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Vintage Coke Machine History And Description

by Daniel Wright

There is something extremely beautiful and wonderful about old things. They hold a piece of history, the memory of times past. One such example of a retro artifact is the vintage coke machine. Yes, the antique coke machine that often used to be found in front of gas stations making ice cold beverages available to weary travelers.

Some of these old machines were made by companies like Vendo, Jacobs, and Westinghouse. Each had it's own unique design, further adding to the art-deco style these popular red and white machines are known for.

The antique coke machineantique coke machine didn't sell cans like modern vending machines do, only the beautiful, hour-glass shaped bottles that Coca-Cola is world famous for.These bottles could range from 6.5 ounces to 12 ounces. A common sized bottle was the 8 ounce bottle. The bottles were made out of glass, not plastic like they are now.

Many people spend their time refurbishing these old machines. They then sell the antique coke machine for a profit. This is a good business because a lot of people have fond memories of the days of the old machines. Using these to both decorate their house and cool their sodas is a great way to remember the old times.

There are several online websites operated by refurbishers of these lovely old vending machines. Some even offer a warranty so look around for extras like that. With a finite supply and a seemingly ever-increasing demand, old Coke machines are sure to appreciate in value so if you're thinking of buying one, there's no time like the present! is the #1 online community for Coca-Cola & Pepsi collectors. A great place to find that rare, antique coke machine you've been looking for.

Published November 1st, 2007

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