The Penny Machine Picture Book
Here they are, pictures of dozens of very early, very rare, and highly collectable coin-operated machines from the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and the United States, complete with rarity guide.
Coin freed devices were the late nineteenth century precursors of a technological revolution which has since inundated the world and brought about huge changes to the structure and organization of society.
Consequently they are very important primary staging posts for an understanding of our contemporary culture. For example many of today’s important industries were introduced to the public by means of these devices.
Automatic machines were first introduced on a mass scale during the last two decades of the nineteenth century, initially in England and within a short space of time to Western Europe and North America.
The pictorial emphasis of this current work is upon the very early period considered by many to be the golden age of the penny machine!
Full Color Bleed on White paper
BISAC: Antiques & Collectibles / Popular Culture