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 Cavalier 96 is a popular machine today because it was made with adjustable shelves that allow a variety of bottle sizes to be vended. Bottles ranging in size from 6.5 ounces to 10 ounces are able to fit into the machine. It’s also possible to change the amount charged per bottle; the machine can be set to charge up to $1.00 per bottle.
Vintage soda vending machines are great to use in your home or office since you can fill your drink box with your favorite bottled beverage. With a 96-bottle capacity, the 96 is a good size vendor to have in your home. It makes for a fun and functional piece that’s also a real conversation starter.
67”H x 24 3/4”W x 21 7/8”D
1105 East Tenth Street
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