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Cigaromat 6-Selection Cigar Vendor

July 20th, 2009 · 11 Comments

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Cigaromat Cigar Vending Machine

This is a cigar vending machine that we restored. It was made by the Cigaromat Service Corp. some time in the 1950s. They were available in either a smaller tabletop 3-selection style, or like this floor model 6-selection style. The pull handles are made of Bakelite. The graphics are ours and are not original.

This is an interesting machine as it dispensed a single cigar at a time. It was probably placed beside cigarette vending machines in the lobbies of restaurants, theaters and nightclubs.

This item is not for sale. We show restored items in this blog to encourage discussion, prompt questions and further the hobby of collecting and restoration. We also enjoy sharing the photos of the many items we have restored over the years.

Tags: Candy & Cigarette Machines · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc.

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Don // Jul 28, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Does anyone know what the value of one of these is that is in near perfect ” never used”original condition?

  • 2 Larry Wilson // Aug 6, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    The Cigaromat’s handles turned. They didn’t pull. The three selection version also had a stand that was available from the manufactuerer.

  • 3 Anna // Apr 20, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    We have a cigarette machine from the 1950’s which we would like to sell….how does one go about finding out an approximate value?

    Any feedback is greatly appreciate.

  • 4 vintagevending // Apr 21, 2010 at 11:01 am


    Check out ebay or Craig’s List. Sometimes items like this pop up, and that will give you a ballpark figure.

  • 5 joycerichardson // Jun 27, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    i have viking cigarette machine made in 1950 or 1960 if you know any thing about this machine please let me know thank you. Also do you know where i can find parts for a 1950 or 1960 cigarette machine?

  • 6 vintagevending // Jul 13, 2010 at 10:24 am


    Do you have the model number or any pictures? I need more information to be able to help you out.

  • 7 jeremy // Mar 5, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    i have a vintage vending machine serial number is 23521 model 207 made in iowa by i think it is u-selector corp maybe selection or select it not sure and would like to know what its value would be

  • 8 james // Jun 4, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    I bought a 1940 u-needa-pack cigarette machine that was taken apart. Does anybody know how to get a manuel

  • 9 Alton // Dec 29, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    I have one of those machines. How much are they worth?

  • 10 vintagevending // Dec 31, 2012 at 10:20 am

    We do not do appraisals or give value estimations of machines. To get an idea what yours is worth, it may help to scan online auction sites or talk with other collectors either in our forum or at flea markets or meets.

  • 11 Pat // Sep 23, 2013 at 10:23 am

    I’m trying to get more information on a 3-vend cigar-o-mat or a cigar-o-mastic. Not sure what the difference is, if any?
    Any idea on what year these where made ?
    Any info at all would be appreciated?
    Thank you

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