You may hear news about GOPAN, Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd., recently. Now it's too popular to take any new orders of this product. The first bread making machine was released in 1986-1987, according to Wiki.
This is Nomura Pan, which is not sold at bakery. A good friend of mine from a junior high school gave me as a present when I was back in Hiroshima last weekend. She doesn't use GOPAN, but makes breads at home for a long time.