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Entries from July 2010

Mills 120-B Soda Vending Machines

July 29th, 2010 · 4 Comments

The Mills 120-B was manufactured from 1946 to 1953. It was used by many different soda manufacturing companies and was customized to their particular brand by applying decals. Exceptions to this were the machines manufactured specifically for the Coca-Cola Company. Their soda vendors were painted red and had a Coca-Cola bottle encased in Plexiglas within [...]

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Tags: Antique Advertising · Soda Machines

Vendo Trade Show Lineup

July 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Vendo Trade Show Lineup
These vintage photos show a trade show for soda vending machines from the 1950s. On the floor are machines that illustrate the manufacturing history of the Vendo Company through to the late 50s.

In the first photo, you can see what appears to be a barrel or tub on legs that was [...]

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Tags: Soda Machines

Coca-Cola Glasco GBV-60 Chest Cooler

July 23rd, 2010 · 7 Comments

Glasco manufactured soda vendors exclusively for Coca-Cola and the GBV-60 was manufactured in the early 1960s.

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Tags: Soda Coolers · Soda Machines

S & S Model A Soda Cooler

July 19th, 2010 · 2 Comments

These are vintage ads for the Model A cooler manufactured by S & S products Co. of Lima, Ohio. They made this cooler form the mid-1940s to the mid 1950s. It was very similar to the Glascock ice chest in looks and for the fact that the side panels of the Model A were removable. [...]

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Tags: Soda Coolers

Harris Automatic Coin Changer

July 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The Harris Automatic Coin Changer was designed to operate on all kinds of vending machines including soda, cigarette and candy vendors. It could be modified to return change in many different combinations, as needed. An important feature at the time was the ability to prevent “jackpotting”, or releasing a gush of coins all at once. [...]

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Tags: Antique Advertising

Mills 45 Coca-Cola Vendor

July 13th, 2010 · 28 Comments

The Mills 45 Coca-Cola vending machine was manufactured for only 2 years: 1941-1942. It was the smallest Mills vending machine made pre-WWII. It is the most desired model for Mills collectors due to its smaller size. It has a small bottle capacity; only 26 bottles, which made it ideal for use in lower volume situations, [...]

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Tags: Coca-Cola · Soda Vending Machines

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