Gumball Machines Manufactured Within A School

Not all of the gumball machines from which children get round and colorful candies have a traditional metallic base. Not all of them have been made in a factory setting. For a time, the students in one of California’s middle schools learned how to carve the base of a candy machine from a piece of wood.


During that period, that particular middle school had a wood shop teacher with an amusing name. Students had little reason to give him a clever nickname. The male students should have welcomed the opportunity to show their respect, and to address him by his proper name: Mr Woodman. Still, a large number of them choose to call him Woody.


Now at some point during Mr Woodman’s long career, he had learned how to transform a piece of wood into an item that could be used as the bottom section of a candy machine. Sometimes he shared his knowledge with a student. As a result Woody’s students created a number of gumball machines, while he remained a teacher, there at that one middle school.


After Mr Woodman had retired, and after his students had moved on to the high school, one mother, a woman who had heard lots of stories about Woody, wondered what activity he had chosen to pursue, after retiring from the teaching profession. She doubted that he devoted all of his time to making gumball machines. She realized that someone with his personality should have fun operating an example of cotton candy machine rental equipment, and she had seen a similar piece of equipment at an event intended to promote the introduction of a new product line.


Of course such an item could serve as an attention-getting device at any social event. For example, it could be used at the sort of event held at the conclusion of a summer camp term. Alternately, it might aid the man or woman who wants to contribute to the liveliness of a church picnic or a large family reunion.


In fact, people have been eating cotton candy for so many decades, that a device capable of making that treat should be included within a list of classic party rentals. That listing almost surely would make mention of other items, items that represent copies of the sort of devices that have dotted the grounds of amusement parks for well over a century. For example, inflatable bouncers would certainly appear in such a listing. A party planning specialist might choose to put an inflatable bouncer next to a table of crafting supplies.


Gumball machines might then become one of the many things that have been designed and crafted by the young and old people at a party or picnic. Of course, those who hoped to introduce such an activity in a party situation would need to insure the safety of each man, woman or child who handled the carving knife. Perhaps one retired teacher in California could use that fact, in order to get a part time job, one that would provide that same fellow with the opportunity to interact with young people.