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Vendo V-240 Soda Case Vending Machine

February 8th, 2010 · 1 Comment

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Vendo V-240 Soda Case Vending Machine

We know that this is a Vendo V-240 case vending machine, but have not seen any more information on this machine. It looks like a model designed specifically for factories and other large places and was probably produced in very small numbers. It was a very large machine, capable of dispensing 10 cases of soda, or 240 bottles.

The way this machine dispensed soft drinks is unique too. Rather than starting out with bottles being loaded into a drum or onto shelves, the entire case of soda was loaded into the machine. As you can see in this diagram, the conveyor transported the whole case around the interior of the machine as each case was emptied. The motion resembles that of a Ferris wheel. Once a bottle was released, gravity would take over and the bottle would drop into the chute.

V-240 Case Vendor Schematic

As clever as this design is, it obviously didn’t catch on, as this is the only machine like this that I have seen. Please let us know if you’ve seen one of these.

Tags: Soda Vending Machines · The Vendo Company · Unique & Unusual

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Tod // Apr 19, 2010 at 12:49 am

    I think I found something on this machine. An article in the 1948 issue of “The Billboard” says that Vendo on March 13: “had an exhibit built around its automatic bottle vender which is loaded by inserting filled cases of bottled drinks…does away with hand loading of individual bottles. ”

    Interesting… Has anyone seen one of these in person? I doesn’t seem like the idea ever left the exhibit floor.

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