A Coca-Cola Lighted Dome Pre-Mix Soda Fountain Dispenser
The Cornelius Ambassador was a lightweight pre-mix soft drink dispenser with a modern look that was made by The Cornelius Company in the late 1960s. It offered an optional dome that lit up and displayed the Coca-Cola slogan, “Things go better with Coke” that also served as a “billboard”. The Ambassador was designed for “Maximum Point-of-Sale Display” with “trademark identification and powerful sales impact”.
Because of its small size, the Ambassador required very little counter space (4 ½ inches of counter depth) and yet was able to dispense up to 4 products. A remote refrigeration system could be conveniently placed up to 25 feet from the dispenser and connected to it with insulated tubing. The tubes were referred to as “Refrigerated Product Lines” or a “python”. The illuminated part of the dispenser was not only placed high for advertising purposes, but also the distance served to prevent the light from warming up the product. The dispenser could be very easily clamped to any counter.
The Cornelius Company
2727 North Ferry Street
Anoka, MN 55303
Weight: 27 lbs. with the dome, 20 lbs. without the dome
Dimensions: 23 3/4”H x 11”W x 9”D (with dome)
11 1/2”H x 11”W x 9”D (without dome)