English Honor Box
circa 1750 - 1825, the first commercially successful vendor, first used in English taverns. Some of them made their way to the American colonies. Relatively rare
Tobacco Vending Machine
You insert an English half penny or any other coin, then push the plunger and the lid opens.
The customer was then on his honor to only take a certain amount of product and to close the lid when done.
The vendor had a handle so it could be passed around. The vendor got the name Honor Box because patron's were "honor-bound" to close the lid and thereby relatch it as he pased it on to the next patrol.
Made of brass, Very good original condition, fully working, Comes with a few English half pennies, but quarters and nickels work as well
Dimensions: 5: wide, 9" long, 7" high.
Price: Was $895
NOW $475 plus $29 shipping ($39 shipping to west of Denver)
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