Old "Slider" Coca-Cola Machine by Carla Jensen

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An antique Coca-Cola machine .

This is an old …water bath "Slider " Coke Machine.

Lifting the lid revealed glass soda bottles submerged in chilled water, their necks protruding from horizontal slots in a metal plate. Buying a coke involved depositing coins and sliding the chosen bottle to the left and into a little bay where the bottle could be pulled up through tipping doors unlocked by the money in the slot.
Two features about buying a soda from this machine are… first, the soda came out very cold and wet. On a hot day, it was great to hold the bottle in your hand or press it to your forehead or cheek. Second, buying a soda from this kind of machine had a game-like quality. Often different kinds of soda were mixed together in the slots of the machine: Coke, Hires Root Beer, Orange Crush. To get the soda you wanted, you sometimes had to play a little Rubic’s cube game of sliding unwanted bottles out of the slot and into another row so that you had a clear path to the exit bay. This was a much more participatory form of soda purchase than today.
These "Slider " cola machines were made by companies called Glasco and Ideal.

This was taken out front of an Antique store in Odessa, Texas with a Panasonic FZ50


1. This was Featured in ….ThE fInE aRt Of pEEliNg PaINt Group! 04/09/2010
2. This was Featured in the …The World As We See It , or as we missed it Group! 05/04/2010
3. This Placed in the Top 10 in the Challenge…Coca Cola..in the Group..The World As We See It , or as we missed it Group! 05/09/2010

Old “Slider” Coca-Cola Machine

Old Coca-Cola Machine

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  • Valerie Rosen
    Valerie Rosenalmost 5 years ago

    love the red and the treatment. :-) val

  • Many Thanks..Val!! I really appreciate both your swinging by and wonderful comment !! =D

    – Carla Jensen

  • Carla Jensen
    Carla Jensenalmost 5 years ago

  • enchantedImages
    enchantedImagesalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot Carla!
    I remember those old machines. It was very satisfying to get a dripping wet ice cold soda on a hot summer’s day.
    - Bobbi

  • Thanks so much…Bobbi!! for both the wonderful comment and for swinging by!! Very much appreciated!! =D To bad they don’t still don’t have a few of these type of coke machines still running around here …I’m thinking it would be a big hit around here as hot as the summers are !! lol

    – Carla Jensen

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • Many Thanks…Cee & Chris! =D

    – Carla Jensen

  • margaretfraser
    margaretfraseralmost 5 years ago


  • Thank you …Margaretfraser!!! So glad you liked this! much appreciate your swinging by!! =D

    – Carla Jensen

  • Gary Gurr
    Gary Gurralmost 5 years ago


  • Thanks so much..Gary! much appreciated, my friend!! =D

    – Carla Jensen

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 5 years ago

    excellent work Carla

  • Thanks so much..Kathy! always a pleasure to see your Fabulous comments, my friend!! =D

    – Carla Jensen

  • Andrew Bradsworth
    Andrew Bradsworthalmost 5 years ago

    Amazing texture Carla, a beauty!!
    Featured in ThE fInE aRt Of pEEliNg PaINt!

  • Wow!! thank you so very much…Andrew and ThE fInE aRt Of pEEliNg PaINt Group!!! for the Fabulous Honor of being Featured with in ya’lls Group!!!! Yippeeeeeeeee!!!! =D

    – Carla Jensen

  • Sandra Moore
    Sandra Moorealmost 5 years ago

    Lovely photo Carla! I like both of them! :)

  • Many Thanks…Sis!! I also got one of a Old Dr, Pepper machine as well. =D

    – Carla Jensen

  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertalmost 5 years ago

    Love it..it looks a bit beat up, but how perfect it is in my eyes..great find Carla..just awesome !!!

  • Thanks so much…Kim!! I just love old things like this! =D

    – Carla Jensen

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