We Did It, They Hid It: A Black Woman Help Revolutionize The Vending Machine

2 Posted by - January 13, 2022 - Black History, BLACK WOMEN, History, LATEST POSTS

Who was she and what did she invent?
Sandy H. Love, or S.H Love for short. Born on 1893 in Colt, Arkansas, she served for Europe during World War 1.

S.H Love didn’t invent the vending machine, but she did improve and patent it. She invented the refrigerated vending machine in 1933.

She is also credited for a improvement in military guns.

Impact on history
Vending machines are used virtually everywhere, such as stores, office buildings, and schools, to provide food, necessities, and other small gadgets, including drinks, chips, toys, phones, ice cream, alcohol, and cologne.

Other improvements
Love also improved military guns. Sandy received a patent for military guns on April 22nd, 1919. She also had an idea for a theater curtain that would draw instead of dropping from the ceiling.



  • Eric September 30, 2016 - 7:08 am

    What else is new?

  • Julius February 25, 2021 - 9:12 am

    Great Post! Only thing is Sandy Love was a man. He was my great grandfather, father of my grandmother Altha Potts. She said she remembers seeing him tinkering with the design when she was a little girl. Thanks for sharing this important part of my family and Black History.