The Vendo 144 is one
of the largest vendors around which tends to take away from its value.
The early versions, produced before 1956, were painted all red with a masonite
sign mounted on the front.
later models, produced after 1955, were painted with the new "Two Tone" paint
scheme. Ice berg white on the top and Coka Cola red on the Bottom.I read somewhere
that the Ice berg white was supposed to represent the cooling natural goodnes
of Coke. Also, the later models sign changed to a metal that stated "Refresh Yourself".
The Vendo-144 was known
as an automatic vendor which meant that once the correct change was deposited,
the machine would automaticaly vend Ice Cold sodas!!!
to the 144A and 144E,
Vendo also produced a 3 selection version known as the 144MD.