If you wanted popcorn you inserted dime and held the bag under the chute and went to you seat. These machines did not pop the corn, they just kept in warm and dispensed the popcorn. It was 1960 when Dave Evans retired and the business continued to flourish under the leadership of his sons, David Bruce and J. Abiding by the demands of the era, Gold Medal entered coin vending machine production. The company continued to invest in its dealer network by beginning the annual tradition of the Gold Medal Distributors' Conference, which still takes place today.
Product line expansions continued, particularly in the popcorn category. New innovations came for both smaller, inexpensive models and those that were capable of more heavy-duty production.
Gold Medal was instrumental in establishing the signature antique design with filigree that became an iconic emblem for classic popcorn style. This would make a great addition to any man cave or home theater room, the glass and decals are in great shape, perhaps a coat of red paint and she will look near new. The item "1950's Popcorn vending/ warming machine Manufactured by Gold Medal with Key & Plug" is in sale since Tuesday, March 23, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Small Appliances\Popcorn Poppers". The seller is "pacoinsandmore" and is located in Port Jefferson, New York.This item can be shipped to United States.