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The first patent for an ‘Empty Container Return and Handling Machine’ with a coin return mechanism was filed in America on 13th September 1920 by Elmer M Jones and Sue Walker Vance.
The first working ‘Bottle Return Machine’ was invented and manufactured by ‘Wicanders’ from Sweden and used in the late 1950s.
In 1962 an advanced ‘Automatic Bottle Return Machine’ was designed by Aage Tveitan and manufactured in Norway by his company Arthur Tveitan ASA.
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