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American Vendor Soda Vending Machine

November 23rd, 2009 · 5 Comments

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Soda Machine Brochure

Here are some interesting photos of a unique looking soda vending machine. These are of the American Vendor model 120 that was built from the mid to late 1940s. What makes this vendor different is its rounded shape. A stainless steel drinking fountain was optional, as were steel or rubber casters. It could vend 62 bottles as well as pre-cool 62 bottles. The machine measured 39 inches high by 32 inches in diameter and weighed 325 lbs.

1947 American Vendor

At first the machines were built to be completely round. Later models, like the 1949 pictured here, were given a new design with a flat front. Also in the photos you can see both a woman and a man getting a soda bottles out of the vendors. These machines had decals applied for multiple soda manufacturers and could vend up to 62 different flavors, according to the brochure.

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Manufactured by:

General American Transportation Corp.
Los Angeles, California

Tags: Antique Advertising · Soda Machines · Soda Vending Machines

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Chris // Nov 28, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    I love the look of these older machines. This summer I visited a local flea market and saw a cool looking older machine. I couldn’t believe the great condition that it was in.

    Excellent post.


  • 2 dean kassik // Jan 16, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    i have one of these call me dean kassik 4027591538

  • 3 dean kassik // Jan 16, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    i have one of these

  • 4 Mark McMaster // Jan 31, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Dean, you interested in selling it?
    Please forward pics with price to my email please.
    Thankyou. Mark

  • 5 Jj // Oct 24, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    I have two of these for sale please email or call me 916 276 5614

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