This is a Dole Small Coca-Cola dispenser that we restored. The Dole Valve Company introduced this half-gallon model in 1941 as a smaller version of the one-gallon Junior that they manufactured from the late ‘30s to early ‘40s. Because only about 7000 of the Dole Small dispensers were produced from 1941 to 1942, it is a very rare soda dispenser. Due to its smaller size, many of these were put into service on military ships during WWII.
Like the Junior that preceded it, the Dole Small was able to dispense Coca-Cola soft drinks more consistently than was previously possible. The machine could be packed with ice to keep the drinks cooled.
Dole Valve Company
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