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  • Writer's pictureBrad Cross - Nostalgia Tymes

Vendo Bottle Decapper, One Rare Machine

Updated: Jun 28

Vendo Bottle Decapper

The Vendo Coca-Cola Bottle Decapper soda machine was manufactured between 1948 and 1949. A very large vending machine, (Dimensions: 78 in. high x 46 in. wide x 19 in. deep, Weight: 825 lbs.) It automatically opened a bottle of Coke, dispensed it into a cup, and then vended the cup to the customer without them ever coming into contact with the bottle. It could vend 194 bottles of Coke and dispense them into 6 oz. cups. These machines predated the “pre-mix” dispensers. Being very expensive models, only 251 of them were sold, making them very rare today. I was offered one for sale about 3 years ago for $175,000. I believe there are about 10 known today.

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