Above are photos from a 1941 ad for a soda dispensing machine. It was a soda can vendor, able to dispense 3 different flavors of soda. The capacity and dimensions of the machine are unknown.
The vendor was made by Kalva Vendors, Inc., a company that was in business from 1937 to 1950. H. T. Larrimore started Kalva in 1937 in Chicago, Illinois. The company merged with the Searles Welding & Manufacturing Company in October of 1948. They continued to manufacture Kalva vendors until 1950 and then closed the factory permanently.
This is a unique machine, but we don’t know all that much about it. Please blog-in share whatever information you may have if you’ve ever seen one.
Kalva Vendors, Inc.
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