Here are some pictures of a Stoner 180M candy machine we restored. What made this a 180M was the little window you see on the left that held gum and mints. You would rotate the knob to make your selection and pull then pull the handle to vend. The candy bar section of the machine [...]
Entries from March 2009
March 31st, 2009 · 6 Comments
March 30th, 2009 · 8 Comments
The Dr. Pepper Guiberson “88” was produced in the late 40’s. It was a simple, rounded ice chest that held 88 bottles when full. The front two doors hid a place for empties. It was not embossed but had a porcelain sign on the front, so I guess it could have been made for any [...]
Tags: Soda Coolers
March 27th, 2009 · 24 Comments
Coca-Cola, Pepsi and 7UP Rocking Logo Neon Clocks
We owned these three interesting and rare clocks many years ago and just wanted to share the photos with you. They were manufactured by Swihart Products of Elwood, Indiana.
They are referred to as the rocking logo clock because the logos on top rock back and forth. In [...]
Tags: Unique & Unusual
March 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment
Vintage Cups, Glasses and Mugs
It’s interesting to see the different promotional and corporate products made over the years. Every week we will feature a cool retro cup, glass or mug from our large collection. We’ll share what we’ve learned about them and welcome your additional input and comments.
This is a waxed paper cup from McDonald’s [...]
March 26th, 2009 · 60 Comments
Also known as the “Spin Top”, the Vendo 23 vended 23 bottles and pre-cooled 7. Introduced in 1949, it was a smaller cooler, made specifically to fit into smaller spaces. It was intended as an alternative to the bulkier upright vendors available at the time.
Behind the large pullout door there was storage for empties or [...]
March 24th, 2009 · 26 Comments
Pictured here is an assortment of vintage sales and promotional literature for different models of the Westinghouse WC-42T. There are also two mailers die cut to resemble the shape of the machines.
Today the WC-42T soda vending machine is the most commonly found and popular of the Westinghouse upright machines. Although it is the smallest [...]