Vending machine advice

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I can also remember a similar machine in the foyer of our local swimming baths, there was also a machine that vended very very hot soup, I guess the theory was to burn your tongue so you could not taste the flavour, the paper cups gave no insulation for the holder of the cup and I remember trying to hold it by the rolled over rim of the cup - funny how we remember such trivial things !
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Ha ha. Yes that sounds familiar. No ‘danger the contents may be hot’. Just grab it with as little skin contact as possible before spilling it down yourself getting away from the machine through the crowds.
The machine I remember had a vertical row of buttons on the right hand side with the various selections. The only one I ever pressed was hot chocolate. I also clearly remember the clear plastic slide up panel to retrieve your drink.
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brigham wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:53 am A Ditchburn thread would be welcome. I remember the 'automat' cafeterias in London as a small child, during our Motor Show trips. Wow! So much like the Jetsons.
Did Ditchburn make the huge, much missed Milk machines?
The triple vendor in the original post is familiar; the ASPRO section was seen in pub lavatories, either solo, or alongside Durex.
Hi Brigham ... yes Ditchburn did make Milk machines according to ex employees, but I have never seen an image or photo of one. As a kid, the one I remember the most was from a company called Vendo. These machines would also vend Yogurt if it was a very hot day. :HaHa:
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all the best ... Dicky
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Is that outside the Spa Pavilion at Whitby?
Lucky kid; I never had a camera at that age.
I was lucky if the grown-ups coughed-up a tanner for the milk machine!
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I remember one of these milk machines outside a local cafe and can still recall the sound of the internal 'thud' of the waxed cardboard milk container as it made its way down into the hinged collection drawer lower down :cool: .....warm memories - actually the milk was quite cold.
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So I thought you might be interested in the end product. First time I’ve tried using water slide decals. Scanned/made up some artwork and inkjet printed them. A bit fiddly to get on. I damaged one but adds to the slightly vintage look I guess.
Tricky to get stuff to fit the machine. But ended up with some small after dinner chocs like you get in restaurants for the centre, and raisin boxes and green and black mini chic bars for the other 2. I used some strips of Correx to line the tubes to reduce their size to work with these goodies.
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Nice work Geoff, like the fact that you have reproduced/kept the 'PROPERTY OF' label on the bottom. !!THUMBSX2!!
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Nice one Geoff.
Which transfer paper did you choose?
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WOW fantastic work ...
total transformation !!THUMBSX2!!

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Thanks guys. I’m not sure what make the paper was. It was from MrDecal on eBay. Clear inkjet paper. Seemed to work OK. If I was doing it again I would give 3 coats of clear coat rather than 2 before soaking them as a couple bled. It did advise 3 but I thought that 2 looked enough! I think I was also a bit impatient to get them off the paper when soaking resulted in a couple of creased ones. Fortunately I’d printed a few of each so a bit of waste didn’t matter.

I’m now going to do something with this thing. I understand it’s a cigarette vendor used in hotel lobbies etc. Works great on sixpences. I’m planing on stripping and waxing it as the varnish is pretty tatty. I think sweet cigarettes are the way to go for this one! Any idea of its age?
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