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1930s Dole Junior Fountain Dispenser

Apr 06, 2010 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

A follow-up to the Dole Master Dispenser (not shown), the Dole Junior design was much smaller, with a 1-gallon capacity. Manufactured between 1936 and 1941, it has been nicknamed the “Tombstone” by collectors. It dispensed consistent-tasting colas, much faster and more efficiently than was previously possible.   Sorry, this item is not for sale. We show

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1950s Dole Super Fountain Dispenser

Apr 05, 2010 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Manufactured by the Dole Valve Company, the Dole Super Dispenser was introduced in April of 1951. It was their first dispenser with a continuous flow valve and was counter-mounted. Featuring an outboard motor, it was the best-selling dispenser for Dole and was continually in service until the mid-1960s. Sorry, this item is not for sale.

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Coca-Cola Multiplex 44 Dispenser

Apr 03, 2010 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Produced between 1961 and 1962, the Multiplex 44 was the Multiplex Faucet Company’s final dispenser model made using metal. This dual-valve dispenser was designed to dispense Coca-Cola and one other flavor of soft drink. It mixed the carbonated water and soft drink syrup in the nozzles as the drink was dispensed. The reverse side of

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Coca-Cola 1930s Multiplex Fountain Dispenser

Apr 02, 2010 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

From our collection comes this truly vintage Coca-Cola soda fountain dispenser, dating back to the 1930s. Coke dispensers, coolers and counters are some of the most collectible of all soda pop items. Sorry, these items are for reference only and are not for sale. This Multiplex Fountain Dispenser was the first automatic soda fountain dispenser. It would have

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Repurposed Vintage Fire Call Box – Now a Telephone Stand with Lamp

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Years ago, when we were in the restoration business, we received a fire department call box to repurpose into a telephone stand. We’re not sure of the original manufacturer, but the box resembles the Gamewell Corp. fire box made in the ’40s and ’50s. Also added to this vintage piece was a globe lamp on top.

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Coca-Cola Victor 3 Door Cooler / Counter

Apr 01, 2010 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Produced during the early to mid-1950s, the Victor C-31 cooler was designed as a large-volume Coca-Cola bottle cooler. It has three sliding doors to access the drinks and storage for up to 756 bottles of Coca-Cola. There are two built-in cap catchers and the countertop (originally black) was an option at the time of purchase.

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