Vintage coke machines price guide
The Coke Machine by Michael Blanding
Perhaps its not too much of a surprise to find the Coca-Cola Company on the stand for these injustices. In this era of cynicism, its standard practice to believe corporations from Halliburton to ExxonMobil capable of every form of evil, trained by the profit drive of capitalism to turn a blind eye to the worst consequences of their actions. The Coca-Cola Company, however, represents a special case-at once the quintessential example of a giant American multinational corporation through which its possible to explore the excesses of capitalism as a whole and a beloved pop culture symbol that has spent billions of dollars to present an image of wholesomeness and harmony cherished by millions of people around the world. Finding the Coca-Cola Company accused of murder is like finding out Santa Claus is accused of being a pedophile.
So how is it that a company that, in its own words, exists to refresh and benefit everyone it touches now stands accused of drought, disease, exploitation, and murder? To truly understand that contradiction, its necessary to go back to Coca-Colas origins as a cocaine-laced nerve tonic in the turn-of-the-century American South. Its there that the seeds of its inexorable drive to growth were planted, along with the decisions that have allowed it to disavow responsibility for its bottlers around the globe. Thats the essence of Coca-Cola-what one of its legendary executives once called the essence of capitalism.
Vendo 39 Coca Cola Vending Machine (1949)
coca cola collectibles Price Guide
There seems to be a problem serving the request at this time. Buyers enjoying the ease and convenience of shopping on eBay can find a variety of vintage Coke machines for sale whether to use, restore, or collect. The oldest ones simply fit on top of a chest-style cooler, allowing you to slip your money into a slot before grabbing your bottle of Coke. While most are made by either Cavalier or Vendo, the condition and age of these used machines makes them worth varying amounts of money. There are many different variables that influence the value of a Coca-Cola machine or dispenser. Examples available on eBay include:.
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The value of vintage Coca-Cola machines can vary, based on several factors., There seems to be a problem serving the request at this time. The introduction of the vending machine in the U.
The first ice-cooled vending machine was made in , and it held only 12 bottles. Soon to follow, the first electric machine was created by Glascock Brothers in To receive a grade of mint condition, the machine must look as new as it did when originally manufactured. In most cases it must also be unused and in its original, unopened packaging. An excellent grade machine may have tiny scratches or marks on the outer rim or edges.
Dating your Vendo Coke Machine:. In this example, is the stamped Date Code. In this example, 4MF is the stamped Date Code. The model number of a Vendo Coke machine refers to how many bottles of Coke that machine will hold. The larger the model number, the larger the machine. Example: HB, or HD. The series letter might indicate year of manufacture, a cosmetic change or parts change of that model.
Coke Machine Restorations. Vintage Coke Machines For Sale. Service, Repair and Parts. Contact Form. Usually sizes from the small 8 oz Coke bottle up to a 12 oz long neck.