1888: The first vending machine in U.S. sells gum on New York City train platform from The Vending Machine: A History Slideshow

The Vending Machine: A History Slideshow

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1888: The first vending machine in U.S. sells gum on New York City train platform

The Thomas Adams Gum Company, known as the inventor of modern chewing gum, began selling its chewing gum via a dispenser on a New York City train platform. The first flavor? Tutti-Frutti.