This machine uses a cutting gear and an ejection gear to make small candies that were usually mints and often found in bowls next to cash registers of restaurants. This is the newest candy machine we have.
To quote the vintage catalog we have from this company.
"This cut represents our Sour or Lemon-Drop Cutter, which is used for a large variety of cut-drops in different flavored candies, such as acid, lemon, mint, horehound and many other cough mixtures
The lower wheel carries the steel knives, which are secured to it, and the brass ring which they support, thus allowing the small cog-wheel to be held secure in its position, in order to push the candy from between the knives, where it is pressed and cut by the pressure of the top wheel on the edge of the knives. The Cut-Drops and Dice-Lump Machines are made larger and heavier, in proportion to the work to be performed by the same."
This is a No. 0 Special Size for small cuts.