When was the first vending machine invented?

Answer The first vending machine was invented around 215 BC by a Greek engineer named Hero. The machines were placed in Egyptian Temples in Alexandria, Egypt to dispense holy water in exchange for Bronze ... Read More »

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What did the first vending machine dispense?

The first vending machine was developed by Hero of Alexandria in the first century A.D. These vending machines were placed in the Egyptian temples to dispense holy water. The first commercial vendi... Read More »

When was the first counting machine invented?

The oldest known counting device is the Babylonian Salmis tablet dating back to 300 B.C., but French mathematician Blaise Pascal developed the first mechanical counting machine in 1642. The pascali... Read More »

When was the first milling machine invented?

The person that is credited with inventing the first milling machine is one of the greatest inventors of all time. Ely Whitney in the year 1818 was the first person to invent the milling machine.S... Read More »

How to Buy Something from a Vending Machine That Demands Exact Change when All You Have Is Bills?

Ever crave something from a vending machine and slip your dollar bill into it only to have it spit back out and see the error message 'Must Use Exact Change'? If your vending machine isn't a solita... Read More »