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The Cornelius Deluxe Draft Arms

June 8th, 2009 · 10 Comments

The Cornelius Deluxe Draft Arms was the name for a compact pre-mix soft drink dispenser, designed for use in upscale bars and restaurants. They were produced exclusively for the Coca-Cola Company in the late 1950s. The dispenser was available as a single draft arm, two-, three- or a four-draft arms unit. It was designed to [...]

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Tags: Antique Advertising · Coca-Cola · Cornelius · Soda Fountain & Dispensers

Dole Citation Coca-Cola Soda Fountain Dispenser

June 8th, 2009 · 11 Comments

A big change in soda fountain dispenser design was seen with the introduction of the Dole Citation Dispenser in June of 1958. Manufactured by the Dole Valve Company of Chicago, Illinois, it reflected a totally new, modern design. It was Dole’s first dispenser to be made mostly of plastic. It was a square countertop model [...]

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

The Refreshery Concession Stand

June 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

Is Refreshery even a word? In any case, we had this photo of what looks to be a movie theater concession stand. Really great 1950’s styling for the back wall with “Refreshery” spelled out in a great-looking script set on top of alternating square panels.
There’s a popcorn machine, candy counter, self-serve ice cream and [...]

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Tags: Candy & Cigarette Machines · Drink Dispensers · Food Dispensers · Ice Cream Dispensers · Other Vending Machines · Soda Fountain & Dispensers

Dole Deluxe Coca-Cola Soda Fountain Dispenser

May 22nd, 2009 · 37 Comments

We restored this Dole Deluxe Coca-Cola soda fountain dispenser. It’s a countertop soda fountain dispenser that was introduced in 1947 by the Dole Valve Company. It was the very first dispenser they produced following WWII. Because of its shape, it was called the “outboard motor”. The design was created by Raymond Loewy, a famous industrial [...]

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Tags: Coca-Cola · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc. · Soda Coolers · Soda Fountain & Dispensers · Soda Vending Machines

1959 Orange Crush Dispenser Ad

April 30th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Now this is an Orange Crush Dispenser! This is an ad from a 1959 Diner Drive-In Magazine. Great eye-catching display, Orange Crush fountain with a huge cup on top. This really must have sold a lot of Crush. I do not believe Crush was carbonated back then, which made it possible to have these kinds [...]

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Tags: Antique Advertising · Soda Fountain & Dispensers

Dole Super Coca-Cola Soda Fountain Dispenser

April 20th, 2009 · 7 Comments

The Dole Super Dispenser was introduced in April of 1951. It was manufactured by the Dole Valve Company of Chicago, Illinois. It was Dole’s first soft drink dispenser with a continuous flow valve and was designed to compete with the Selmix soda dispenser. The Super would have been mounted on a counter-top.

In 1955 the [...]

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Tags: Coca-Cola · Soda Fountain & Dispensers

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