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Unknown Mexican Countertop Cooler

August 9th, 2010 · 4 Comments

1950s Pepsi-Cola Countertop Cooler

This is a countertop cooler that was manufactured in the 1950s. It came from Mexico, but we don’t have any information about the manufacturer. We restored this when we were in the business years ago. We no longer own this, but thought you may enjoy the photos.

This cooler would have been used [...]

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Tags: Pepsi-Cola · Soda Coolers

Jacobs 56 Pepsi Vendor

September 23rd, 2008 · 13 Comments

The Jacobs 56 Pepsi-Cola Vending Machine
The Jacobs 56 Pepsi-Cola Vending Machine is one of the most sought-after Pepsi machines ever made. Serious collectors consider it the “Holy Grail” of all soda machines. Having been manufactured for only two years, between 1952 and 1953, makes this a very rare machine. We are proud to have restored [...]

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Tags: Pepsi-Cola · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc. · Soda Vending Machines

Pepsi-Cola 1940’s Mini Ice Box

August 12th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Pepsi-Cola Mexican Mini Cooler
Here is a very interesting Pepsi cooler. Because it is a double-dot we know it is from the 40’s. We also think it is from Mexico because of the decals on the side of the original. It looks like more of a mini-fridge icebox than a cooler, and is definitely an original [...]

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Tags: Pepsi-Cola · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc. · Soda Coolers

Soft Drink and Fountain Dispenser Evolution

August 7th, 2008 · 27 Comments

The Evolution of Soft Drink Dispensing
Recently, while doing descriptions for the soda fountain dispensers in the Retroplanet Museum, I was struck by how little I knew about how these IN-dispensable drinks evolved. Drinks like Coca-Cola and Pepsi have become such a staple in the American diet that I think many of us take them for [...]

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Tags: Coca-Cola · Pepsi-Cola · Soda Fountain & Dispensers

Pepsi-Cola Soda Cooler

August 3rd, 2008 · 44 Comments

1940’s Pepsi-Cola Soda Cooler
This is a brochure for a rare Pepsi-Cola machine made by the Universal Cooler Corporation of Marion, Ohio. They were manufactured from the early to mid-1940’s as an automatic coin-operated vending machine. This electric cooler has a 66-bottle capacity with room for 50-chilled bottles and an additional 16 pre-cooled bottles. The [...]

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Tags: Pepsi-Cola · Soda Coolers

Vendo Vending Machines Company History

July 8th, 2008 · 92 Comments

The Vendo Company History
The Vendo Company is known worldwide as having been a leader in the manufacture of vending machines for more than 50 years. Vendo was founded as a small company in 1937 in Kansas City, Missouri as a manufacturer of bottled soft drink vending machines. Prior to this, early vendors had not been [...]

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Tags: Antique Advertising · Coca-Cola · Manufacturer Histories · Other Vending Machines · Pepsi-Cola · Vendo

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