Holy Water Vending Machine

The Vending Machine by Heron of Alexandria

Impossible to emulate

DESCRIPTION

[COIN-OP] Vending Machine

Holy Water Vending Machine © 50 Heron of Alexandria.


When a coin was introduced via a slot on the top of the machine, a set amount of Holy Water was dispensed.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

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Holy Water Vending Machine the  Vending Machine
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TRIVIA

The Holy Water Vending Machine is the very first coin-operated vending machine, located in the temple of Alexandria in Egypt around 10 to 70 A.D

When the coin was deposited, it fell upon a pan attached to a lever. The lever opened up a valve which let some water flow out. The pan continued to tilt with the weight of the coin until it fell off, at which point a counter-weight would snap the lever back up and turn off the valve.

STAFF

Designed by : Heron of Alexandria

SOURCES
Machine's picture.

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