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Custom Cavalier 96 Soda Machine

June 6th, 2011 · 6 Comments

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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.

Pair Of Restored Cavalier 96 Vendors

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.

H-E-B Logos

Detail of Cola Logo

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.

Interior of Vending Machine

67”H x 24 3/4”W x 21 7/8”D

Manufactured by:
Cavalier Corporation
1105 East Tenth Street
Chattanooga, Tennessee

This item is not for sale. We show restored items in this blog to encourage discussion, prompt questions and further the hobby of collecting and restoration. We also enjoy sharing the photos of the many items we have restored over the years.

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

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mr.BoobieRox // Mar 3, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Frekin Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 2 Phil Buck // May 16, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    I might sell mine what are you willing to pay ?

  • 3 Montese // Sep 16, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    I have a metal 3 door icebox and want to know how old it is and approximately the value of it. It needs some restoration.

  • 4 EARL CLEVELAND // Sep 22, 2012 at 2:47 pm


  • 5 Bob // Feb 19, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Looking for an unrestored Cav 96 or 72

  • 6 Greg H. Kemp // Aug 27, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    I have a Cavalier 96 in good shape. Completely original. Cools perfect. Has the 6 cent price decal on it. If interested, shoot me an e-mail. gregkemp@bellsouth.net

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