...
Retro Planet LogopresentsPlanet Retro!

Retro Ramblings: Vendo Cup Vending Soda Machines

Soda in a Cup from a Machine


Here are a couple of photos of a Pepsi and a Coca-Cola cup vending soda machine. At one time, machines that could vend soda into a cup were a huge trend. It’s hard to imagine now, but the use of cup vendors was very widespread. When I was a kid we used to go to Sandy’s Bowling Alley in Windham, NH. They had a Coca-Cola cup vending machine and I used to love that thing. You would put in your money, a cup would drop down (most of the time), crushed ice would fill the cup and then soda water and syrup would shoot out, mixing the soft drink along the way. It was fun to use and the soda tasted great.

Cup vendors have pretty much disappeared now. They were messy and required a lot of service and maintenance. But with modern technology and the desire to eliminate plastic bottles, I think that you will see some sort of cup vendors making a comeback.

Share
Last updated:
Images for Home Theater Wall Decor
  • Tiff

    Anyone know where there is a working coke one for sale

  • Joefox

    The old machines had syrup tanks that had to be filled and when spills occurred it was a major task to clean up. Ants and roaches were also a problem with tanks of syrup. The new bag in box system where you just stick the tube on the box and dispose of the empty box would make these machines practical again.

  • sally smith

    Type your comment here.
    I have a coca cola cup vending machine for sale in the Seattle area..$1595.00

  • Seven181

    I am always looking to buy these old machines. If you have one or know where they are, I will pay a finders fee $$$$.

    Seven181@aol.com

    BA

  • Ckgmt400

    I have one its model # is ps200 it currently painted up as a 7up machine

  • MARIMOND

    Good morning I AM LOOKING FOR THE MACHINES YOU HAVE ME might report that YEAR IS AND WHAT IS THE COMPANY THAT THE FACTORY AND THANK YOU FROM

  • Guecedeuce

    i have and old coca cola machine that droped a cup for a nickle i believe it is all there and in very good shape with even a few original cups looking to sell it just not sure what year or how much it is worth any help would be greatley appreciated you can email me at guecedeuce@gmail.com

  • Joseph DeLuca

    Sometimes the cup would come down last-after the ice and soda.

  • Duster

    Hi
    Maybe I can help if you still have it ? Contact me
    adevrAgeman@yahoo.com