Monday, January 17, 2022

Japanese Vending Machine and Fireworks 日本の自動販売機と花火

Japanese Vending Machine and Fireworks 日本の自動販売機と花火


A so-called vending machine is an automated machine that provides items such as snacks, beverages, cigarettes, Japanese items and lottery tickets to consumers after cash, a credit card, or other forms of payment are inserted into the machine or otherwise made. The first modern vending machines were certainly developed in England in the early 1880s and dispensed postcards. Vending machines exist in many countries and, in more recent times, specialized vending machines that provide less common products compared to traditional vending machine items have really been created.

The history of vending machines is interesting. The earliest known fascinating reference to a vending machine is in the work of Hero of Alexandria, an engineer, and mathematician in first-century Roman Egypt. His machine accepted a coin and then dispensed holy water. When the coin was deposited, it fell upon a pan attached to a lever. The lever opened 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 counterweight snapped the lever up and turned off the valve.

Coin-operated machines that dispensed tobacco were being operated really as early as 1615 in the taverns of England. The machines were portable and made of brass.

Modern vending machines are great and useful. An automatic stamp and postcard vending machine, made by Takashichi Tawaraya in 1904 in Japan.






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