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Mills 65 Soft Drink Vendor

December 10th, 2008 · 7 Comments

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The Mills 65 Soft Drink Vendor

The Mills 65 cold drink dispenser was advertised as a smaller version of soft drink vending machines of the time. This machine was manufactured from 1947-1953. For a nickel, it would dispense an ice cold drink and it could make change from a dime or quarter with its electric coin changer. It could hold 65 bottles of soft drinks and was painted in a variety of colors with a baked-on enamel and stainless steel accents. Manufactured by:Mills Industries, Inc.4100 Fullerton Ave.Chicago, ILIf you have one of these, they are the most desirable of the Mills machines made after WWII. If you are fortunate enough to have one of these, blog-in and let us know. Or if you have anything of interest to add to this blog, please let us know.

Tags: Antique Advertising · Drink Dispensers · Soda Coolers · Soda Vending Machines

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Dave // Jan 12, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    We have a Mills Model 65 that is is pretty good shape. It was purchased years ago form an old cowboy bar, the Jersie Lilly in Ingomar Montana. We have lost the keys and would love to find a way to get into this machine. If you have any information about this machine, please feel free to contact me.

  • 2 Larry Wilson // Jan 27, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    If it is an original Mills key, with the zig zag cut in the middle, you wont find anyone who sells them. They pop up on Ebay sometimes, but the odds of matching the numbers are one in a million. Best option is to drill out the lock.

  • 3 Hank Brown // Mar 18, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    I have a Model 65 Mills Pepsi machine and need the decals to restore this machine to its original condition. Where can I find them. The Pepsi cap logo is in a square format and I need the Ice Cold also.

  • 4 mike // Apr 22, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    i have a mills 65 pepsi, needs restoration

    anyone interested?

  • 5 Ernie // Jan 31, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Recently acquired a Mills 65 overall really good shape. Anyone who can recommend a restoration company? Value? East Tennessee area.

  • 6 spencer smith // Aug 5, 2011 at 7:26 am

    Just picked up a mills 65. It has all the lower compressor and cooling parts but none of the upper bottle trays and coin mech are gone. The outside is in nice condition however. Iam looking to sell or get an idea of what it is worth. Thank you for your time. Western Wisconsin.

  • 7 mark turner // Jan 18, 2014 at 1:30 am

    Im looking for any parts for my mills 65 coke machine. Or any info in the right direction, thanks

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