header image 1

Looking for Out of This World Retro Gifts, Kitsch, Signs & Furniture. Visit Retroplanet.com


Entries Tagged as 'Unique & Unusual'

Custom Cavalier 96 Soda Machine

June 6th, 2011 · 6 Comments

These are a pair of Cavalier 96 soda vending machines. Back when we were in the restoration business, we did a custom restoration of these two vendors for the Texas supermarket chain, HEB. They were doing a drawing to give them away as a marketing promotion.

These machines were manufactured sometime in the late 1950s. The [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc. · Soda Vending Machines · Unique & Unusual

Predicta Televisions

May 24th, 2011 · 2 Comments

The Predicta TV’s Space Age looks have made it a design icon of the mid-20th century. This innovative television was made by Philco from 1958 to 1960. The Predicta was available in console, tabletop and cabinet models. The TV’s modern design included a CRT that could both tilt and swivel.
Introduced in 1959, the 17-inch [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: Unique & Unusual

Coca-Cola Dispenser Delivery Truck

May 25th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The vintage photo above is of a Coca-Cola Dispenser Service delivery truck. This is a great old photo, not only of the 1919 Ford Model T truck, but it also shows a variety of vintage Coca-Cola bottle dispensers. These coolers were probably destined for Mom and Pop stores throughout the neighborhood.

The dark colored cooler on [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: Coca-Cola · Soda Coolers · Unique & Unusual

Antique Coca-Cola Water Cooler

March 29th, 2010 · 8 Comments

This illustration is from an old advertisement in our archives for a Coca-Cola water cooler/bottle vendor combination. Based on the Coke logo and the styling of the unit, it most likely dates from about 1920 to 1930. This innovative vendor is a water cooler with a cooling box to hold bottles of Coca-Cola. It’s really [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: Coca-Cola · Coolers · Unique & Unusual

Park-O-Meter Parking Meters

March 8th, 2010 · 57 Comments

This is an assortment of Park-O-Meter parking meters. They were manufactured by the Magee-Hale Park-O-Meter Company. The founder of this company, Carl C. Magee, is recognized as the first person to receive a patent for a paying parking meter. His patent was issued in 1938. Magee’s invention of the parking meters was the result of [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc. · Unique & Unusual

Fire Department Call Box Restoration

March 1st, 2010 · 7 Comments

These photos are of the restoration process we went through with a fire department call box. It came to us in pretty bad shape and required sandblasting, repair work, wiring and repainting. The manufacturer is unknown, but the style strongly resembles that of Gamewell fire boxes of the 1940s and 1950s. Gamewell Corp. of Massachusetts [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: Unique & Unusual

All Images are the Property of and Copyrighted to Vintage Vending Inc.