I believe it is from around the 1950s. The keys are included (4 of them) which work well to open it and take it apart (as shown in the photos). I do not know if this is the original lock mechanism or a replacement but because it seems to have the same general wear as the rest of the machine I believe it is likely original. The keys are each stamped "Chicago Lock Co" and are also aged.
The coin mechanism works well when a penny is inserted and turns the dispenser when tested with the compartment empty. It would have to be thoroughly cleaned before placing any food items inside and is nice and complete for restoration. I can't find the Victor name on it anywhere but base on other examples and because it has V. In my quick research I've seen these square units called "console" units... So it may be one of those.The "clear" panels are plastic and the 1c emblem on the center panel is gold/bronze in color. The rest of the unit is generally silver/grey in color. It is in original, used condition with wear comparable to being used in a public setting for a significant period of time.
There are nicks, scratches, scraps, some minor corrosion in places, paint wear, dirt, fading, etc... The rubber feet that keep it from scratching the surface it is placed on have dried up and are breaking apart. There are a few small areas of minor surface rust in some places (particularly on the inside of the food compartment) where the paint has chipped or flaked off but not substantial corrosion. There are also some pinhead size specks of rust on the flap where the candy is dispensed - but this can likely be polished off.
It also has a price written in permanent marker on the back from a prior sale decades ago. Please reference the photos and ask for additional if you need them to make your own assessment of the condition. It stands about 16.5 inches tall, and weighs about 9 lbs.Please see pictures for details. I can provide additional pictures or information as needed upon request. The item "Vintage Victor Cent Penny Gum ball Vending Machine 1950s Original Restore/Parts" is in sale since Thursday, March 01, 2018.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Banks, Registers & Vending\Vending Machines\Gumball". The seller is "joesfinds" and is located in Durham, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.