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Entries from August 2008

Auto-Lite Spark Plug Counter Display

August 23rd, 2008 · 9 Comments

Auto-Lite Spark Plug Automotive Parts Store Counter Display
This was a great little Auto-Lite spark plug counter display we restored. It looked a little rough on the outside, but inside the case was pretty clean. Most importantly, it had all the original spark plugs and the curved glass was not broken.

It was a pretty basic restoration: [...]

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Tags: Antique Advertising · Other Vending Machines · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc. · Unique & Unusual

Manuals for Vendo Coke Machines

August 21st, 2008 · 27 Comments

Service Manuals for Coca-Cola Vendo 81, 44 & 39 Soda Machines
At the Retroplanet.com site we are offering free downloads of PDFs of service manuals for three models of Coca-Cola soda machines from the 1950’s. They are the Vendo 81, 44 and 39. These PDFs can be found at the Retroplanet PDF Library.

It is important [...]

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Tags: Antique Advertising · Coca-Cola · Soda Vending Machines · Vendo

Coca-Cola Coolers at Retroplanet.com

August 14th, 2008 · No Comments

There is a great blog at Retroplanet.com about Coca-Cola coolers being used in various establishments in Southern California in the late 1930s and early 1940s. The photos included with the blog are literally snapshots of a way of life that is no longer with us. Head over to Retroplanet.com and the Blog heading of Vintage [...]

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Tags: Coca-Cola · Soda Coolers

Pepsi-Cola 1940’s Mini Ice Box

August 12th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Pepsi-Cola Mexican Mini Cooler
Here is a very interesting Pepsi cooler. Because it is a double-dot we know it is from the 40’s. We also think it is from Mexico because of the decals on the side of the original. It looks like more of a mini-fridge icebox than a cooler, and is definitely an original [...]

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Tags: Pepsi-Cola · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc. · Soda Coolers

Glascock Countertop Coca-Cola Cooler

August 11th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Glascock Countertop Cooler
In 1929 the first officially approved retail cooler for dispensing bottles of Coca-Cola was introduced. It was a Glascock cooler. This particular Glascock countertop cooler was introduced in 1931. This open-top cooler was both the smallest and least expensive cooler made by Glascock. It hit the market priced at $5.95. It held 36 [...]

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Tags: Coca-Cola · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc. · Soda Coolers

Coke Vehicle Paint Schemes

August 9th, 2008 · No Comments

“Coca-Cola Truck and Car Paint Schemes” at Retroplanet.com
Standardization of the Coca-Cola identity is discussed at the Retroplanet.com blog, “Coca-Cola Truck and Car Paint Schemes”. Click on http://www.retroplanet.com/blog/category/vintage-vending-archives/ to see the Standardization Bulletins issued by the Standardization Committee of Bottlers of Coca-Cola in 1948 and 1957. They’re very interesting!

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Tags: Antique Advertising · Coca-Cola · Retro Planet News · Unique & Unusual

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