Vending Machine, Insurance, Airline


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Flight Insurance Vending Machine

Although air travel had become quite safe, nervous flyers were given the option of buying additional travel insurance. Flight insurance became so popular that vending machines were installed in airports around the country to dispense insurance policies.

Gift of Mercury International through Dennis Bennett

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Donated by Mercury International


Iron alloy, copper alloy, metal alloy, paper, paint, plastic (plexi)


3-D: 55.9 × 59.7 × 160cm (22 × 23 1/2 × 63 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Physical Description

Originally offered to NASM in August of 1990 by Mr. Dennis Bennett, Mercury International, distributors of the vending machine, when the last one was withdrawn from service.


MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture

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