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Custom Cavalier 96 Soda Machine

June 6th, 2011 · 6 Comments

These are a pair of Cavalier 96 soda vending machines. Back when we were in the restoration business, we did a custom restoration of these two vendors for the Texas supermarket chain, HEB. They were doing a drawing to give them away as a marketing promotion.

These machines were manufactured sometime in the late 1950s. The [...]

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Tags: Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc. · Soda Vending Machines · Unique & Unusual

Pepsi-Cola Vendorlator 27

October 25th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Nicknamed by collectors as the “mailbox” or the “tabletop”, the Vendorlator 27 was the smallest soda machine made by Vendorlator. Being only 27 inches high and weighing about 100 lbs., this machine was designed to sit on a countertop or on an optional stand. Because of their small size, these vendors were very popular with [...]

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

Cavalier Corporation Soda Machine Company

October 29th, 2008 · 247 Comments

Originally starting as a sawmill, the Tennessee Furniture Company of Chattanooga opened in 1865. It began as an offshoot of the sawmill, in order to sell off the flawed pieces of wood that wouldn’t have sold otherwise. Gaston Raoul was the second owner of the furniture company. He bought an additional enterprise, the Odorless Refrigeration [...]

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Tags: Antique Advertising · Coca-Cola · Manufacturer Histories · Soda Fountain & Dispensers · Soda Vending Machines · Vintage Cups Glasses & Mugs

Coca-Cola Soda Machine Restroom Doors

September 21st, 2008 · 2 Comments

What do you do when you have a couple of undesirable, enormous and basically worthless Vendo 144 soda machines? You turn them into restroom doors. These are photos of the restrooms that were in our retail store in Salem, NH. We took two Vendo 144 doors and restored them to like new condition and bolted [...]

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Tags: Antique Advertising · Coca-Cola · Soda Machines · Soda Vending Machines · Unique & Unusual · Vendo 144 Restroom Doors

7UP VMC 81 Soda Machine

September 17th, 2008 · 12 Comments

The 7UP VMC 81 soda vending machine is one of the most collectible models among soda machine collectors. It had a more limited production than its Coca-Cola counterpart, the Vendo 81 and is therefore harder to find. It was manufactured from the mid- to late-1950’s.
As the name indicates, this machine vends 81 bottles and pre-cools [...]

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Tags: Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc. · Soda Vending Machines

Coca-Cola VIP Cooler

July 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments

The Coca-Cola VIP Cooler
This VIP cooler was made for Coca-Cola who directed their marketing for this product toward smaller venues, like offices, social clubs, hair salons, waiting rooms and hotels. It could fit 120 6.5-ounce bottles of Coke, was equipped with two ice cube trays and had additional space for “party fixings”. The VIP was [...]

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Tags: Coca-Cola · Soda Coolers

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