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Entries from July 2008

Wayne 60 Gas Pump

July 21st, 2008 · 39 Comments

1935 Wayne Model 60 Gas Pump
Wayne is one of the oldest and most successful original gas pump makers, dating back to 1891. The Wayne Company revolutionized the service station industry in 1933 when it introduced the first computing pump with the Model 40. In response to the need for a more modern and attractive computing [...]

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Tags: Gas Pumps & Station Items · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc. · Vintage Displays

Wayne 50 Displaymeter Gas Pump

July 20th, 2008 · 3 Comments

1935 Wayne Model 50 Displaymeter
Displaymeters were the mega-pumps of their day. These gas pumps were outfitted with display shelves to facilitate sales directly at the pump. Gas retailers realized the potential for additional, impulse sales if products were displayed at the island for the customer.
(Remember: these were the days before self-serve gas, when a [...]

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Tags: Gas Pumps & Station Items · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc. · Vintage Displays

Refrigerated Apples Vending Machine

July 18th, 2008 · 9 Comments

Refrigerated Apples Vending Machine
I never realized there was such a market for fruit vending machines back in the day. This cool-looking machine is the third fruit vendor that we have come across a photo or literature on. It appears to be a 1950’s machine and was probably rare even back then. If you have [...]

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Tags: Fruit Dispensers · Unique & Unusual

Canteen Hot Food Vending Machine

July 16th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Canteen Hot Dog and Hamburger Vending Machine
This isn’t a great picture, but it’s all we have on this one. This vending machine with “Canteen” across the top appears to be some sort of a hot food vendor. The graphics on the mirror look to be a hamburger and a hot dog. This is an unusual [...]

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Tags: Food Dispensers · Unique & Unusual

Welch’s Juice Vending Machine

July 15th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Welch’s Juice Vendor
The 1950’s Welch Juice vending machine dispensed cups of Welch’s juices, like grape and apple. This model was a 2-flavor dispenser. Inside the machine, concentrated fruit juice was mixed with water and then dispensed into cups for the customer. The unit needed to be connected to the city water supply to intake water [...]

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Tags: Drink Dispensers

Vendo V-81s and VMC-81 Soda Machines

July 14th, 2008 · 66 Comments

The Vendo V-81’s and VMC-81 Soda Machines, Similarities & Differences
The Vendo Company eventually merged with its rival, the Vendorlator Manufacturing Company in 1956, but originally they were two separate entities building some very similar soda machines. In the mid 1950’s the Vendo Company was manufacturing the Vendo 81 exclusively for The Coca-Cola Company, and the [...]

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Tags: Coca-Cola · Manufacturer Histories · Pepsi-Cola · Soda Coolers · Soda Vending Machines · The Vendo Company · Vendo

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