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Coca-Cola Glasco GBV-60 Chest Cooler

July 23rd, 2010 · 7 Comments

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The Glasco GBV-60 chest cooler was an upgraded version of the Glasco GBV-50 that we featured last year. The 60 is a more square cooler than its predecessor. It is top loading and can vend up to five flavor selections (including TAB, as the ad states—remember TAB?). This is called a “slider” type chest cooler because it operates by opening the lid and sliding a Coca-Cola bottle to the opening before lifting it out. The Glasco 60 is capable of vending either 60 6-ounce bottles or 55 12-or 16-ounce bottles. It has space to pre-cool 30 bottles of any size.

Glasco manufactured soda vendors exclusively for Coca-Cola and the GBV-60 was manufactured in the early 1960s. It cools “with dry forced-air to eliminate defrosting”. It is constructed of steel with a baked enamel finish.

Dimensions: 37 1/2”H x 21”D x 42 ½”W
Weight: 224 lbs.

Manufactured by:
Glasco
Muncie, Indiana

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Tags: Soda Coolers · Soda Machines

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Fred // Jul 24, 2010 at 11:27 am

    What is the difference between the GBV-50 & GBV-60?

  • 2 Lori // Jul 24, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    We found one of these in a basement in good condition. How much could we ask for it?

  • 3 vintagevending // Jul 28, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Not sure of its value as we are not appraisers. We suggest keeping an eye on eBay to see if one turns up there.
    That will give you an idea of current market value

  • 4 Ann // Jul 28, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Fred,
    The differences between the GBV-50 and 60 are that the 60 was a new and improved version of the 50. It was more square in shape and could vend 60 bottles, as opposed to the 50 bottles in the GBV-50. The 60 was also slightly larger in size. Thank-you for your interest in our machine blog!

  • 5 bill schonauer // Feb 17, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    I have a Pepsi chest cooler -top loader with lids that slide over one another to gain access to one side or the other. Originally it had a system that cooled the water that the bottles sat in. It is painted with a Pepsi logo on the side, stainless steel trim and top doors with a copper lining. Do you know where I would find out how much I could sell it for. We used it for years in a hunting cabin to keep our parishabels in using bagged ice. A bag would last about 4 days ..a small drain in the bottom held a piece of garden hose that went through a hole drilled in the floor to let the melted ice water drain out.
    thanks, bill s.

  • 6 diane baxter // Feb 19, 2012 at 10:18 am

    I have the same one but, the word glasco is above the coca cola name? Would you know why that is? I bought mine at a garage sale and it works perfect, I just love it.

  • 7 diane baxter // Feb 19, 2012 at 10:21 am

    also on the right side of it says dana flavors

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