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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Mills Novelty Company Lady Perfume Sprayer & Other Vending Machines

"Lady" Perfume Sprayer

Lady Perfume Sprayer

Lady Perfume Sprayer by Mills Novelty Company, circa 1905. 

A vending machine that dispensed three types of scents - violet, rose and lilac. 

Perfume was dispensed from the life sized female statue. It was 82” tall and weighed 325lbs.

Customers were instructed to turn indicator to odor desired; hold the handkerchief in front of flower held by the statue; place a penny in the slot and pull handle down. Reproductions of this have been recently manufactured. 

Lady Perfume Sprayer - Cabinet Image  Lady Perfume Sprayer - Cabinet Image
photos from the International Arcade Museum

Reproduction, photo by National Jukebox Exchange, I believe they have six of these available (in different color schemes)

Mills Novelty Company "Whiffs of Fragrance" perfume sprayer machine, meant to spray onto your handkerchief. Insert a coin and select one of the four fragrances at a penny per spray. The front casting is extremely sculptured with flowers and cupids and is housed inside of a golden oak case. The customer would turn the indicator to the desired essence and pull the handle. The perfume then sprayed out of a flower above the bottle holding the customer's selection. circa 1915. Measures 12"w x 9"d x 17"h.

photo by icollector

photo from gameroomshow

Mills Novelty Company miniature lady perfume sprayer machine, meant to spray onto your handkerchief. Circa 19105.

photo by chad's coin op

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