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Hello everyone. I just bought an older Acorn gumball machine for my grandchildren to enjoy when they come to visit.  I was needing some information about it. It's missing the two rods that hold the globe down but I need to know what model I have to get the correct rods. I have attached a photo of it. It's about 15.5 in. tall and the glass is about 5.5 in. wide and about 8 in. tall. Any idea on what model I have or the correct rod length?  Also, will the serial number on the back help with the year of manufacturing? If so, where can one find that information?   And last, where can one find a stand for this machine? Thanks for any and all help.

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1 hour ago, jjowers said:

Hello everyone. I just bought an older Acorn gumball machine for my grandchildren to enjoy when they come to visit.  I was needing some information about it. It's missing the two rods that hold the globe down but I need to know what model I have to get the correct rods. I have attached a photo of it. It's about 15.5 in. tall and the glass is about 5.5 in. wide and about 8 in. tall. Any idea on what model I have or the correct rod length?  Also, will the serial number on the back help with the year of manufacturing? If so, where can one find that information?   And last, where can one find a stand for this machine? Thanks for any and all help.

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That is an Oak Acorn machine (Acorn is the model). I have never found a source that dates the machine by serial number but that doesn't mean there isn't one out there somewhere. Your best bet for parts will be eBay. There is a member on here who sells these online through his website:  https://www.gumballstuff.com/vintage-oak-acorn-6lb-glass-globe-gumball-candy-nut-vending-machine-to-restore/ .

He also has an eBay store: https://www.ebay.com/itm/143702973451?hash=item21755d5c0b:g:F7wAAOSw2idbSzLW  .

You can reach out to him through his website and he can probably help you figure out what you need.

You can use any standard pipe stand and flange for these machines.

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