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Entries from June 2009

Vendo Dairy-Vend Ice Cream Machine Restoration

June 12th, 2009 · 9 Comments

This Vendo ice cream vending machine was a very challenging restoration. The exterior was pretty straightforward but the vending component was difficult to get right. If you attempt this restoration, make sure you document the process of taking the machine apart with photos and notes. Also, the machine should be complete, as parts cannot be [...]

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Tags: Antique Advertising · Ice Cream Dispensers · Other Vending Machines · The Vendo Company

Coca-Cola Cavalier Junior Airline Cooler

June 10th, 2009 · 25 Comments

This is a Coca-Cola Cavalier Junior Cooler we restored. They were manufactured from 1948 to 1952. These are often referred to as “airline” coolers because they were taken on board small passenger planes to serve cold Cokes to the passengers during flights. The Coca-Cola Company and Delta Airlines are both based in Atlanta, Georgia and [...]

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The Cornelius Deluxe Draft Arms

June 8th, 2009 · 9 Comments

The Cornelius Deluxe Draft Arms was the name for a compact pre-mix soft drink dispenser, designed for use in upscale bars and restaurants. They were produced exclusively for the Coca-Cola Company in the late 1950s. The dispenser was available as a single draft arm, two-, three- or a four-draft arms unit. It was designed to [...]

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Tags: Antique Advertising · Coca-Cola · Cornelius · Soda Fountain & Dispensers

Dole Citation Coca-Cola Soda Fountain Dispenser

June 8th, 2009 · 11 Comments

A big change in soda fountain dispenser design was seen with the introduction of the Dole Citation Dispenser in June of 1958. Manufactured by the Dole Valve Company of Chicago, Illinois, it reflected a totally new, modern design. It was Dole’s first dispenser to be made mostly of plastic. It was a square countertop model [...]

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Tags: Coca-Cola · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc. · Soda Fountain & Dispensers

The Refreshery Concession Stand

June 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

Is Refreshery even a word? In any case, we had this photo of what looks to be a movie theater concession stand. Really great 1950’s styling for the back wall with “Refreshery” spelled out in a great-looking script set on top of alternating square panels.
There’s a popcorn machine, candy counter, self-serve ice cream and [...]

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Tags: Candy & Cigarette Machines · Drink Dispensers · Food Dispensers · Ice Cream Dispensers · Other Vending Machines · Soda Fountain & Dispensers

Coca-Cola Glasco GBV-50 Starlet Soda Machine

June 1st, 2009 · 61 Comments

This is a Glasco GBV-50 Starlet Soda Machine we restored. It was restored to original condition, but without the Glasco logo and we painted the cap catcher black, rather than red. We have replicated the classic Coca-Cola “fishtail” logo used from 1958 to 1965. Please note we are no longer in the restoration business.

Glasco actually [...]

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Tags: Antique Advertising · Coca Cola Vending Machine · Manufacturer Histories · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc. · Soda Coolers · Soda Fountain & Dispensers · Soda Machines · Soda Vending Machines

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