WELCOME to HAPPY TO BE...This is a blog about my love of Antiques, My family, humor, as humor keeps us laughing and my every Day life...I hope you enjoy your visit...Please leave me a comment to let me know you Came by so I can visit with you Thank You !!...Hugs and Smiles, Gl♥ria

June 8, 2009

~PENNY GUM~

Good Morning guys....Today I want to show you the newest member of my Gum Family ha ha!! ....Now remember I told you about going to Jackson the other day...of course you do...Well we also go to Amador city another little mining town 6 miles away...Where we also have a few Antiques shops just waiting for me to venture through....If you want to see Amador city click here....Now Len buys all his slot machine's in this one shop...however I am busy running the town and visiting with my former boss when we go there...I mean if you seen one slot machine you seen them all right...So Len comes and get me out of Sandy's shop to come and look at what he found...Oh girls right away I'm thinking NO!! we don't have room for another slot machine...I mean really I thought it was great him collecting coins...doesn't take up allot of room, etc. But then he got into slots and I now have 4 just in my office and 6 in the garage 3 in his office and one on layaway..."STOP" Len your Killing me...This is a man that grew up in Reno,Nv you would think he would of had his fill with gaming machines...lol!! Anyway this is a family friendly blog so I won't get into the slot machine discussion we have on here ha ha!! However Len is an Native American and I have thought about opening an Indian Gaming Hall here ha ha!! But what he found was this little jewel...A brass "Sunburst" Gum Ball machine...Oh Girls this did make my ole Heart skip a beat and make my feet start doing my Happy Dance...Is it not pretty....
Look at the crank handle on it...Oooooh am loving this piece....
Back View....love all this brass....
Right away I knew it had to come home with us....I just love it here on my Bean Counter in my kitchen ...put this puppy right next to my Old Coffee grinder...Oh does it not look pretty.... Can't wait to get my gum for it.....Len wanted to put Peanuts in it...He was out voted again...Can you just smell The smell of rotten nuts in your kitchen YUK!!
Now this is BIG Brother...This is a "Columbus " Gum Ball Machine this machine I bought at least 30 years ago.....And Girls the gum I also bought at the time...So I guess I now have Antique gum...
This machine is from ca. 1900 and its all original still....
These are "barrel" Locks the key turns the barrel to open them...Very hard to find with the original locks and keys on them....
Now Jack the guy that sweet talks Len into buying all his slot machine's was here one day and told me he Wanted this machine and offered to give me his "first Born" for it ha ha!! What a trade they both take money...this one only a Penny at a time...I'll keep the machine...THANK YOU any way Jack!!!
Now this is "Little Bro" I just love it also it from ca. 1920...love the "Martha Stewart "green on it...
this is a Master Gum Machine....
Now with all this gum chewing today...maybe I can make you a milkshake on my " Hamilton Beach" Milkshake maker...I know a few of you in blogland remember these...Oh the shakes were so thick the spoon stood up in them....Oh those were the days...This still works and I do use it alot during the summer months...This sit on the other side of my Bean counter next to my 1903 Candy store National cash register...and look Girls it only costed you 10 cents for your Shake today....Hope you all enjoyed the trip down memory lane with me today...NOW WHO SAYS I CAN"T CHEW GUM AND BLOG AT THE SAME TIME ???


May all of you have a great day....
Now guys today is Marty and her Husband 25th Wedding Anniversary Please take the time and go by and tell her and her sweet Hubby "Happy Anniversary" She is just a doll...If you haven't met her Please do tell her Gloria send you...Her blog is Wonderful " A Stroll Thru Life" Don't you love her name...





Hugs and smiles Glria

36 comments:

Deb said...

Gloria,

great photos...

Donna Marie said...

Gloria!!!!! I love your gumball machines! Geez.... I wish I had a penny! :) Your collections are so amazing!

xoxoxoxoxoxo
Donna Marie

ceekay said...

Great gunball machines. I posted a couple of little antiques I got the other day....nothing like your beauties, but they make me happy none the less! Enjoy!!

sue said...

Gloria this new gumball machine is exquisite!!! All your machines are fabulous, of course you are quite the collector!! Love your Len stories, we can't live with 'em and can't live without 'em, so we might as well live happily ever after!! (I made that last part up myself!!)LOL!! have a great day sweetie!! xoxoxo

"Blossom" said...

Gloria, we took our grandkids to dinner the other night and their favorite place is skyline chili.
In the store that have an old bubble gum machine and they love to get change from us and turn the key! This is so awesome that you have some.

kimmcl said...

Oh my gosh girl you do make me laugh! Antique gum!! HA!!! That is a fine piece of antiquity you got there. Looks right at home with your other treasures Gloria.

janet said...

gloria, that is a beauty!!! no wonder you had to bring that baby home. I must show dh your blog, he loves machines like this and would adore your husbands collections. His dream is to own a juke box.
hugs
janet

marty39 said...

Oh Gloria, you are just he sweetest person in the whole world. Thank you so much for the Anniversary wishes. Jim said to say thank you too!!! Love you a bunch. Now about the gum ball machines, yes I do remember a lot of them. I also remember the cash register and the coffee grinder and I also have a hamilton beach malt machine just like yours. Mine came out of my mom and dad's soda fountain at the drug store when I was a little girl. I even remember making a few shakes when I was little and could hardly reach up to the counter. I still use mine too. My family still all want to have a shake. Thank you again for the Anniversary wishes. Big Hugs, Marty

Rue said...

Gloria!! OMG! I finally was able to log on to your blog... yay! and hallelujah!! I've been getting that error message for 3 weeks... I would look further to see what else is new but I'm afraid I'll get it again.... so I love your gumball machines!

I hope all is well with you sweet lady :)

love,
rue

Tootsie said...

good greif...what don't you have???? I love these! If they were here...they would have to be sealed shut. Gum is off limits to my gang right now. Busy got a piece stuck in the crack of her bum...(she sat on it while wearing her bathing suit) and the whole darned thing made me mad...then we come home and I found gum in the carpet, grass, my fountain, plant pots, flowerbeds, her hair, and the screen on the holiday trailer!!! Yes...her dad got an ear full for giving them access to several packs of gum....so there you have it...a stupid story from the land of crazy!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Len was sure on his toes when he found your gum ball machine! It's beautiful! Did you fill it yet? ☺ Diane

mbkatc230 said...

Great gumball machines, and your latest one is just gorgeous! And I do remember those milkshake machines. My grandparents had a dairy farm, and they had one. I think one of my uncles bought that "newfangled" thing. There is NOTHING better than a milkshake made from handcranked ice cream, especially when you can personally thank the cow that provided the milk haha! Kathy

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Wow...my friend, you are REALY a collector in the truest sense. Now...are you...telling ME...that WE are SICK?! With all our hourding of lovlies..that we are ..sick??? Yes. You are absolutely correct! Isn't it GREAT?? :) I adore being sick...and I'm looking forward to this Saturday morning with my coffee and ...little stash of cash! :) Now...about those gum ball machines....especially that new one....

Lotsa hugs and love~
Mona

Rhonda said...

Hi Gloria,
Thank you for visiting me on my new blog! I appreciate your sweet comments.
I'll visit you often!
Fondly,
Rhonda, CA

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Gloria!
Love your gumball machine collection! You collect the most interesting things....thanks for sharing them with us!
~Patti

Cindy said...

Hi Gloria,
This is just the coolest little antique! It sounds like you and hubby have such a blast shopping for all these gems! I so enjoy seeing your house my dear, it's such a blast from the past and such fun! I love it all, Cindy

Shelia said...

Evening, Gloria! OH, what a wonderful olden gumball machine! I've never seen one like it! It's marvelous! Your hubby did so good. Now look at it in your kitchen! You have so many wonderful things!
Yes, this is the builtins! Love 'em painted.
Gloria, do you know what's happened to Lynne? She hasn't posted in so long. I know her hubby was sick. I've been thinking about her.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.

I just posted my last Disney post...
Hope it will bring you a smile.

I also have a new blog design.....

Madeline's Album said...

I remember the penny gum ball machines. You have a wonderful collection. I am familar with Jackson and Amador City. My mother and her parents lived in Amador city where my grandfather worked in the mines befor moving to Sacramento. Have a great day Connie.

Tomarie said...

G~ Your new gumball machine is a work of art! It is downright GORGEOUS!! Loved looking at your collections! Have a beautiful day QG! (So glad to read our sweet Lynne's blog!) Love ya! L~

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh I love all of your gumball machines! I have a red one up above my kitchen cabinets, but I haven't put gum in it for years. Now, I have to get it down :)

Hugs,
Dena

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Gloria, your gumball machines are great. The top one is out of this world....will have to show this to my honey.

Great pictures...sweet one and have a wonderful and blessed week.

Hugs, Barb

Elizabeth said...

Gloria,
I love your gumball machines and what I can see of your kitchen in the pictures,I would love to see more of it.
Elizabeth

Justine said...

That is seriously the prettiest damn gumball machine I have ever seen. The detail is amazing! I don't think you told us what year that's from, and I really want to know!

Justine ;o )

Chari said...

Hi Sis...

Ohhh boy...figured I'd better get myself to the computer before you thought I kicked the bucket or something! Hehe! Shheeeshh...the last couple of days, I've been knockin' around on that ol' bucket pretty good...but guess I'll live! Hehe!

Well Darlin'...I'm just so excited for you and your treasure find! I do declare that is the prettiest gumball machine I've ever seen...and certainly the fanciest!!! This is my first time to see one done in brass...it's gorgeous with all the pretty designs on it!!! Len did good, Girlfriend! It really is fabulous!!! Of course, I just love your yellow and martha green gumball machines too! I always thought it would be fun to collect these...if for no other reason than the fact they're just so happy and colorful!!! And I don't know about you but when I see a gumball machine...the little girl just comes out all over!!! Hehe!!! Girl, this brass gumball looks fabulous next to your pretty red and blue coffee grinder...they make a beautiful team!!! I love it!!! Loved seeing all of the photos of that pretty kitchen of yours again too!!! I'm so glad that you went to the big photos...they look great Sis!!!

Hope my note finds you doing well! I'm doing a bit better tonight but dang if I don't feel a hundred yrs. old! Sheeeshh!!!

Love ya Sis...
Chari
PS...you better hurry and get some gumballs in that new machine before Len puts peanuts in there! Hehe!!! Gotta love these guys!!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Gloria, your gumball machines are so fascinating, and your newest one is a real beauty. Love that you called that color Martha Stewart green! Isn't it amazing how colors come and go and then come back again? Yes, I remember that Hamilton Beach milkshake machine! How fun that yours still works. I'm headed your way for a milk shake. I think I'll pass up the antique gum though! laurie

Picket said...

I love the new gumball machine...it is a beauty but that old 'Martha Stewart" green one is my favorite.but ohhhhhh glory when I saw the close up of that glorious coffee grinder...I swear I needed some smelling salts to keep from fainting! lol THAT THING IS BEAUTIFUL GLORIA!!!!! You always have the neatest stuff....I never tire of looking at your treasures girl...hope you are having a great week sis...love you girl!~♥~

niartist said...

Wow, GLORIA! That new gumball machine is really beautiful - I've never seen them as nice as the ones you have - nothing as beautiful as this one. I guess they stopped making the nice ones when kids started getting worse. LOL! :) So glad you shared these.

Fieldstone said...

Gloria, What a happy find! Your brass gumball machine is just gorgeous and it belongs on your kitchen counter with that red coffee grinder and the Martha Stewart green Hamilton Beach milkshake machine. More than 50 years ago my grandfather took us to a Howard Johnson's (restaurant chain famous for their ice cream)and he pointed out the milkshake machine. He told us that they were the very best. We always looked forward to the arrival of the metal containers to pour those milkshakes into our glasses! Pam

Chandy said...

You have a great collection, Gloria, I love how each one still functions, too! Great find on that brass gumball machine!

Judi said...

Gloria
Look at your collections...wow. I've never seen someone with a collection like that. You have done so well and now you can fell that one up with gumballs too...yum!
thank you for sharing
have a lovely day
Judi

bj said...

O, wow...you do have some of the NEATEST stuff, Gloria. These are just fabulous. I love gumball machines.
thanks for showing these to us.
xo bj

Dixie said...

Good thing my Ricky wasn't with you... he'd want any one of those fab gumball machines.. any gadget that he can play with... we'd find a place to put it!

The Stylish House said...

Gloria,
Wow, what a great collection and your photos are terrific. This is what I call eye candy!
Cathy

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Ohhhhhh love that new brass gumball machine! It's a beauty!

'Aunt Amelia'

Jessica said...

I can't believe you have gumball machine....that is so awesome. FAB collection.

Hugs J