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Vintage Toy Vending in Bathrooms
« on: February 24, 2017, 11:57:19 am »
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Does anyone remember in the 60s-80s - there used to be vending machines in the bathrooms along interstates, turnpike service areas, that sold small toys and toiletries - toys like magnetic Scottie Dogs, combs, smoking pets, plastic toy telescopes, etc. What were these, who sold supplies to fill them, etc?> The name Traveler's Valet sticks in my mind for some reason, but Googling has been fruitless.

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Re: Vintage Toy Vending in Bathrooms
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2017, 12:56:04 pm »
I don't remember seeing those in bathrooms out here in Arizona, but I do remember them in grocery stores. Oh man, I used to love the Smoking Monkey.
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Re: Vintage Toy Vending in Bathrooms
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2017, 10:02:27 am »
Mechanical Servants Inc. That is them.

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Re: Vintage Toy Vending in Bathrooms
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2017, 11:19:20 am »
Yep,  that's the one!  Awesome find.
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Re: Vintage Toy Vending in Bathrooms
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2017, 12:15:17 pm »
I don't remember seeing those in bathrooms out here in Arizona, but I do remember them in grocery stores. Oh man, I used to love the Smoking Monkey.

Yup, he was my favorite too.
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Re: Vintage Toy Vending in Bathrooms
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2017, 02:11:35 pm »
My friends and I used to love to watch that lil' dude huff on his home rolled doobies.
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