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Martin and Schwartz 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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AMi Continental 2 Jukebox

November 17th, 2010 · 9 Comments

This jukebox features the classic atomic design of the 1960s. The uniqueness of its design has resulted in the Continental 2’s appearance in several Hollywood movies. Built in 1962, the distinctive styling of the AMi Continental 2 reflects the esthetic of the modern space age. The Plexiglas dome over the turntable and the semi-circle of [...]

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Esso Visible Gas Pump

November 1st, 2010 · 17 Comments

This is an Esso visible gas pump, called the G&B model 177, made in 1925. The manufacturer was Gilbert & Barker Manufacturing Company. The first gas pumps were �����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������visible” gas pumps that drew the gasoline out of the ground and into a 5 to 10 gallon glass cylinder before it was released into the car. [...]

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1950s Ford Gumball Machine

October 11th, 2010 · 86 Comments

The first stick gum machines were introduced in 1888, followed by the first gumball vending machines in 1907. Shortly after that, Ford Mason, a roofing salesman, was looking for a business to get involved in during the winter months, when sales were at a lull. He started by leasing about 100 gumball machines and placing [...]

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Vintage Bottle and Can Openers

June 14th, 2010 · 8 Comments

These two photos show ads for a variety of bottle and can openers used for soda and/or beer. These ads date to about the 1950s. The first ad is for Vaughan Novelty Mfg. Co. of Chicago, Illinois. They were manufacturers of a variety of kitchen accessories and made bottle and can openers for Coca-Cola as [...]

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Kalva Soda Can Vendor

April 27th, 2010 · No Comments

Above are photos from a 1941 ad for a soda dispensing machine. It was a soda can vendor, able to dispense 3 different flavors of soda. The capacity and dimensions of the machine are unknown.
The vendor was made by Kalva Vendors, Inc., a company that was in business from 1937 to 1950. H. T. Larrimore [...]

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Tags: Manufacturer Histories · Soda Machines · Soda Vending Machines

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