Originally starting as a sawmill, the Tennessee Furniture Company of Chattanooga opened in 1865. It began as an offshoot of the sawmill, in order to sell off the flawed pieces of wood that wouldn’t have sold otherwise. Gaston Raoul was the second owner of the furniture company. He bought an additional enterprise, the Odorless Refrigeration [...]
Entries from October 2008
October 29th, 2008 · 247 Comments
October 27th, 2008 · 33 Comments
The Old Vintage Vending Warehouse
I found this old photo of our warehouse from about 8 years ago, while searching our server for blog ideas. To most people it might look like just a pile of junk. But if you are a soda machine or vending machine collector, you’ll appreciate the machines in this photo. [...]
October 24th, 2008 · 19 Comments
Coca-Cola Cavalier 72 Soda Vending Machine
The Cavalier 72 is a round-top model Coca-Cola vending machine that was introduced in 1958. It was built by one of the largest manufacturers of soda vending machines for the Coca-Cola Company, the Cavalier Corporation. This machine is one that we restored at Vintage Vending.
Every soda machine we restored [...]
October 22nd, 2008 · 19 Comments
1959 Cadillac Car Couch
We restored hundreds and hundreds of items over the years—but only one car couch. Car couches are typically made by cutting off the back quarter of a very distinct collectible car. The secret, however, is that it usually comes from the less collectible four-door model of that car or one that [...]
October 20th, 2008 · No Comments
New Coca-Cola in Italy and Egypt Blog Post.
There’s a new blog at Retroplanet.com with some really great photos from the 1940’s showing sales and distribution of Coca-Cola in both Italy and Cairo, Egypt. Check out the blog, and also stop by the Retroplanet PDF Library to see lots of additional photos, not included in the [...]
October 17th, 2008 · 16 Comments
1950’s Vendo Milk Machine
The 1950’s Vendo Milk Machine is very rare and highly sought after by collectors. We were lucky enough to find 4 of these at one time. So instead of restoring them all in the traditional blue they originally came in, we decided to have some fun.
As you can see, this particular [...]