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Entries from May 2011

Hancock Progress A1 Cooler

May 30th, 2011 · 3 Comments

This 1950s picnic cooler was manufactured by the Progress Refrigerator Company of Louisville, Kentucky. It has been restored and painted with the colors and graphics for the Hancock Oil Company of California.

This picnic cooler has an enameled steel exterior as well as a galvanized liner. On the interior there would have been a [...]

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Tags: Coolers · Gas & Oil Companies · Gas Pumps & Station Items · Picnic Coolers · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc.

Predicta Televisions

May 24th, 2011 · 2 Comments

The Predicta TV’s Space Age looks have made it a design icon of the mid-20th century. This innovative television was made by Philco from 1958 to 1960. The Predicta was available in console, tabletop and cabinet models. The TV’s modern design included a CRT that could both tilt and swivel.
Introduced in 1959, the 17-inch [...]

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Seeburg Select-O-Matic KD-200 Jukebox

May 18th, 2011 · 11 Comments

Pictured here is a 1957 Seeburg Select-O-Matic KD-200 Jukebox. It features the classic design style of the automotive industry that was so influential in the 1950s. The speaker grill has prominent chromed design elements to resemble the taillights and fins of a late 50’s automobile. This juke is a classic representation of the jukebox design [...]

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Tags: Jukeboxes · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc.

Hanging Around the Mills Soda Machine

May 9th, 2011 · 6 Comments

We have a large number of vintage photos in our archives, and thought it would be fun to share some of them with you. The following photos are of 1930s and 1940s Mills Coca-Cola vending machines that were being used in a variety of locations.

The first two photos show people gathered around a Mills [...]

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Tags: Antique Advertising · Coca Cola Vending Machine · Coca-Cola · Coca-Cola Advertising · Soda Machines · Soda Vending Machines

M&S 80 Sunoco Gas Pump

May 2nd, 2011 · 4 Comments

Martin & Schwartz Pump Company began manufacturing gas pumps and industrial equipment in 1922 in Buffalo, NY. In 1939 they relocated to Salisbury, Maryland. From 1937 to 1949 the company was owned by a group of oil companies that included Sunoco, Mobil, Standard (Indiana) and Conoco. M&S customized their gas pump manufacturing for these four [...]

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Tags: Gas Pumps & Station Items · Manufacturer Histories · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc.

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