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Hanging Around the Mills Soda Machine

May 9th, 2011 · 6 Comments

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We have a large number of vintage photos in our archives, and thought it would be fun to share some of them with you. The following photos are of 1930s and 1940s Mills Coca-Cola vending machines that were being used in a variety of locations.

1940s Bus Drivers with Bottles of Coke

Mills 47 in Hair Salon Photo

The first two photos show people gathered around a Mills 47-N, manufactured between 1939 and 1945. These machines are located in workplaces for the use of the employees. In the first instance, there are bus drivers taking a break, and the second photo appears to be taken inside a beauty salon. (Note the vintage Coca-Cola advertising on the wall behind the soda machine.)

Vintage Coca-Cola Vending Machine

Mills 47 Coca-Cola Vendor

The next two photos are of the Mills 47-A, manufactured between 1938 and 1940. The first location appears to be a school and the second is most likely an office break area. From the looks on the faces of the people in the pictures, it appears that the Coca-Cola Company was able to find an abundance of willing subjects to be photographed using their Mills vending machines for promotional advertising.

Tags: Antique Advertising · Coca Cola Vending Machine · Coca-Cola · Coca-Cola Advertising · Soda Machines · Soda Vending Machines

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Miles // May 11, 2011 at 12:21 am

    Nice to see you are still showing great items on this site!

  • 2 freddy // Aug 15, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    what would it take estimate to restore a vendo 44 coke machine needs motor all renewed inside guts still has fan but the entire mechanism parts not there it’s just the shell! please email me mcnasby123@verizon.net

  • 3 angela williams // May 2, 2013 at 10:58 am

    i have a model #33-5926-066 and need a key can you help me thank you.

  • 4 vintagevending // May 6, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    You can try Funtronics at fun-tronicsllc.com or (217) 857-1759 for a key.

  • 5 Don Miller // Jun 17, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Can you tell me if a model 362242 USS-8-64 Coke machine is worth much. It runs and keeps cool. Thank-you.

  • 6 enea // Mar 7, 2015 at 10:59 am

    I’m looking for coke cooler Mills 120 model does anyone now if somebody has something for sale.
    if so please write me on my mail: enea.tako@gmail.com
    Thank you

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