The reason I say this is when I bought this about 10 years ago I replaced the lock because I couldn't get anyone to make a key for it. When I got it opened I found an old blank check from the Commercial State Bank of Sinton, Texas in the coin metal tray that has a date of 1940. This will be included in the sale.
The machine still looks new inside and out. The front cover is a brown and white porcelain.
Both the inside and outside have a brown crinkle finish. This machine also has a aluminum plate for the front that says Candy and Nuts (fresh as the dawn) that has to be kind of rare.
This is the only one I have ever seen with this trim piece. All of the brown design on the front of the porcelain is raised about 1/8.
There is a number 1473 stamped on the inside internal working mechanism. The outside is 18" tall, 7 1/2" deep and 8 1/2 wide. The 2 inside compartments for the candy bars are 2" wide and 4" deep.
I hope I have answered all your questions. I tried to describe this to the best of my knowledge. For a machine of this age it's in amazingly good condition, it certainly couldn't have been used very much. Thanks again for looking and have a great day.This weights around 25 lbs. The item "VINTAGE 5 CENT HERSHEYS CANDY VENDING MACHINE 1937 ORIGINAL SHIPMAN MFG. COMPANY" is in sale since Friday, February 17, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Banks, Registers & Vending\Vending Machines\Candy". The seller is "sandersvetteshop" and is located in Whiting, Iowa.
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