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Carousel Gumball Machine Banks

Carousel gumball machine banks are our most popular gumball machines for home use. Carousel gumball machines are replica antique gumball machines featuring glass globes and metal bodies with coin mechanisms that accept all coins from a penny to a quarter. They can also be set to free spin to dispense gumballs without coins. Gumballs.com only sells authentic Carousel gumball machines, which range from the 9-inch Petite Carousel mini gumball machine up to the 38-inch King Carousel gumball machine bank on a stand.

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Which Size Carousel Gumball Machine is Right for Me?

With three different sizes to choose from, it can be difficult to decide what the best size Carousel Gumball Machine would be for your home or office. This video shows all three sizes side by side in an attempt to make the decision easier. The King Carousel Gumball Machine and Old Columbia Carousel Gumball Machine are each 15 inches tall or 37 inches if using the optional stand. They each will hold up to 5 pounds of gumballs or candy. The Junior Carousel Gumball Machine is 12 inches tall and holds 2 pounds of gumballs or candy. The Petite Carousel Gumball Machine is the smallest of the bunch measuring just 9 inches tall and holding 13 ounces of candy or gumballs.




Unboxing & What's Included

Our Unboxing Videos show what's included in the box.


Carousel Gumball Machine Video Instructions

Watch a set of video instructions for your Carousel Gumball Machine. These instructions will show you how to add gumballs or candy to your carousel Gumball Machine and how to retrieve the coins from inside the machine.


King Carousel Gumball Machine Instructions

Learn how to add gumballs and remove coins from your King Carousel Gumball Machine.



Old Columbia Carousel Gumball Machine Instructions

The Old Columbia uses a padlock to keep the lid closed and has a sliding coin mechanism. We will show you how to easily get your Old Columbia Gumball Machine Running.



Junior Carousel and Petite Carousel Gumball Machine Instructions

Watch as we demonstrate how to fill your Junior or Petite Gumball Machine with Gumballs or Candy and then show how to remove the coins from the bank in the base.



How to Assemble a Carousel Gumball Machine Stand

Here are our detailed instructions on How to Assemble a Carousel Gumball Machine Pedestal Stand



How to Make A Carousel Gumball Machine to Free Spin (Use without Coins)

Even though Carousel gumball machines will take any coin from a penny up through a quarter, some customers prefer to let the crank be turned without requiring coins ("free-spin"). Read our full instructions here on How to Make a Carousel Gumball Machine Free Spin



How to Adjust Your Carousel Gumball Machine Dispensing Wheel

Your Gumball Machine comes with a dispensing wheel that is set to dispense the small .62" Gumballs, but if you would like to adjust how many gumballs are dispensed with each vend or use the machine with smaller or larger candy items, this video demonstrates how to make those adjustments to the dispensing wheel in your King Carousel or Junior Carousel Gumball Machine.



What Can A Carousel Gumball Machine Dispense?

Read our full article on: What Can a Carousel Gumball Machine Dispense?



History of Ford Gum and the Carousel Gumball Machines

The history of Ford Gum and Carousel gumball machines began in 1913. Back then, twenty-year old Ford Mason was a roofing salesman who spent spring, summer and early fall traveling by horse and buggy over the winding country roads of western New York State. He was idle during the winter because nobody repaired barn roofs in cold weather. Looking for work that winter, Ford met a man in the business of operating chewing gum vending machines. The first gum machine had been invented only a few years before, and just a handful of entrepreneurs had ventured into the business.

Ford was impressed. He borrowed the money to lease 102 machines and placed them in stores and shops of communities in western New York State. He spent the winter collecting pennies and restocking the machines.


"It was fun", Ford recalls, "to try to figure out which locations would be the most productive". Ford went back to the roofing business each April, but every winter he returned to his gum business. As Ford gained more experience, he was convinced that the penny gum ball machines could support him. Ford quit the roofing business and devoted all his energy to selling gum.


Ford Gum began with limited resources, but with unlimited enthusiasm. He created a business empire stretching from coast to coast. Over 500,000 vending machines perched on store counters and pipe pedestal stands in countless North American communities testify to the magnitude of his operations. To service this army of machines, Ford set up a nationwide system of operators. Today, the Ford Gum & Machine Company continues to deliver high-quality, innovative candy, gum and novelty products including the popular Carousel brand gumball machines.