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Warehouse Inventory of Old Soda Machines & Pedal Cars

December 1st, 2008 · 48 Comments

More Old Warehouse Photos
I came across a few more pictures of our old warehouse that I hope you find interesting. There look to be about 50 Vendo 81’s and a lot of other assorted soda machines. These include Ideal sliders, Victor coolers, Vendo 39’s, Cavalier 72’s and a whole mess of other neat stuff, some [...]

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Jacobs Soda Machine Company

November 5th, 2008 · 31 Comments

The F. L. Jacobs Company, A Soda Machine Company
F. L. Jacobs originally specialized in manufacturing home appliances like the Jacobs Launderall washing machine out of Detroit, Michigan. They began manufacturing soda vending machines for Coca-Cola in the 1940’s from a plant in Indianapolis, Indiana. Their machines have a unique shape referred to by collectors as [...]

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Tags: Antique Advertising · Coca-Cola · Manufacturer Histories · 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.

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

1941 Vendorlator 120 Soda Vending Machine

July 24th, 2008 · 2 Comments

1941 Vendorlator 120 Soda Machine
We have seen a lot of soda machines here at Vintage Vending, and I would have to say that this one could be the ugliest. Seemed like a good idea at the time, I would guess. It vends up to 63 different flavors and holds any size bottles. “It is modern [...]

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Tags: Antique Advertising · Soda Coolers · Soda Vending Machines · Vendorlator

Vendo V-81s and VMC-81 Soda Machines

July 14th, 2008 · 66 Comments

The Vendo V-81’s and VMC-81 Soda Machines, Similarities & Differences
The Vendo Company eventually merged with its rival, the Vendorlator Manufacturing Company in 1956, but originally they were two separate entities building some very similar soda machines. In the mid 1950’s the Vendo Company was manufacturing the Vendo 81 exclusively for The Coca-Cola Company, and the [...]

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

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