The bar is still not coming together in my head so I decided to make a cigarette vending machine for the barroom.
The machine itself is an amalgam of several different machines so it may or may not be particularly historically correct. Most of the ones I found that were actually from the 40s were very Art Deco and much too upscale for what I wanted.
Then there were hours of research trying to find what brands of cigarettes would have been sold in Canada in that time frame. Finally found this website which was very helpful.
I constructed the vending machine from matboard.
ship model belaying pins. I got mine at a model train shop in Edmonton. Bought them originally to use as perfume bottle tops.