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Coca-Cola Vendo 81, 44 & 39 Soda Machine Service Manuals

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Here you’ll find free PDF downloads of service manuals for three 1950s Coca-Cola soda machines: Vendo 81, Vendo 44 and the Vendo 39. These are provided by Retro Planet. Please note that the first part of the manual shows photos of machines that were restored by Vintage Vending Inc. and may not totally match what

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Coca-Cola’s Sprite Boy

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Coca-Cola’s Sprite Boy During the ’40s and ’50s, The Coca-Cola Company used a lively little character in its advertising. Sprite Boy was created by the company’s staff artist, Haddon Sundblom. He was also the artist who created the Coca-Cola’s version of a jolly Santa. There has been some confusion about the origins of Sprite Boy.

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Fanta: The Humble Beginnings of a Worldwide Phenomenon

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Fanta: The Humble Beginnings of a Worldwide Phenomenon There have been all kinds of stories about Fanta’s creation in Nazi Germany during WWII. Some of what has been said is true— a great deal is fiction. Prior to the breakout of the war, Germany was the location of The Coca-Cola Company’s greatest overseas success. Records

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A Brief History of The Coca-Cola Company

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Invented by John Stith Pemberton in 1886, Coca-Cola was meant as a drink to impart good health and stamina. Pemberton was a pharmacist from Columbus, Georgia who originally made a cocawine called Pemberton’s French Wine Coca in 1885. When prohibition laws were passed within his county, Pemberton set out to make a new, non-alcoholic drink.

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20 Facts You May Not Have Known About Coca-Cola

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It’s been one of America’s favorite drinks since 1886. But just how much do we know about the history of Coca-Cola? Check out these interesting facts: The syrup for Coca-Cola was originally shipped in bright red wooden kegs, beginning Coca-Cola’s association with the color red. The Coca-Cola logo was created by inventor John Pemberton’s partner

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