sam from Alabam are still being made today. This original example has survived in a remarkable state of preservation.
Condition: Excellent condition, retaining the original red paint. The lock has been refitted for a key.
Dimensions: 
14"h x 10 1/2"w x 11"d
Item ID: FA-SCLP/ORN 308