Pez Museum |
( Aired September 29, 1996 )
Inside a South Bay computer store, a one-of-a-kind museum exists to honor a symbol of American childhood: Pez, the quirky plastic statues that spit candy from their necks.
And at the Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia, people like Gary take their Pez seriously. Pez enthusiasts from all over journey here to view some of the rarest Pez dispensers in the world.
Gary shows us a unique, 1960 Pez dispenser worth $800. The dispenser has an arithmetic slide ruler on and it actually works.
Besides the well-known candy dispensing statuettes, the Pez museum also has on exhibit almost every Pez product ever made: Pez coach whistle, Pez clickers, Pez gun, Pez trucks.
From serious collectors, to casual candy lovers, the Pez museum offers all of us a chance to taste the sweet memories of childhood.
The Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00am - 6:00pm. It's located on California Ave. in Burlingame. For more information, call (415) 347-2301. You can also visit their Web site at http://www.spectrumnet.com/pez.