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Automatic Products Co.

June 12th, 2008 · 5 Comments

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Automatic Products Vending Machines Sodashoppe Smokeshop Refresh-o-Mat

Promoting their products as “The Nation’s Finest Vendors”, in this ad the Automatic Products Co. is advertising their “Sodashoppe”, “Smokeshop 612” and “Refresh-o-Mat” vending machines. The Automatic Products Co. has been in business since 1949. Today they are owned by the Crane Company and are the leading manufacturer of glassfront snack, hot and cold beverage and frozen food vending machines. These 3 different 1950’s era vending machines illustrate the diversity in machines that evidently date back to the very beginning of this company. Note the Art Deco design and chrome detail that are part of the sleek design in all 3 of these models.

Manufactured by:
Automatic Products Co.
250 West 57th St.
New York, NY

Minneapolis and St. Paul Minnesota

Have you ever come across a Sodashoppe, Smokeshop 612 or Refresh-o-Mat vending machine made by the Automatic Products Co.? Blog in and let us know.

Tags: Food Dispensers · Manufacturer Histories

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Todd Suomela // Nov 18, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    wastrying to assist a friend running a martial arts studio out of old VFW in town here-was given the lowdown by a salesman>automatic products bought out RoweInter.>looking for anything available on a 906-76R snack vending machine….. thanks

  • 2 Gale Pemberton // Jan 23, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    I am looking for information on what appears to be an old vending machine that dispensed both Roi-Tan cigars and chewing gum. It appears to be a Dual O Matic but I have no other information at this time. Does anyone know anything about this line? thanks!

  • 3 Brian // Aug 15, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    I have some info on a Dual O Matic. Shoot me an email with what you are looking for. Seven181@aol.com

  • 4 Erik // Dec 2, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    I have a 1949 Smokeshop Lo-Boy cigarette vending machine made by automatic products. I would like to restore it but don’t have any clue where to get parts. Does anyone have any information on this machine? Thanks.

  • 5 marcus walters // Nov 15, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Found today refresh-o-mate vending machine most of the inside gone, outside solid, like more info,rarity, value, what to do with this piece?

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