1950s cigarette vending machine found in full house clean-out in Queens, New York

Cleaning out an apartment in Queens

Old cigarette machine found in basement cellar in house clean-out

This find was smokin’!
Years ago, when I was cleaning out a house, I found this cigarette machine in a coal storage bin in the cellar. It’s a little rusty, but I like it. Back in the 1950s, when this machine was probably in use, cigarettes cost anywhere from 15 to 35 cents, so all it took was a few coins. When it worked, it offered 10 different cigarette brands, including Lucky Strike, Winston, Chesterfield, Camel, Pall Mall and Kent. The original labels on the machine had me all lit up.

Contact Information

DiMola Brothers – Main Office
1640 Summerfield Street
Ridgewood, NY‎ 11385
Phone – (718) 326-6969‎

Web site: http://dimolabros.com

~ by DiMolaBros1956 on April 23, 2010.

2 Responses to “1950s cigarette vending machine found in full house clean-out in Queens, New York”

  1. Do you have an estimated value for a cigarette machine from McGuire Inc. Empire State Building, a fifteen cent machine with 1 cent matches?

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