Automatic Merchandising Company album

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The Automatic Merchandising Company operated and installed vending machines. A signature product was the Auto-Snak, a set of food vending machines which dispensed soda, coffee, milk, sandwiches, soup, salads, pastries and ice cream.

    The Automatic Merchandising Company album (Accession 2017.202) is a promotional salesman sample album from the company's Detroit Branch, and features automatic food vending machines for factories, universities, and offices. The album shows close-up views of Auto-Snak machines and the products they vended. There is also an article about the Budd plant installing the machines and a report about solving issues related to feeding employees. The contents have been removed from the album for preservation, but the original order of the album has been maintained.
    Image: Potato salad and fruit cocktail in cherry jello, ca. 1955. Click here to view.

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