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Vintage Coke Machine - A Popular Collectible

by Daniel Wright

For people who enjoy having a collection of antiques, vintage Coke machines are a well loved choice for a collection. This representation of years gone by is a standard in the history of America, and it is something wonderful to include in a collection or even to decorate a house or a restaurant.

It was in the early 1940s that the Coke vending machines first gained wide use. Many of the collectible machines that are around today were made by a Kansas City company. Prior to these machines being invented, Coke bottles were sold in large ice buckets known as coolers. Coke machines offered a better way of marketing and selling this product.

The creation of this early form of the vending machine is what helped Coca Cola establish such a large market and is a large part of why it is the world famous drink that it has become today. These vintage machines are an icon throughout the world, and are sought after not only by collectors but by fans of the product and history buffs. They are a representation to many of 'simpler times'.

Something else that collectors love about a vintage Coke machine is that it just dispenses the old-fashioned bottles rather than today's cans. Folks derive a great deal of joy and nostalgia from looking at those old machines and the bottles of days gone by.

If you look around the Internet, you are certain to find fixed vintage Coke machines. Some dealers will even offer service deals. There is also a demand for broken units that can be repaired, painted and sold at auction. Whichever route you choose to take, make sure you read all the available reviews about the dealer to guarantee they are reputable.

It is important to note that these particular machines are becoming more and more valuable as time goes by. You might want to consider what others have already done and that is to purchase one now which you can sell later for even more money when the value increases yet more and still have some time to enjoy it.

In every aspect, investing in this collectible is a nice idea and a profitable too. Not only you would be able to turn a profit off, you would enjoy the nostalgic feeling of owning it. This machine is a unique addition to any home or business and a thrill to own it.

Browse vintage Coke machines of every make and shape at View a great selection of Cavalier Coke machines and other models for sale.

Published January 27th, 2009

Filed in Antiques, Hobby

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