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Guiberson-Clem Dual Dr. Pepper Soda Machine

September 14th, 2009 · 3 Comments

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Dr Pepper Guiberson Soda Machine

Dr Pepper Guiberson Soda Machine Interior

Here is a brochure for a Dr. Pepper Guiberson Double-Quick Vendor, Model GCD-144. The machine has an interesting design. It’s clean and simple—almost clinical, with just a small Dr. Pepper script sign and painted the standard Dr. Pepper green.

The Guiberson Corporation was located in Dallas, as was Dr. Pepper. I am not sure what their business arrangement was, but the majority of Guibersons you see are Dr. Pepper machines.

This is most likely a 1960’s machine with a capacity of 144 bottles. It was available with an optional coin changer. Someone has written the pricing on the front of the brochure, $505.00 w/o coin changer, $560.00 with coin changer.

We have never owned one of these and I have never seen one. If you own one, please send in some photos no matter what the condition. We’d love to see them and share them with visitors to our website.

Dimensions: 72H x 40W x 22D
Weight: 500 lbs

Tags: Antique Advertising · Soda Vending Machines

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 kelton drewery // Jun 22, 2011 at 11:42 am

    i started with Guiberson in 1961 and i’ve never seen one of these. it had to be much earlier. in 1961, they were an oil field equipment manufacturer.

  • 2 David Hall // Jul 23, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    This is cool. I think its from the 40’s though?, The logo on the front i think dr pepper used that style of font from the 20’s to the 50’s, They changed to a more simple font in the 50s and the dot between dr and pepper was dropped.

  • 3 Blair Stone // Jul 31, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    I found this web site when I was researching my ancestry. My great grandfather was James R. Clem of Dallas, Texas. I found a brochure for the GCS-110 model (a single vending machine) among some photos and papers handed down to me. In 1952 he self published an autobiography where he spent several pages talking about how and why he designed the vending machine. The idea for a dual flavor self serving vending machine came to him in the late thirties when he noticed his employees would leave work to go get a cold drink. He thought that if there were two flavors to choose from people would not leave work. At that time he could not find a dual machine so he tried producing them on his own but had some problems. After working on improving the design (5 patents later), Dr. Pepper sponsored the machine and it was manufactured by other companies with royalty agreements. In his book he mentions that the Dr. Pepper machine production started in 1949. I would love to get one but it does not sound promising…

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