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Hanging Around the Mills Soda Machine

May 9th, 2011 · 6 Comments

We have a large number of vintage photos in our archives, and thought it would be fun to share some of them with you. The following photos are of 1930s and 1940s Mills Coca-Cola vending machines that were being used in a variety of locations.

The first two photos show people gathered around a Mills [...]

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

Coca-Cola Vendo 44 Soda Machine

September 29th, 2008 · 109 Comments

Coca-Cola Vendo 44 Soda Vending Machine
The most desirable Coca-Cola soda machine ever made, the Vendo 44 was produced exclusively for the Coca-Cola Company from 1956 to 1959. The very narrow width of this machine has made it a highly collectible machine for both the veteran collector as well as newcomers to the hobby. These machines, [...]

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Tags: Coca-Cola · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc. · Soda Machines · The Vendo Company

1960 Coke Vendos

September 15th, 2008 · 7 Comments

1960 Coca-Cola Vendo Soda Machines
This is a Vendo Company brochure announcing their available soda vending machine line for the year in 1960. Note the Vendo 44, which was introduced in 1956, was still being manufactured. This was a very popular model, and tens of thousands of these were manufactured.

As the Vendo soda machines were [...]

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Tags: Antique Advertising · Coca-Cola · Drink Dispensers · Soda Vending Machines · Vendo

Coca-Cola Vendo 6-Case Cooler

July 6th, 2008 · 22 Comments

The Coca-Cola Vendo 6-Case Vertical Cooler
I like this machine, but this upright cooler never really caught on with collectors. I would guess that’s because of its size. I refer to it as a cooler because there is no coin mechanism. Therefore, it’s not fair to call it a soda machine, even though it looks like [...]

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Tags: Coca-Cola · Soda Coolers · Soda Vending Machines · The Vendo Company · Vendo

Frostidrink Royal Crown Cup Soda Vendor

June 25th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The Frostidrink Cup Soda Vendor
I don’t know too much about this machine except it was invented by W.W. Bowman of Dallas, Texas in the late 30’s. Amazing what you find when you google something. The machine appears to be a 3-selection cup vendor done up in Royal Crown Cola. Nothing too exciting about it, but [...]

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Tags: Soda Vending Machines

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