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vending machine


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A coin-operated machine that dispenses merchandise.

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  • n. An automatic machine that accepts money and dispenses merchandise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a slot machine for selling goods


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  • And, in an early precedent for the tv preacher/pitch man, each machine bore the onscription,

    Oh, sinner you need what I vend!

    Those talents you foolishly spend

    If spent here with me

    Will set your soul free

    To find the true way and amend!

    April 12, 2018

  • Beautiful!

    April 12, 2018

  • Holy water.

    "The first vending machine was also one of his constructions; when a coin was introduced via a slot on the top of the machine, a set amount of holy water was dispensed. This was included in his list of inventions in his book Mechanics and Optics. When the coin was deposited, it fell upon a pan attached to a lever. The lever opened up a valve which let some water flow out. The pan continued to tilt with the weight of the coin until it fell off, at which point a counter-weight would snap the lever back up and turn off the valve."


    April 12, 2018

  • I wonder what he vended.

    April 12, 2018

  • "In a poem by Ausonius in the 4th century AD, he mentions a stone-cutting saw powered by water. Hero of Alexandria is credited with many such wind and steam powered machines in the 1st century AD, including the Aeolipile and the vending machine, often these machines were associated with worship, such as animated altars and automated temple doors."


    April 12, 2018