This Butter-Kist Popcorn Machine was manufactured in the 1920's, by Holcomb & Hoke. This model is in complete working condition. This particular model of the Holcomb & Hoke machines was the smallest of produced.This machine was made to sit on a counter (the smaller models) or in a mahogany finished base like this machine, and was all electric. All of the metal parts are plated with nickle. This model features two small glass front compartments usually used for displaying peanuts.
On top of these glass compartments are tiles that were made of white Vitrolite and opaque pigmented glass that was manufactures sometime between 1920- 1950. Glass jars of candy usually sat on top of these compartments. There is an optional peanut warmer located under the popcorn compartment. The wood is alligatoring, or crazing, from exposure to extreme shifts in temperature and humidity, but can be fixed by with a French style polish. Some of the nickel plating looks to be coming off some of the metal parts and the Vitrolite where the candy jars sit was replaced with ceramic tile.
There were two hinges and the corn hopper were also replaced. There is small drawer on the left side designed to hold bags for candy, peanuts, or popcorn and it currently has 4 oz.
This machine is completely functional and has been used several times to verify this since it's semi-restoration. It measures 68 1/2" high, 30" wide, and 21 1/2 deep. It weighs, empty, approximately 150-175 lbs. History: Fred Hoke and James I. Holcomb met at a church and began in 1903 on various business adventures.
The two's advertising scheme was a Holcomb & Hoke was that machine owners would profit 65 cents of every dollar earned. In 1934 the manufacturing of these machines were discontinued, because of the hardships customers were having due to the Great Depression. Please consult images, and message with any questions.Please message with your zip code. The item "The Money-Maker Holcomb & Hoke Kist-Butter Antique Popcorn Machine, c.
1920" is in sale since Thursday, June 7, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Advertising\Merchandise & Memorabilia\Advertising-Print\1910-19". The seller is "powersurplustreasure" and is located in Athens, Georgia. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.