This is an awesome Columbus machine in working condition. It is in it's original condition and has survived the years very well. There are some marking numbers that might help identify it.
There is the number 18 on the underside of the lid. The number 191on the inside of the bottom section and 190 on the inside of the base piece. The word "patented" is on the base, the letter A on top of both stars on the glass and "Registered" is under each star. The machine works with a penny.There is a lock, no key for it. There is a hairline crack in the glass towards the back side. I have taken a picture, it is the last photo shown and you can hardly make it out. Other than that there is mostly just normal aging of the paint on the machine. The item "VINTAGE ONE CENT COLUMBUS GUMBALL MACHINE STAR A" is in sale since Thursday, April 06, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Banks, Registers & Vending\Vending Machines\Gumball". The seller is "seriousjaxjunk" and is located in Jacksonville, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia.