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Orange Crush Adco Soda Dispenser

July 17th, 2009 · 7 Comments

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Orange Crush Dispenser

Orange Crush has always been a very popular soft drink, and still is. This soda fountain dispenser was made by a manufacturer called Adco, but there is not much available out there about them. This dispenser is from somewhere around the mid-1930s to the early 1940s. It worked by mixing the flavored syrup and carbonated water when the handle was pulled and the drink was dispensed. The dispenser would have been mounted onto the counter of the soda fountain.

The lid of this dispenser has the Orange Crush mascot, Crushy, mounted on it. This stylized figure is shown holding an orange, supposedly squeezing the juice out of it as he is seen doing in vintage Orange Crush advertisements.

Produced: Mid-1930s to early 1940s
Orange Crush Unrestored Dispenser

Orange Crush Dispenser Rear

Unrestored Orange Crush Dispenser

Orange Crush Logo

Orange Crush Dispenser Logo

Restored Dispenser Orange Crush

Orange Crush Restored Rear

This item is not for sale. We show restored items in this blog to encourage discussion, prompt questions and further the hobby of collecting and restoration. We also enjoy sharing the photos of the many items we have restored over the years.

Tags: Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc. · Soda Fountain & Dispensers

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 larry martens // Feb 3, 2010 at 12:11 am

    I have a very old antique chest style 10cent orange crush machine for sale Can you tell me what’s it would be worth. Thanks Larry

  • 2 vintagevending // Feb 3, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Larry,

    We aren’t able to give estimates on the value of an item. If you keep an eye on Ebay or Craig’s List, your item is sure to be listed at some point. That may give you a rough idea of it’s value but keep in mind prices vary greatly depending on condition.

  • 3 Terry // Feb 15, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    I have this same fountain dispenser in the same condition as your before photos. However, I am missing the lid and Crushy. Any chance that you have these parts around in your old restoration parts?

  • 4 vintagevending // Feb 16, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Terry,

    We are looking to see if we have any parts. We’ll contact you if we do.

  • 5 scott bishop // Sep 21, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    hi all, i just found the rare diamond shaped aluminum dispenser sign for the adco fountain in a garage cabinet at a local estate sale. anybody know how many thousands of dollars this sign is worth? thanks!

  • 6 Doug // Sep 28, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    hello . looking for the little crushy that goes on the lid of my adco dispenser ? also need the drip tray grate ? thankyou .

  • 7 Daryl // Feb 6, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Hi I have one of these with original owners manual and mount for counter it is in great shape too
    ***FOR SALE***
    contact
    derail_n@hotmail.com

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