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Be-Bop Joe's LLC

Carries Various "Square Top"

Soda Machines as Well!

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Be-Bop Joe's® specializes in soda machine restoration of vintage soda machines. The above photos are just a few of the most popular coke machine models.  Just click on each image it will give you a more detailed view with other photos.

A brief history of each of those machine:

Vendo 39 Coke Machine

The Coca Cola Vendo 39 Coke Machine was Vendo's first coin operated upright machine for smaller locations. This was the smaller version of the Vendo 83 and worked on the same principle. To operate the Vendo 39 Coke Machine, you simply inserted 5 or 10 cents in the slot, the coin mechanically allows you to crank the handle, this action turns the bottle drum inside and retrieves 1 of the 39 bottles this machine will vend. The Vendo 39 will only vend one selection and will only hold the new 8 oz Coke bottles or 7 oz beer bottles if your wish. Having been manufactured for smaller locations, the Vendo 39 was seen everywhere from outside of general stores to gas stations. Vendo built around 80,000 of these so, they are extremely common

The Coca Cola Vendo 39 Coke Machine was manufactured from 1949 - 1957. From 1949 - 1955 the Vendo 39 came in solid red and "ICE COLD" script at the bottom of the front door. The coin entry plate was stamped stainless steel. From 1956 - 1957 the Vendo 39 came in two-tone paint and "Vendo" script at the bottom of the front door. The coin entry was a chrome casting. Vendo hauled production on the Vendo 39 Coke Machine after the 1957 model year

In 1956 Coca Cola began a new advertising campaign focusing on a fresher new look. From 1956 on, all Coca Cola machines would have the top 12" painted DuPont Iceberg White. For the 1956 and 1957 model years, the Vendo 39 was painted with the new two-tone paint scheme. Coke brought some V-39's back in for a repaint to the new 1956 paint scheme. You can easily spot tell these re-painted machines not only from the two tone paint scheme, but because they really didn't mask the machines very well, painting right over the door gasket. Also, machines originally painted with the two tone paint scheme came with stainless steel trim separating the two colors. Repainted machines would have chrome tape instead or screwed-on trim.

Since the Coca-Cola Vendo 39 Coke Machine was a very common, popular machine and it was on many locations already, many people chose to convert their V-39 to a multi-drink machine rather than purchase a whole new Coke machine. For the conversion,  a plexy glass window was added to the inside of the main door. A hand crank was also added to the front of the machine in order to turn the drum. Now, the customer could turn the hand crank to view their selections through the plexy glass window. Once there selection was visible, they would insert 10 cents, cranked down on the coin mechanism handle, this action would lock the drum in place so you could not pull out more than one bottle. And slide open the plexy glass window to retrieve their selection.

 

Cavalier 72 and Cavalier 96 Coke Machine

Along with the Cavalier 96 Coke Machine the Cavalier 72 Coke Machine is absolutely one of the most popular machines around. Produced between 1958-1959 by the Cavalier corporation this model has all the desirable features - rounded corners, slant shelf, glass door, embossing, and as an added bonus when you deposit a coin the "Have a Coke" button lights up until you remove the bottle.
 

Like all the other Cavalier coke machines, this machine was produced exclusively for Coca Cola.

Some Cavalier 72 coke machines came with the red/white front door, but a majority of all Cavalier 72 models were painted ice berg white on the front door and the rest of the machine was painted Coca-Cola red. When restored some machines were painted the typical Red & White as seen above.

All Cavalier 72  Coke machines also came with the words "Drink Coca-Cola" embossed on the top.

Another feature the Cavalier 72 came with was an electric coin mech that could be adjusted to accept various prices.

 The Cavalier 72 Coke Machine is a slant shelf machine that didn't have a crank handle to vend the sodas. This machine automatically released one bottle for removal once change was  deposited.  A unique feature for a fifties machine is the electric coin mechanism which eliminates the need to push down a handle to vend your soda. This allows you to set your machine for current prices and makes the Cavalier 72 coke machine and Cavalier 96 Coke machine, a perfect choice for restaurants and retail locations. Another feature of the Cavalier 72 is the red Have a Coke lens on the front door which illuminates when the proper amount of money has been inserted. One of the most sought after machines ever produced, Cavalier 72 Coke Machine is an undisputed classic. Available with an all white front door or the more traditional red and white.  

These machines are commonly restored to resemble the Vendo 81 with a "white top"; however, the Cavalier 72 originally came with an all white front door and red cabinet with a "white top".

 

Vendo 81 Coke Machine 

The Coca Cola Vendo 81 Coke machine was manufactured from 1955 - 1958 with the top corners "Rounded" The Vendo 81 coke machine was built in three different versions: In 1955 this model was listed as a Vendo 81 A. It came in solid red paint with a chrome coin entry plate casting. In 1956, this model was called the Vendo 81 B. Vendo added the two-tone paint scheme and made the Coca-Cola lettering on the front door much larger. Finally, from 1957 – 1958, this model was called the Vendo 81 D. Vendo added a large coin door, on the front in order to accommodate a larger coin mechanism capable of giving change for a quarter. The Vendo 81 Coke Machine is a very versatile machine. Not only will it vend 81 bottles but, it will accept bottle sizes from the small 7 oz beer bottle, the new small 8 oz Coke bottle up to a 12 oz long neck bottle. The Vendo 81 Coke Machine also offers 9 selections! The Vendo 81 uses the same cabinet as the V-80, having just changed the inner liner and the front door. The Vendo 81 Coke Machine is also roughly the same dimensions as the Vendo 39. Vendo hauled production on the Vendo 81 "Round Corner" version toward the end of the 1958 model year. But, because the Vendo 81 had proven itself, in 1960 Vendorlator began production on the "Square Corner" version of the Vendo 81 Coke machine for off brands such as Pepsi, 7-up etc. Vendo then replaced the Vendo 81 with their new model for Coke, the V-90 “square top”

In 1956 Coca Cola began a new advertising campaign focusing on a fresher new look. From 1956 on, all Coca Cola upright machines would have the top 12" painted DuPont Iceberg White. From 1956 on, the Vendo 81 was painted with the new two-tone paint scheme. Coke brought some Vendo 81 Coke machines back in for a repaint to the new 1956 paint scheme. You can usually spot these re-painted machines not only from the two tone paint scheme, but because they usually didn't mask the machines very well, painting right over the black door gasket. Also, machines originally painted with the two tone paint scheme came with stainless steel trim separating the two colors. Repainted machines had chrome tape or screwed-on trim.

 

Cavalier 64 Coke Machine

The Cavalier 64 coke machine, CSS-8-64G is a 8 selection bottle vendor that was produced by Cavalier corporation in the mid 1960's. The CSS-8-64G is similiar to the CSS-8-64 except it has a light up 3D sign.

This machine is known as a "Slant Shelf" vendor because it uses slanted shelves to vend its drinks. This is a major plus because it allowed tthe machine to vend all sorts of drinks in various bottle sizes.

This type of machine is known by collectors as a "Square Corner" because the top does not have rounded corners like many of the older machines. Several years ago "Square Corner" machines were typically passed up by most collectors and completely ignored. Today these machines are more popular than ever and have started to rise in value. The main reason for the quick turnaround is due to the fact that the older round corner machines are in limited supply and are getting real expensive. This has forced collectors and first time buyers to look at the more affordable, easier to find, square corner machines.

Along with the Cavalier 64 coke machine, CSS-8-64G Cavalier also produced the USS-8-64, CSS-8-64, the CS-64D, and probably more.

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
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