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Entries from August 2009

Steelcraft Fire Engine Pedal Car

August 31st, 2009 · 4 Comments

Here are some before and after pictures of a 1930’s Steelcraft hook & ladder pedal car. As you can see from the before pictures, it was in decent shape for its age and was complete, except for the ladders. It was rusty but had no major dents, so the restoration was pretty straightforward. This was [...]

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Tags: Kiddie Rides & Pedal Cars · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc. · Unique & Unusual

Mission Orangeade Simplex Juice Dispenser

August 28th, 2009 · 1 Comment

This is a very unique looking dispenser. It is a juice dispenser made by the Simplex Manufacturing Company for the Mission Dry Corporation of Los Angeles, California, makers of Mission Orangeade. This Art Deco style model was called the Model H Simplex Dispenser and was constructed of metal for both the body and the footed [...]

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

Canada Dry Multiplex Soda Fountain Dispenser

August 26th, 2009 · No Comments

This is a Canada Dry Multiplex soda fountain that we once owned. The restoration was not extensive, as this came to us in pretty decent shape. We just had to clean it up a bit. This style of dispenser became known as “tombstone” due to the shape. This is a great little soft drink dispenser [...]

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

Pelco Soda Chest Cooler Brochures

August 24th, 2009 · 7 Comments

These are a series of brochures for Pelco chest coolers made in the 1950s. They are to promote their electric chest coolers as low-price, yet high quality. These ads are targeted at soft drink bottlers in the hope they will buy these coolers for placement in stores and other establishments in order to sell their [...]

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Tags: Antique Advertising · Soda Coolers

Pepsi VMC 81 Soda Vending Machine

August 21st, 2009 · 19 Comments

This machine can vend up to 81 cold bottles of Pepsi-Cola and has room to pre-cool 17. There are nine shelves, so a machine restored for use today has the capability of vending up to nine different flavors, depending on your needs. The slant shelves can accommodate bottles ranging in size from 6 ½ ounces [...]

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

The Westinghouse Half Junior Ice Chest

August 19th, 2009 · 13 Comments

The Westinghouse Half Junior was a countertop ice chest produced from the late 30’s to the early forties. The cooler had embossing on the front and back, as well as the sides. It was designed to hold 24 bottles of Coca-Cola and 20 pounds of ice. These little countertop coolers are rare, although we did [...]

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

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