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Entries from June 2008

The 1930’s Moss Soft Drink Coolers

June 16th, 2008 · 5 Comments

The Coca-Cola Company used many different manufacturers for their dispensers and coolers. The 1930’s Moss Cooler is one that does not seem to have withstood the test of time. Its main competitor was the Glascock cooler. Moss coolers are very rare today, where the Glascock are easier to find. Vintage Vending was fortunate to have [...]

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Tags: Antique Advertising · Coca-Cola · Soda Coolers

The Boy-O-Boy Popcorn Vending Machine

June 15th, 2008 · 12 Comments

The 1960’s Boy-O-Boy popcorn vending machine. According to the brochure, when the coin was inserted, the folded box would drop, be opened and filled with popcorn. That must have been something to see. The brochure states, “Here’s real action with Sales Magnetism!”
Some of the unused popcorn boxes are still available to collectors today.

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Tags: Boy-O-Boy · Food Dispensers

American National Coffee & Soup Vendor

June 12th, 2008 · 10 Comments

“Two full years of Research, Development and Location Testing Stand Behind the World’s Finest…Hot Coffee Vendor”
The brochure sings the praises of this sleek vending machine. Probably made in the 1950’s, it was marketed as a hot coffee vending machine that could easily be converted to a hot soup vending machine (“Instantly convertible on location”).
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Tags: Coffee Roasters and Dispensers · Other Vending Machines · Unique & Unusual

Automatic Products Co.

June 12th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Promoting their products as “The Nation’s Finest Vendors”, in this ad the Automatic Products Co. is advertising their “Sodashoppe”, “Smokeshop 612” and “Refresh-o-Mat” vending machines. The Automatic Products Co. has been in business since 1949. Today they are owned by the Crane Company and are the leading manufacturer of glassfront snack, hot and cold beverage [...]

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Tags: Food Dispensers · Manufacturer Histories

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