Manufactured in the late 1960s, this Cavalier vending machine was originally produced with a Coca Cola livery and in the course of bringing her back to concousre condition we have re-branded the cabinet for Corona, reportedly the top selling imported brand of beer in the USA.
Although fully loaded with 56 bottles of Corona at the moment, the Cavalier's capacity is not limited to any specific beverage – bottles of coke, a variety of fizzy drinks and even quarter bottles of champagne can be chilled in its refrigerated interior. The fully restored coin mechanism still vends on quarters, bringing with it the authentic feel of yesteryear.
Our skilled engineers go as far as they possibly can to bring these machines back to how they were when they left the factory, building on the high standards that were first set in the 1950s. The cabinet is shot-blasted back to bare metal and its liveries are repainted by an experienced classic car sprayer. The shelves are re-anodised and the vending and coin mechanisms are removed and reconditioned. To ensure safety, reliability and full UK compatibility the refrigeration unit has been replaced by a modern system and the chrome parts are sent to London chromers. Quality is integral to the history and value of these vintage machines, and no one understands that better than us at the Games Room Company.
Our history with these machines stretches back over half a century – our founder, Reginald Waldersmith, was installing them on US Air Force bases back in the 1950s, not long after their manufacture. Being a relatively new invention at the time put the Coke Machines in unrivalled demand, and Reginald himself was known to occasionally share a drink with the GIs. We’ve been selling these machines since 1962, so know a thing or two about our products! Our showroom will gladly assist you on any questions you may have before or after you purchase any Games Room Company equipment.