Stoner Manufacturing Corporation
The family-operated Stoner Manufacturing Corporation began in 1931 as a maker of pinball machines, producing nearly 100 different models throughout the decade. In 1938 the company also began producing vending machines. In 1941, they retooled and produced munitions for the war effort during World War II. After the war, Stoner became a leading producer of coin-operated vending machines dispensing candy, coffee, and cigarettes.