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Lyon 500 Coca-Cola Soda Vending Machine

December 16th, 2009 · 7 Comments

This brochure illustrates the Lyon 500 Coca-Cola cup vending machine. It was built in the early 1950s by the Worthington Pump & Machinery Corp. It was marketed by Lyon Industries of New York City, who partnered with Worthington in order to sell and distribute soda vending machines.
The Model 500, with its unique art deco [...]

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Tags: Antique Advertising · Coca Cola Vending Machine · Soda Vending Machines

The Vendo Decapper in Production

September 28th, 2009 · 3 Comments

We have already written a blog on the very rare Vendo Decapper soda machine, but I came across this photo and wanted to post it. It shows a production line full of Decapper soda machines. This is a rare photo, given that very few of these machines were manufactured and very few survived.
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Tags: Antique Advertising · Coca Cola Vending Machine · Soda Vending Machines · Vendo

Guiberson-Clem Dual Dr. Pepper Soda Machine

September 14th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Here is a brochure for a Dr. Pepper Guiberson Double-Quick Vendor, Model GCD-144. The machine has an interesting design. It’s clean and simple—almost clinical, with just a small Dr. Pepper script sign and painted the standard Dr. Pepper green.
The Guiberson Corporation was located in Dallas, as was Dr. Pepper. I am not sure what [...]

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Tags: Antique Advertising · Soda Vending Machines

Squirt Soda Advertising Scale

September 11th, 2009 · 2 Comments

This is a brochure for a Squirt advertising scale from the 1940s. The scale was manufactured by Hamilton Scales and would have made for great point-of-purchase advertising. In addition, the storeowner displaying one of these would be making profits from the coin-operated scale.
If you have additional info on this unique item, please blog-in. Let [...]

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Tags: Antique Advertising

Vendorlator/VMC Soda Machine Girls

August 5th, 2009 · 2 Comments

(by Keith)
I love these photos. These appear to be promotional photos distributed by the Vendorlator/VMC Manufacturing Company and they’re most likely from the 1950’s.
Photo number one is of the VMC 88, which is basically the same thing as two VMC 44’s built side-by-side. Although it’s rare, it’s not the most desirable machine. Yet it does [...]

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Tags: Antique Advertising · Coca Cola Vending Machine · Pepsi-Cola · Vendorlator

Royal Crown Cola Advertising and Celebrity Endorsements

July 24th, 2009 · 42 Comments

The Royal Crown Company had marketing pros that understood the value of advertising and product promotion. With the help of their marketing agency, BBD&O, Royal Crown Cola experienced incredible growth through the 1940s.
Starting in 1939, RC Cola became the sponsor for the CBS radio program “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not” with Robert Ripley. The [...]

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Tags: Antique Advertising · Manufacturer Histories

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