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The Boy-O-Boy Popcorn Vending Machine

June 15th, 2008 · 12 Comments

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Popcorn Vendor

The 1960’s Boy-O-Boy popcorn vending machine. According to the brochure, when the coin was inserted, the folded box would drop, be opened and filled with popcorn. That must have been something to see. The brochure states, “Here’s real action with Sales Magnetism!”

Some of the unused popcorn boxes are still available to collectors today.

Boy-O-Boy Popcorn Vendor

Manufactured by:
The Queen City Mfg.
Co.Cincinnati, OH

This is a machine you’re not likely to forget. If you’ve seen one, let us know where that was. Blog in, we’d love to hear from you.

Boy-O-Boy Popcorn Vendor

Tags: Boy-O-Boy · Food Dispensers

12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 richard denciger // Sep 9, 2008 at 3:42 am

    my plan is to open a vending machine business of 35 – 40 machines includes 4 pop corn machine. i am waiting now just for the best offer i can get.
    thanks, richard – 216/551/3997

  • 2 CENK ALTUGAN // Jan 1, 2009 at 7:06 am

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I live in Istanbul in Turkey.

    I am looking for a vending pop corn machine. I want to sell popcorn in shopping centers. The machine should be connected to electricity and operated by the turkish money only.

    Pls kindly inform me yr types of machines and the prices.I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

    Cenk ALTUGAN ( cenkaltugan@e-kolay.net )

  • 3 alberto morales // Mar 16, 2009 at 12:10 am

    does anyone know if any way to produce a proffitable pop corn machine or build one with differetn component but i want to make it fully automatic only reload the bags and the pop corn.

  • 4 Jade Carleson // May 26, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    These are sooooo coooool!!

  • 5 Jon // Aug 3, 2009 at 1:21 am

    These are something else! I just bought one of these thing for kicks at a garage sale for 65 bucks. This one I bought was by Gold Medal (still around). We brought it home and just by looking at it I could tell it wasn’t going to work. Plugged it in, light came on, put in a dime, and the old rust bucket worked. Smelled like ozone, but worked! Now I just need to find replacement parts for it which should prove difficult.

  • 6 Christina // Aug 9, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Hi I have one of these. It still works but i do not have the key. Came from a local popcorn co that has been in thier family since late 1800’s.

  • 7 Brian // Aug 15, 2009 at 11:46 pm


    Do you want to sell? I am looking for one. My email is Seven181@aol.com


  • 8 Stan Keimig // Nov 28, 2009 at 11:58 am

    We’ve got a Boy oh Boy Popcorn vending machine not exactly like the one in the picture but similar.

  • 9 Mark Rummel // Jul 13, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    I saw one of these on the Pennsylvania Turnpike (rest area) in 1962 when I was 12… it was the coolest machine I’d ever seen.

    Popcorn tasted a little stale, but who cared??? It was neeeeaaattt…

  • 10 Dan Wesley // Jan 2, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Hello, to anyone with a Boy-Oh-Boy popcorn dispenser,
    I am interested in buying the different versions of it which have the box dropping feature.
    Will pay top prices.

    Please email at: f86esabre2@aol.com
    or call/message (310) 938-1204
    Regards, Dan Wesley

  • 11 Debbie Stevenson // Jun 4, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    I have a vintage popcorn machine that belonged to my father that passed away back in ‘77. I don’t think it’s a “Boy-Oh-Boy” brand, but I have a pic to send and can take more if necessary. I remember going with him on the weekends to service 20 of them back when I was around 8 or 10, so I’m thinking that it is probably around 50 yrs. old. If anyone is interested, they may contact me at SavyMom45@aol.com or 318-426-4394.

  • 12 JJB // Jan 15, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Jungle Larry’s Safari, a zoo/botanical garden in in Southwest Florida had one of these machines near the Grandstand that overlooked the lagoon.

    It was there in the ’70s. The facility has gone through some changes, but it is still a small zoo and the machine may be there somewhere.

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