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Entries from August 2009

Royal Crown Bottling Plants

August 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I love old buildings and signs, so I guess that is why I find these four photos taken of RC Cola plants so interesting. Check out this first one with the giant “Drink Royal Crown Cola” neon billboard.

The second photo is of the Lubbock, Texas RC plant. It features classic 1930’s or 40’s industrial architecture. [...]

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Tags: Manufacturer Histories

Howard Johnson’s Fiberglass Sign

August 14th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Here is a fiberglass sign featuring the Howard Johnson’s Pie Man and Little Boy that we restored a few years back. These once graced the entrance to every Ho Jo’s in the country. Restoration is pretty straightforward; a very light sand or bead blast, body filling, sanding, priming, sanding again and finally, painting. This is [...]

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Tags: Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc. · Unique & Unusual

Dallas Country Club Golf Ball Washer

August 12th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Sometimes I can’t recall where some of the things came to us from years ago when we were in the restoration business. Take for example, this Dallas Country Club 13th hole golf ball washer. This probably came to us as part of a larger collection we purchased. In any case, it was a neat little [...]

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Tags: Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc. · Unique & Unusual

DuGrenier Candy Man Candy Bar Machine

August 10th, 2009 · 20 Comments

Here is a cool little upright candy machine that used to be manufactured in Haverhill, MA—practically in our own backyard. It is the DuGrenier Candy Man Candy Bar Machine, and at the time, it sold for $41.50. The machine held 72 bars and displayed up to 12 different brands. The optional stand for $6.00 could [...]

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Tags: Antique Advertising · Candy & Cigarette Machines

Pik-Ups Soda Machine

August 7th, 2009 · No Comments

(by Keith)

How is this for an unusual soda machine? I have never seen this machine before, except for in this photo. I am not sure this machine was ever actually produced and wonder if this was just a prototype.
It looks like a big machine, judging by the guy standing next to it. Based on [...]

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Tags: Soda Machines · Soda Vending Machines

Vendorlator/VMC Soda Machine Girls

August 5th, 2009 · 2 Comments

(by Keith)
I love these photos. These appear to be promotional photos distributed by the Vendorlator/VMC Manufacturing Company and they’re most likely from the 1950’s.
Photo number one is of the VMC 88, which is basically the same thing as two VMC 44’s built side-by-side. Although it’s rare, it’s not the most desirable machine. Yet it does [...]

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Tags: Antique Advertising · Coca Cola Vending Machine · Pepsi-Cola · Vendorlator

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