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Vintage Hires Root Beer Soda Cooler: Fully Restored Machine – HRB930

This Is An Original 1930’s Era 10 Cent Vendor And The Ideal 55 Vending Machine Is Extremely Rare And Popular With Collectors; This One Has Been Fully Restored, To Working, World Class Museum And Fine Art Quality Standards

A 101 Point Restoration Signed By Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick, Including All Electrical Components, And Parts Of The Machine That Are Not Seen, Just As This Machine Would Have Been Delivered New From The Manufacture


Vintage Hires Root Beer Soda Cooler: Fully Restored Working Vending Machine

We restored an original Ideal Model 55, vintage Hires Root Beer soda cooler from the 1930's to original condition, just as it would have been delivered from the manufacture, nearly a century ago. This vintage cooler is completely restored to full working condition and is historically accurate. This vintage Hires Root Beer soda cooler, is an Ideal model 55 soda cooler is known as a "slider" because the bottle slides along the internal rack once a coin is deposited. It measures 42 inches tall by 37 inches wide by 19 1/2 inches deep. The oven-baked exterior is in a bright white color with a stainless steel lid. The soda cooler can vend up to five flavors and accommodate different size bottles. The right access door allows you to easily load the vending slider and the pre-cool area. As with all of our vintage vending machine restorations, all part both inside and out have been fully removed, cleaned, polished, painted, and restored to original manufacture condition. Don't settle for low quality home restorations, when you can own and investment quality item, that has been restored to museum quality specifications, and is signed by award winning artist H.J. Nick, as a certified fine art quality restoration.

Vintage Hires Root Beer Soda Cooler Specifications

  • Type: Cooler/Vendor/Slider
  • Product: Hires Root Beer
  • Era: 1930's
  • Manufacture: Ideal Vending Machine Company
  • Model Number: Ideal 55
  • Place Of Manufacture: Bloomington, IL. U.S.A.
  • Color: White/Blue/Red
  • Dimensions: 42 Inches Tall By 37 Inches Wide By 19 1/2 inches Deep
  • Pre-Cool Capacity: 80 Bottles
  • Vending Capacity: 50 Bottles
  • Condition: A Fully Working, World Class Fine Art, Museum Quality, 101 Point Restoration Certified And Signed By Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick. This Includes All Parts Both Inside And Out, Even Those That Are Not Seen, And All New Electrical Components To Original Factory Condition.

Vintage Hires Root BeerAdditional Vending Machine Restoration Details

Our restorations are the finest quality available anywhere due to our attention to detail, and the fact that no one has been doing it for longer. This means that unlike other restoration shops out there, we repaint even the parts that you can't see. We restore old soda machines, slot machines, candy vending machines, vintage visible gas pumps from the inside out. Any of our vintage restorations, including this vintage Hires Root Beer soda cooler, are guaranteed to the same functionality that would have been expected from a new machine ordered from the manufacturer. This means not only the sheet metal, but every working part including motors, fans, and coin acceptors.

Furthermore, all of our restorations are done to historically correct specifications with original, period correct signage and paint schemes. This ensures if a collectible item that will have future appreciable value. Journey back to a period in time when you could get an ice cold soda at any roadside soda shop. This machine is very popular with collectors, and becoming harder to find as fewer and fewer people are letting them out of their collections. Call us today at 1-800-292-0008  for pricing on this vintage Hires Root Beer soda cooler, or any of our restored vintage vending machines. Furthermore, if you have a machine of your own that needs restoration, we can do that too!

Hires Root Beer History

Hires Root Beer has a fascinating history that traces back to the late 19th century. Here's a brief overview:

Founding (Late 19th Century): Hires Root Beer was created by Charles Elmer Hires, an American pharmacist and entrepreneur, in the late 19th century. The exact year of its creation is often cited as 1876, though some sources suggest it might have been a few years earlier. Hires was inspired to develop a beverage that captured the flavors of various roots, herbs, and spices, which he believed had medicinal properties.

Root Beer Innovation: Charles Hires was influenced by traditional Native American and colonial recipes that used roots and herbs to brew beverages. He formulated his root beer recipe by combining extracts from sassafras root, sarsaparilla, ginger, and other botanicals. Hires marketed his creation as a "root tea" or "root beer" and promoted it as a refreshing and healthful drink.

Commercial Success: Hires Root Beer gained popularity quickly, particularly during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Charles Hires marketed the beverage as a temperance drink, emphasizing its wholesome ingredients and health benefits. The popularity of Hires Root Beer grew further when it was introduced at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition.

Expansion and Branding: As demand for Hires Root Beer increased, Charles Hires began producing and bottling the beverage on a larger scale. He established the Hires Root Beer Company to manage production and distribution. The company's distinctive logo featuring a young boy with a mug of root beer became iconic and synonymous with the brand.

Legacy and Acquisition: Hires Root Beer continued to thrive throughout the 20th century, becoming one of the most well-known brands of root beer in the United States. In 1960, the Hires Root Beer Company was acquired by the Crush International Company, which later became part of the Dr Pepper Snapple Group. Today, Hires Root Beer is owned by Keurig Dr Pepper, one of the largest beverage companies in the world.

Continued Popularity: Despite changes in ownership and the competitive beverage market, Hires Root Beer remains a beloved brand with a loyal following. It is available in various formats, including canned, bottled, and fountain versions, and is enjoyed by people of all ages as a classic and refreshing soda with a unique flavor profile rooted in tradition.

Ideal Vending Machine Company History

Ideal Vending Machine Company has a rich history dating back to its founding in the early 20th century. Here's a brief overview:

Early Years (1900s-1920s): Ideal Vending Machine Company was established in the United States during the early 1900s, a time when vending machines were starting to gain popularity. The company initially focused on producing simple vending machines for dispensing small items like candy, gum, and cigarettes. These early machines were often made of wood and metal, and they operated using simple mechanical mechanisms.

Expansion and Innovation (1930s-1950s): During the 1930s and 1940s, Ideal Vending Machine Company experienced significant growth and expansion. The company diversified its product offerings, introducing vending machines for beverages, snacks, and even more specialized items like newspapers and toiletries. This period also saw advancements in vending machine technology, with the introduction of coin-operated mechanisms and automatic product dispensing.

Post-War Boom (1950s-1970s): Following World War II, Ideal Vending Machine Company benefited from the post-war economic boom in the United States. The demand for convenience products increased, leading to a surge in vending machine sales. Ideal Vending Machine Company capitalized on this trend by introducing more advanced vending machines equipped with refrigeration systems, allowing for the sale of cold beverages and perishable snacks.

Technological Advancements (1980s-2000s): The late 20th century brought about significant technological advancements in vending machine design and operation. Ideal Vending Machine Company embraced these innovations, incorporating electronic payment systems, touch-screen interfaces, and telemetry technology into its machines. These advancements improved the efficiency, security, and user experience of vending machines, making them even more popular in various settings such as offices, schools, and public spaces.

Modern Era (2010s-Present): In recent years, Ideal Vending Machine Company has continued to evolve and adapt to changing consumer preferences and technological advancements. The company has focused on sustainability initiatives, introducing energy-efficient vending machines and incorporating eco-friendly materials into its product designs. Additionally, Ideal Vending Machine Company has expanded its presence globally, establishing partnerships and distribution networks in markets around the world.

Today, Ideal Vending Machine Company remains a leading manufacturer and supplier of vending machines, known for its commitment to quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction. With a legacy spanning over a century, the company continues to play a prominent role in the vending machine industry, catering to the diverse needs of consumers and businesses alike.

Vintage Hires Root Beer Soda Cooler Info

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