Con Machine

Another wonderful 'toy in a box' from the US inventor Don Poynter, from Cincinnati, Ohio, who spent his life dreaming up a range of wonderful and amazing gadgets. This one dates from 1979, and was manufactured in Japan.

The slot at the front invites you to put a coin in. When you do, a motor starts whirring inside, suggesting something amazing is about to happen. However then a little sign pops up, just saying 'Out of Order.'

Don made other boxes that did unexpected things, including the Little Black Box.

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