The Vendo Company was founded in Kansas City, Missouri in 1937. Vendo manufactured soda vending machines exclusively for the Cola-Cola Company. In 1956 they merged with their largest competitor, Vendorlator Manufacturing Company and moved to Fresno, California. In 2005 Vendo was bought by Sanden of Japan and moved to Dallas, Texas. They were renamed SandenVendo [...]
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May 17th, 2010 · 15 Comments
May 10th, 2010 · 15 Comments
These are interesting old photos of the Vendo 39 and 59 standard soda vending machines. The first photo shows both of these models together. The V-59 is on the left, and the V-39 is on the right. They are very similar machines, varying slightly in capacity.
The Vendo 39 and 59 machines were actually made [...]
April 19th, 2010 · 19 Comments
Before 1960, there were more Vendo 83s made than any other model of Vendo soda machine. It was the first coin-operated, upright soda vending machine made by Vendo that they mass-produced. As with all other Vendo machines, it was manufactured exclusively for the Cola-Cola Company. The 83s with a mechanical coin mechanism were manufactured from [...]
March 15th, 2010 · 9 Comments
These two photos are of the lunchroom inside a Vendo vending machine factory lunchroom sometime in the 1950s. As you can see in the first photo, the lunchroom was fully stocked with Vendo vending machines of all kinds. These were soda, fresh food, ice cream, milk, juice and coffee machines.
The second photo shows a [...]
February 8th, 2010 · 1 Comment
We know that this is a Vendo V-240 case vending machine, but have not seen any more information on this machine. It looks like a model designed specifically for factories and other large places and was probably produced in very small numbers. It was a very large machine, capable of dispensing 10 cases of soda, [...]
October 20th, 2009 · 9 Comments
Vendo was founded in 1937 in Kansas City, Missouri. Their initial product line consisted of chest coolers, but after WWII they became known for their upright vending machines, which were made exclusively for the Coca-Cola Company. This chest cooler is one of the earliest—if not one of the first chest coolers made by Vendo.