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Mills 65 Soft Drink Vendor

December 10th, 2008 · 7 Comments

The Mills 65 Soft Drink Vendor
The Mills 65 cold drink dispenser was advertised as a smaller version of soft drink vending machines of the time. This machine was manufactured from 1947-1953. For a nickel, it would dispense an ice cold drink and it could make change from a dime or quarter with its electric [...]

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Tags: Antique Advertising · Drink Dispensers · Soda Coolers · Soda Vending Machines

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

Manuals for Vendo Coke Machines

August 21st, 2008 · 27 Comments

Service Manuals for Coca-Cola Vendo 81, 44 & 39 Soda Machines
At the Retroplanet.com site we are offering free downloads of PDFs of service manuals for three models of Coca-Cola soda machines from the 1950’s. They are the Vendo 81, 44 and 39. These PDFs can be found at the Retroplanet PDF Library.

It is important [...]

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

Revco Mono-Mat and Duo-Mat Ice Cream Vendors

July 28th, 2008 · 4 Comments

The Revco Mono-Mat and Duo-Mat
Here are a couple of interesting ice cream cup vending machines. The Revco Mono-Mat and the Duo-mat made by Revco Inc. of Deerfield, Michigan. The Mono-Mat held 121 cups and spoons and offered one choice of ice cream. The Duo-mat held 226 cups and spoons and offered two selections.

When we were [...]

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Tags: Ice Cream Dispensers · Revco Inc.

Refrigerated Apples Vending Machine

July 18th, 2008 · 9 Comments

Refrigerated Apples Vending Machine
I never realized there was such a market for fruit vending machines back in the day. This cool-looking machine is the third fruit vendor that we have come across a photo or literature on. It appears to be a 1950’s machine and was probably rare even back then. If you have [...]

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Tags: Fruit Dispensers · Unique & Unusual

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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