Seen here, the Book-O-Mat vending machine from 1949. What a terrific idea! More vintage (and modern) vending machines -- flowers, liquor, lemonade, bikini, gold! -- over at LIFE. "In Praise of Vending Machines"
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.