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American National Coffee & Soup Vendor

June 12th, 2008 · 10 Comments

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American National Coffee & Soup Vendor

“Two full years of Research, Development and Location Testing Stand Behind the World’s Finest…Hot Coffee Vendor”

The brochure sings the praises of this sleek vending machine. Probably made in the 1950’s, it was marketed as a hot coffee vending machine that could easily be converted to a hot soup vending machine (“Instantly convertible on location”).

Other features listed on the sales brochure:
• Economical in cost, servicing and operation.
• Powdered ingredients in constant quantities, maintained at constant temperature to
give full-bodied drinks of constant flavor.
• No expensive refrigeration.
• Sanitary construction.
• Complete rinsing of mixing bowl.
• Every safety feature.

Coffee and soup machines are still around today, but the designs are not as dynamic as the old ones, like the one we are featuring here. Have you ever happened to see one like this? Email and let us know.

Manufactured by:
American National Dispensing Co., Inc.
Fourth St. and Cannon Ave.
Lansdale, PA

Tags: Coffee Roasters and Dispensers · Other Vending Machines · Unique & Unusual

10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 tim // Nov 5, 2008 at 11:25 am

    I have a old coffee machine. It is called the coffee bar manufactured by the bert mills company of lombard illinois model 200. We believe this to be from the 1950s. Also it has a dial on the front to choose black coffee,with sugar, cream, and cream and sugar. These are its only selections and a vend price of 5 cents. Does anyone know anything about this?

  • 2 Don // Oct 4, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    I have an vintage coffee vending machine, it appears to be from the 50’s the VIN information has been removed. By the looks of the coin accepter it’s the same one that was used on my Stoner candy machine. If anyone knows about this machine and would like some photos let me know.

  • 3 John E. Dyson // Apr 17, 2010 at 10:07 am

    I was an engineer at The Bert Mills Corp. from Feb. 1952 until J. P. Seeburg bought the company.
    I might have some answers for you.

  • 4 Jeff // Aug 15, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    I have an original 1948 Kwik Kafe Vending machine that took a nickel for a hot cup of fresh coffee. I am interested in selling this unit. Please e-mail for pictures & info.

  • 5 Mike Hawks // Jan 22, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Hello, I am the set designer and stage director at Barberton Hogh School in Ohio. We are doing the musical “How To Succeed In Businees” this year and I am looking for a picture of a late 50’s early 60’s coffee vending machine. Anything you can send me would be great.

  • 6 jeremy // Mar 8, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    i have a 1955 keeney model 300 coffee machine, im trying to restore , it is missing a couple of parts , does anyone know where i can find parts to this machine?

  • 7 MaryAnn // Sep 11, 2012 at 9:59 am

    I have a Keeney coffee vending machine from the ’50s but I don’t find any serial # or other ID. Where, on the machine, does one find this info? And, who can tell me with the machine is worth?

  • 8 jeremy // Feb 25, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    maryann, email me at jrmysingleton@yahoo.com if you still have your machine and are willing to sell

  • 9 vince // Jan 12, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    I have a Keeney coffee machine and need a coin mech. Anyone know where any parts are? Not sure model number or where it’s at.

  • 10 vince // Jan 12, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    If anyone wants to contact me for parts I am at vromanski@aol.com

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