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Entries from November 2008

Vending Machine The ColSnac Atlas Ice Cream Vendor

November 14th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Atlas ColSnac Ice Cream Vendor
The 1950’s Atlas ColSnac Ice Cream Vendor allowed merchandisers to sell ice cream bars on a stick at locations other than the grocery store. These would have been placed at locations such as filling stations, pharmacies and similar venues. As the ad says, “ColSnac gives you the opportunity to open up [...]

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Tags: Ice Cream Dispensers

Wurlitzer 1100 Jukebox

November 12th, 2008 · 33 Comments

The Wurlitzer 1100 Jukebox was produced from 1947 to 1949. The look of the 1100 is indicative of the move away from 1940’s art deco design to the more modern look favored in the 1950’s. This was one of the first models where the glass dome over the record player is larger and can be [...]

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Tags: Jukeboxes · Wurlitzer

Cavalier C-27 Coca-Cola Vendor

November 10th, 2008 · 11 Comments

The Cavalier C-27 Coca-Cola Dry Vendor
Designed as a smaller, indoor Coca-Cola vendor, the Cavalier C-27 was produced from the late-1940’s to the mid-1950’s. It was intended for use in offices and reception rooms where there was limited traffic. It was easy to operate; you inserted the proper change, turned the crank and a cold bottle [...]

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

Acton Picnic Coolers

November 7th, 2008 · 33 Comments

Acton Manufacturing is responsible for some very collectible items. The Acton Standard picnic cooler is fairly common, but finding one in mint condition with the box is hard to do. The Acton Junior or “6-Pack” is probably one of the most desirable Coca-Cola picnic coolers for collectors. Acton also made the “Low Boy”, another hard-to-find [...]

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Tags: Antique Advertising · Coca-Cola · Picnic Coolers · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc.

Jacobs Soda Machine Company

November 5th, 2008 · 31 Comments

The F. L. Jacobs Company, A Soda Machine Company
F. L. Jacobs originally specialized in manufacturing home appliances like the Jacobs Launderall washing machine out of Detroit, Michigan. They began manufacturing soda vending machines for Coca-Cola in the 1940’s from a plant in Indianapolis, Indiana. Their machines have a unique shape referred to by collectors as [...]

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Tags: Antique Advertising · Coca-Cola · Manufacturer Histories · Soda Vending Machines

iPump iMac Computer Gas Pump

November 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

The iPump iMac Computer Gas Pump
At Vintage Vending we first put an Apple iMac computer in an original gas pump in 1999. The idea was to create a workstation for a car collector’s garage or a kiosk for an automobile dealer. The one pictured here we did for ourselves to use at trade-shows and in [...]

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Tags: Gas Pumps & Station Items · Unique & Unusual · iMac Gas Pump

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