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Started by Grumpy468, July 07, 2020, 11:38:04 AM
Quote from: Len on November 24, 2023, 10:13:23 AMLoving the look of the weathering on your layout. Except for that soda machine. It looks like something found under a pile of junk in the back of a barn on the "American Pickers" TV show. Not something actually in use in the era represented. That style, with the vertical window stack on the right, was manufactured by Vendco. It came out in 1951, when Coke-Cola finally lifted the 'nickle a bottle' price cap. Prior to that the window stack was on the left. Both styles, with minor differences, were also offered to other drink makers.The problem is, by contract, the location where the machine was placed had responsibility for maintaining the outside of the machine in good condition. Or at least wiped down of extranious dirt, etc. Some places went so far as to actually wax the outside, as if it were a car. At any rate, if the outside paint was damaged in any way, a replacement machine was supposed to be requested. Unless the distributor had gone out of business, in which case there would be no product available for it, the machine would never be allowed to get into that condition for use by customers.I don't count rivets, but I did work in a vintage vending machine restoration shop a few years ago. And your "machine' just struck me as wrong. But then, it's your layout. So whatever.Also, if it's a Coke machine the top should be white:A Royal Crown (RC) machine of that era would be overall yellow and a Dr. Pepper machine would be a light lime green.Len
Quote from: trainman203 on November 24, 2023, 07:27:56 PMI believe that a cold bottle of Coca-Cola out of a machine was either six cents or $.10 at the time.