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Firefighters in National City, Calif., attempt to free a 17-year-old teen who got his arm stuck in a vending machine while trying to steal a soda from a Coke Machine, was not so easy. He learned the hard way that crime doesn’t pay after attempting to steal a soda and getting his arm stuck in the vending machine. The teen, whose name was not released, allegedly reached inside the receiving slot of the vending machine near a trolley station, according to NBC San Diego. Then, his arm got caught inside and was stuck until a trolley rider saw him trapped and called the police. The firefighters attempted to free the alleged soda-napper using axes, crowbars and an air chisel, 10News.com reported. Eventually, the rescue crew cut the lock on the machine door with a rotary saw, freeing the teen. Medics treated the boy for scrapes and soreness to his arm caused by the numerous attempts he made to free himself. Last September, a teenage boy in Auckland, N.Z., was “extricated” from the jaws of the Coca-Cola machine after he unsuccessfully tried to steal a can of Coke. The neat thing about the Antique Coke Machines, they are simply rectangular, easy to access from the top, holding approximately 80 bottles, and don’t have a lot of mechanical gadgets to get hung up on like the vending machines of today. There is no bottle mechanism or coin mechanism to get in the way of any use, or sneakers. As with all our products, we kept this machine as original as possible, for example, it’s made in metal, the rubber seals under the lid are screwed, the cap catcher and bottle opener are exactly like the original and we even included wheels on the bottom like the original for easy movement. Its brilliant red color and contrasting white embossing make it a beautiful addition to the home, recreation room, patio or office.
Coca Cola recognized the benefit in having beautiful Women feature their vivid red refrigeration unit in advertising, in the Vintage and post-War Era. Coke machines held our attention as they do today, by simply inserting a nickel, dime or quarter, and you received a Delicious Refreshing Ice Cold Soda. Some of the older machines were made by companies like Westinghouse, Vendo and Jacobs. Each had their exclusive design, contributing to the Art-Deco style, that is with relieved corners or rounded curves, gives reason for an inviting Red and White machine- known today. The Coca Cola embossed Red Machine has been a mainstay in virtually every corner in America, for the last 80 years. Many people today, will have their Antique Coke Machine restored, making a valuable collectible, and attractive fixture in any Den, Office or Restaurant, and appreciates as time clicks along.
For those who make it routine to throw parties and gaming events in their homes; how can you be without this stunning replica of our famous Westinghouse Junior Antique Coke Machines , that were so popular in the Drug Stores and Soda Fountains in the 30′s and 40′s. Beautifully embossed on all four sides and under the lid with ”
Ice Cold”, just as the original. Includes the rubber seals, cap catcher and bottle opener exactly like the original. It’s brilliant red color and contrasting white Embossing make it a beautiful addition to any Den or Office, besides being a wonderful Collector item and conversation piece.
I can remember as an 8 year old kid in the late 50′s, for me and my younger sisters to run two blocks from Home to a local Comic and Cigar Shop. Of course, we were always wanting to buy a Snickers or Milky Way candy bar for a Nickel. As we’d pass thru the front door, there on the left were two Ole Antique Coke Machines, with sliding lids, chock-full of delicious refreshing Ice Cold Coca Cola in bottles. Attached to the side was their typical Bottle Opener and Cap Catcher, and each side Embossed with the white Coca Cola logo, a stunning attraction in any Restaurant, Store or Break-Room. To top off the attraction – hung a Vintage Tiffany Coca Cola Lamp over each machine; Truly a knock-out combination, for any Collector.
In the early half of the century, most corner Drug and Grocery stores kept their inventories of bottled Coca Cola cold by icing them in coolers. By 1910 a coin-operated vending cooler was designed for Coca Cola- by George Cobb. In the next decade, numerous companies were making point-of-purchase coolers for Coca Cola Company. Icy-O made one of the first Coca Cola machines, featuring a crank at top of tub, to make a selection, leaving payment still on the honor system. In the late 30′s, Vendo of Kansas City, would become the biggest name in Coca Cola machines. It widely produced the V-39, between 1949- 1957, becoming one of the most collected machines, due to its handsome , rounded top. Early all-red models featured the words “Ice Cold” embossed at the bottom of the machine. By the 50′s, Vendo was without a doubt, the King of Coca Cola vending machines. Similarly-we offer the beautifully embossed Antique Coke Machines, where when seeing “Ice Cold”, you’re drawn to select a Delicious Refreshing drink. Featuring- rubber seals, cap catcher and bottle opener, wheels on the bottom, 80 can capacity, all metal body wrapped in a high luster Powder Coat finish ( lead free); truly a beauty, will become a conversation piece in your Den, Rec. Room or Office, and will have that “Ice Cold Refreshing” right at your finger-tips.
I can remember traveling Old Hgwy. 395 in the 60′s up to the High Sierras in the summer-time. Being on the Open Road was exhilerating, knowing we were on our way to the Mountain Streams and the adventure of Camping in new sites, and the prospect of seeing the Wild Animals. However, the triple digit weather was a bit unbearable as we traveled. We would always make a Pit Stop at a Union 76 station and enjoy a Delicious Refreshing Coca Cola from the OLe Antique Coke Machines. Similarily, we offer a Coca Cola Refrigerated Machine, with embossing on all sides and under Lid, as the original. With licensed Coca Cola logo, it has additionally, “Ice Cold” embossed on the front and back. It’s brilliant Red color and White embossing make it attractive in any Recreation room, Patio or Office. Back in the day with triple digit weather, it was as if you could’nt find the Bottle Opener and Cap Catcher fast enough, part of it’s original design for enjoying a Delicious Refreshing Coca Cola.