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Vendo Galaxie Drink Dispenser

July 13th, 2008 · 13 Comments

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Vendo Galaxie

The Vendo Galaxie Soft Drink Dispenser

The Vendo Galaxie Soft Drink Dispenser was the first pre-mix soda dispenser. Up until its creation in 1960, dispensers mixed the syrup and carbonated water when the handle was pulled. With this model, the syrup and carbonated water were stored premixed, outside of the dispenser. The complete soft drink was pressure fed by carbon dioxide gas through the dispenser. The futuristic look of the Vendo Galaxie was a result of the design collaboration of Clare Hodgman, a famous automobile and appliance designer, and the Engineering Department of The Cola-Cola Company. It was available in 1, 2, 3 or 4 dispensing valves. This model was made exclusively for Coca-Cola.

Vendo Pre-Mix Dispenser

Galaxie Pre-Mix Dispensers

Pre-Mix Ice Maker

This counter-mounted dispenser was advertised as “The most modern way to dispense Coca-Cola (Pre-mix!).” Covered in a baked enamel with chrome and stainless steel accents. The top of the machine was illuminated and displayed the “Drink Coca-Cola” logo.

Galaxie Soft Drink Dispensers

Galaxie Vendo Advertisement

As the brochures show, the Vendo Galaxie soft drink dispenser was also marketed to be sold with an ice-making machine, like this Polar Chips Icemaker. The dispenser was installed directly onto the ice maker, making it quicker and more convenient to make a nice cold Coke.

Manufactured by:
Vendo Company
Kansas City, MO

You may have seen one of these drink dispensers or something very similar, since this machine can still be in use today. Blog-in with any additional comments you may have.

Tags: Coca-Cola · Soda Coolers · Soda Fountain & Dispensers

13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Paul Petrovich // Oct 15, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    I own one of these machines in pristine condition, but the ice maker is kaput. Can anyone help me find a replacement ice maker? How are people handling the fact you can’t buy pre-mix anymore?

    Thank you,

    Paul
    Sacramento

  • 2 kathy stowe // Nov 28, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    I have the Vendo Galaxie Dispenser with working ice machine. Was dispensing Coke and ice until 3 years ago , works great!

  • 3 Lindsey Steadman // Mar 4, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    We have a Vendo Galaxie Ice Machine with Coke dispenser. I am looking for the rubber bowl gasket that goes under the ice maker part that is supposed to catch the water that drips from the auger that turns. The rubber bowl gasket has a drain hole that attaches to a drain pipe. Do you know where I can find this part or any parts for this machine?

  • 4 eddie vasquez // Feb 8, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    what are these machines worth

  • 5 vintagevending // Feb 10, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Eddie,

    We can’t estimate a value on this machine, but if you try ebay or Craig’s List, they might pop up and allow you to see what they’re selling for.

  • 6 Cheri Neidhart // May 15, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    I have this machine with the ice maker machine with it, where can I find replacement parts and cosmetic pieces? Any idea of what this is worth, I have checked ebay & can find nothing

  • 7 vintagevending // May 17, 2010 at 8:20 am

    Cheri,

    You can try American Soda Fountain Inc at http://americansodafountain.com/_wsn/page2.html
    They might be able to help you out with parts and possibly give you an estimate of worth.

  • 8 paul petrovich // Jun 20, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    I have two for sale for $1,400 each plus shipping. This includes the galaxy head and the ice maker. The ice maker needs servicing on both. Not impossible. Contact me if interested. I bet I can get it shipped for $275 plus some crating. Fully restored, they go for upwards of $5,000.
    pdcllc@hotmail.com

  • 9 Dan Scott // Nov 9, 2010 at 6:38 am

    I recently purchased the ice maker portion. The compressor runs when plugged in, but I know some parts are missing. Not sure what all is missing. I would like to find a copy of the instruction/owners/schematic manual so that I can make this machine operational again. Any help would be great. Thanks.

  • 10 Andy Gaspard // May 26, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    I have the island model and want the entire red cabinet does anyone know someone that can restore it for me

  • 11 Terry Chisholm // May 28, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    I have the Galaxy Dispenser and ice machine. I am interested in selling the piece. It is in Los Angeles, CA. The machine was restored and is in working condition. If you know of anyone interested, please let me know. mailforterry@gmail.com

  • 12 Ryan // Jul 16, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    I have the Scotsmans ice maker without the Galaxie dispenser. If anyone has one for sale please shoot me an email with price. Thanks!
    ryand7821@gmail.com

  • 13 braxton carter // Aug 7, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    I am looking for the auger unit for the Scotsman ice machine that makes the soft shivers of ice. If anyone has one or knows where I can get parts let me know.

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