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Entries from September 2008

Coca-Cola Vendo 44 Soda Machine

September 29th, 2008 · 109 Comments

Coca-Cola Vendo 44 Soda Vending Machine
The most desirable Coca-Cola soda machine ever made, the Vendo 44 was produced exclusively for the Coca-Cola Company from 1956 to 1959. The very narrow width of this machine has made it a highly collectible machine for both the veteran collector as well as newcomers to the hobby. These machines, [...]

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Tags: Coca-Cola · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc. · Soda Machines · The Vendo Company

Lusse Bumper Car Restoration

September 27th, 2008 · 104 Comments

1950’s Lusse Bumper Car Restoration
It’s hard to imagine that there is anyone alive that hasn’t ridden a bumper car at one time or another. Still one of the most popular rides at amusement parks today, bumper cars date back to 1920, when the first bumper car ride was invented by Max and Harold Stoehrer of [...]

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Tags: Bumper Car Restoration · Lusse Brothers Inc · Lusse Bumper Car · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc. · Unique & Unusual

Seeburg M100B Jukebox

September 25th, 2008 · 32 Comments

1950 Seeburg M100B Jukebox — “The B”
This jukebox was not only a revolutionary new phonograph for Seeburg, but also for the jukebox industry. It was the first Select-O-Matic coin-operated phonograph that played only 45-RPM records. It allowed for 100 selections from 50 records. It played only the newly introduced, high-quality, unbreakable, 7-inch vinyl 45-RPM records. [...]

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Tags: J. P. Seeburg Company · Jukeboxes · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc.

Jacobs 56 Pepsi Vendor

September 23rd, 2008 · 14 Comments

The Jacobs 56 Pepsi-Cola Vending Machine
The Jacobs 56 Pepsi-Cola Vending Machine is one of the most sought-after Pepsi machines ever made. Serious collectors consider it the “Holy Grail” of all soda machines. Having been manufactured for only two years, between 1952 and 1953, makes this a very rare machine. We are proud to have restored [...]

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

Coca-Cola Soda Machine Restroom Doors

September 21st, 2008 · 2 Comments

What do you do when you have a couple of undesirable, enormous and basically worthless Vendo 144 soda machines? You turn them into restroom doors. These are photos of the restrooms that were in our retail store in Salem, NH. We took two Vendo 144 doors and restored them to like new condition and bolted [...]

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Tags: Antique Advertising · Coca-Cola · Soda Machines · Soda Vending Machines · Unique & Unusual · Vendo 144 Restroom Doors

7UP VMC 81 Soda Machine

September 17th, 2008 · 12 Comments

The 7UP VMC 81 soda vending machine is one of the most collectible models among soda machine collectors. It had a more limited production than its Coca-Cola counterpart, the Vendo 81 and is therefore harder to find. It was manufactured from the mid- to late-1950’s.
As the name indicates, this machine vends 81 bottles and pre-cools [...]

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Tags: Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc. · Soda Vending Machines

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