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Vendo Company Lunchroom Vendors

March 15th, 2010 · 9 Comments

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Vending Machines in Factory Cafeteria

Vendo Cafeteria Western Style

These two photos are of the lunchroom inside a Vendo vending machine factory lunchroom sometime in the 1950s. As you can see in the first photo, the lunchroom was fully stocked with Vendo vending machines of all kinds. These were soda, fresh food, ice cream, milk, juice and coffee machines.

The second photo shows a more humorous take on the assortment of food and drink vendors available to the employees. This room has been set up to look like a town in the old West. Instead of the words “Coca-Cola” over the vending machine, a rustic –looking sign with “The Cold Bottle” is displayed overhead, making it look more like an old saloon. Old storefronts have been painted on the walls. What a fun place to have lunch—“How ‘bout a nice cold Coke, Pardner?”

Tags: Drink Dispensers · Food Dispensers · Fruit Dispensers · Soda Vending Machines · The Vendo Company

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tod // Mar 23, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Awsome photos. Do you have the top one in higher resolution. I’d love to be able to identify those last three machines in the row. Thanks.

  • 2 vintagevending // Mar 24, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Tod,
    Yes we do. I will email it to you. Let us know what you come up with.

  • 3 james // Jun 3, 2010 at 2:04 am

    Could you email me a higher res copy of the wild west vending pic?

    I just purchased a Vendo Milk DM237E which is the large milk machine with the lighted display case.

    I noticed that the wild west pic has my machine!! Its the first one to the right of the small milk vender and the far left machine of the group under the cow palace sign.

    I’ve never seen my machine in a pub before!

  • 4 linda yankello // Aug 3, 2010 at 7:23 am

    I have a 1958 5c Lance machine made by vendo.It is the machine pictured in the first photo on top far right. Would anyone like to purchase it?

  • 5 jeff reames // Oct 12, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    need correct colors for coke red and white

  • 6 Julia Totten Coley // May 7, 2011 at 6:21 am

    In 1969, my father sold his company (Advenco), in Minneapolis, to Dick Cornelius. I was wondering if you had any pictures of that company, or any history of it. (Or any knowledge of it at all). My father designed and manufactured mostly coffee vending machines. I was just a kid then, and I remember my Dad getting me hot chocolate from his machines. I recognize the Cornelius logo, and I am pleased to see this ‘vintage’ website.

  • 7 Terry Bolton // Apr 10, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Have you ever seen literature or an actual ice cream vending machine that is the smaller size like the Vendo 80? Or did that trio(Hot Food – Ice Cream – Milk Machine) only come in the large sized machine like the Vendo 216?

  • 8 Bob Musacchio // Aug 13, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Interested in photos for a different reason…my Dad was a design engineer for Vendo in the mid 50’s through the 60’s and early 70’s. Love some other pictures of the plant.

  • 9 Teri Shehorn // Jan 3, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    I have a small purple bottle that says O.C.M.A. registered. Wondering if this is a Ohio Coin Machine Association milk bottle. The only other marking is “wash and return” on the back.

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