The Mills 45 Coca-Cola vending machine was manufactured for only 2 years: 1941-1942. It was the smallest Mills vending machine made pre-WWII. It is the most desired model for Mills collectors due to its smaller size. It has a small bottle capacity; only 26 bottles, which made it ideal for use in lower volume situations, [...]
July 13th, 2010 · 28 Comments
June 29th, 2010 · 31 Comments
Pictured here is a Westinghouse WD-5 machine that we restored years ago. The Westinghouse WD-5 Soda Cooler was a popular self-service soda machine because of its compact size. It needed a minimum amount of floor space but still had adequate storage space. It holds up to 120 bottles, which is a lot, considering the cooler’s [...]
June 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment
The Bastian-Blessing Company began in 1908 as a company that manufactured soda fountain equipment. At one time they supplied soda fountains to every Walgreens store in the country. They are probably less well known for their vending machines. In 1946 they announced they were entering the vending machine market with three new machines. These machines [...]
May 10th, 2010 · 15 Comments
These are interesting old photos of the Vendo 39 and 59 standard soda vending machines. The first photo shows both of these models together. The V-59 is on the left, and the V-39 is on the right. They are very similar machines, varying slightly in capacity.
The Vendo 39 and 59 machines were actually made [...]
May 3rd, 2010 · 11 Comments
These are vintage photos of VMC 81 soda vending machines on an assembly line. The VMC 81 was manufactured by the Vendorlator Manufacturing Company from 1955 to 1958. Whereas Vendo made the 81 exclusively for Coca-Cola, Vendorlator made the 81 for a variety of soda makers. Some of these brands included 7Up, Dr Pepper, Royal [...]
April 27th, 2010 · No Comments
Above are photos from a 1941 ad for a soda dispensing machine. It was a soda can vendor, able to dispense 3 different flavors of soda. The capacity and dimensions of the machine are unknown.
The vendor was made by Kalva Vendors, Inc., a company that was in business from 1937 to 1950. H. T. Larrimore [...]