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Spacarb 4-D-51 Drink Vendor

November 19th, 2008 · 3 Comments

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The Spacarb 4-D-51 hot and cold drink vendor was manufactured in the mid 40’s to early 50’s. As with any other drink vending machine from its time, not many of these have survived.

The vending options are listed as any combination of carbonated drink, non-carbonated (or “still”) drink and hot drink, adding up to a total of 4 dispensing choices. It could dispense into either 600 10oz. cups or 1000 7oz. cups.

The brochure states that the machine “serves 3 syrup flavors and club soda”. Evidently the syrup and carbonated water were combined just prior to the drink being dispensed. Spacarb describes itself as “America’s oldest manufacturer and operator of automated beverage dispensers.”

Manufactured by:
Spacarb, Inc.
311-317 East 23rd St.
New York, NY

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Tags: Drink Dispensers · Other Vending Machines · Spacarb

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Larry // Nov 28, 2010 at 2:00 am

    In the early seventies myself and my brother in law scrapped over 60 of these machines in New Haven Ct.. They were from my grandfathers vending business. At the time no one was even remotely interested in saving these machines. Of course this was way before the internet, so if you got no response in the local paper you scrapped the old machines, a waste for sure, but that was the way of it.

  • 2 eric // Jul 15, 2012 at 9:36 am

    im just curious if there are ANY of these left at all?… I just found one for sale, but i cant find any info while trying to research it.. im just curious if anyone knows how they work and if a guy was to buy one…could you substitute the old ingredients for something different…like say coca cola syrups or something of that nature… i really want to buy this machine but not if it is absolutely worthless because you are unable to buy parts or dispence drinks at all… ANYBODY GOT ANY ADDITIONAL INFO OR PICS?…shoot me an email if you do…

  • 3 Josh // Dec 26, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Somebody in Texas bought my spa-carb machine sometime in late 2008, form the Star theatre in Brooklyn, Michigan. it was STOLEN! It was sold from the theatre by a group using the space, if you were the buyer of this please contact me, we want and need it back, it was original to the theatre!

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