The three Mills Coca-Cola vending machines shown in this photo are representative of some of the model 47 series that consisted of the model designations 47-A, 47-B and 47-N. These machines are either 47-As or 47Bs. The A and B versions look very similar to each other, while the 47-N was promoted as a new and improved version of these former models with a slightly different appearance and greater vending capacity.
The Mills model 47-A was built from 1938 to 1940 and the 47-B version was manufactured from 1941 to 1945 and was an improved version of the A model. Typically these machines were painted in the distinctive Mills color scheme of two-tone red and green. They had the capacity to vend 60 bottles and pre-cool 42. These are both very collectible soda machines.
Dimensions: 62”H x 36”W x 23”D
Mills Industries, Inc.
4100 Fullerton Ave.
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