The Bastian-Blessing Company began in 1908 as a company that manufactured soda fountain equipment. At one time they supplied soda fountains to every Walgreens store in the country. They are probably less well known for their vending machines. In 1946 they announced they were entering the vending machine market with three new machines. These machines were released the following year. The new models included a 48-bottle, a 192-bottle, and a 224-bottle machine. All three were to have a Harris coin changer attached and were to be manually operated. One of these vendors is shown in this old advertisement.
Bastian-Blessing Soda Bottle Vending Machine
June 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment
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