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The Cornelius Ambassador

January 28th, 2009 · 3 Comments

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1965 Cornelius Ambassador

1965 Cornelius Ambassador

Coca-Cola Soda Fountain Dispenser

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.

Manufactured by:
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)

Tags: Coca-Cola · Soda Fountain & Dispensers · Soda Vending Machines

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Dustin Barrett // Jan 13, 2012 at 4:34 am

    I have a very similar vintage cornelius 4 tap fountain. The light on top lights up, and motor does come on when plugged in. Model #18-7574. I need any info, please. Really wanting to make it work. The taps, light, and coke font are very similar to the ones in the ad, only difference is mine is a self-standing model.

  • 2 Norm Krutz // Jul 26, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    We have the Cornelious Standup model with the 4 taps compressor and cooling tank for the premix soda. The light states Dr Peper. Any interest in this one? It has been sitting in the dry all the time.


  • 3 Mike Curtis // Dec 12, 2012 at 8:32 pm


    I just recently aquired the exact same model and it needs lot’s of work.. Did u have any luck finding information?!? If so please share…


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