About the Glasco GBV 50 Slider 

The Glasco GBV50 Slider or Glasco Starlet (its marketing name) is a cooler and vending machine first introduced by Glasco in 1957. This is a chest-type cooler adapted to vend bottles manually with a coin entry plate to the left side of the machine. To use it, you had to open the lid to pick your selection, deposit a coin that would mechanically allow you to release the bottle inside, and then slide the drink to a butterfly-type release. This is a rare machine, but it’s still easier to find than other similar machines, like the Ideal 55 Slider.

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Features

  • The Glasco Beverage Vendor 50 or GBV50 is a chest-type vending machine produced from 1957 until 1962.
  • It had a very simple chest design on the outside, while on the inside it was mechanically complex. The GBV50 Slider got its name because the bottles were held by the neck using 5 perpendicular sliding rails, each with the capacity to hold 10 bottles. Thus, the machine has the capacity to vend 50 bottles, while having extra storage space to pre-cool 60 more bottles.
  • To use it you had to open it and slide the bottles toward a butterfly-type release after inserting a coin which would then allow you to retrieve the bottle.
  • On the outside, it had a chromed top lid with a chrome handle. On the front, it had the fishtail Coca-Cola logo used after 1958 on some machines. It also had a bottle opener and catcher on the front left side and a Glasco metal plate logo near the top right corner.
  • They used a reliable Tecumseh cooling system.

 

Specs:

  • Vends: 42 6 ½ oz bottles. It can also vend 8oz bottles

  • Weight: 243 lb

  • Size: 54″ tall, 26″ wide, and 22″ deep.

  • The Glasco Beverage Vendor 50 or GBV50 is a chest-type vending machine produced from 1957 until 1962.

  • On the outside, it had a chromed top lid with a chrome handle. On the front, it had the fishtail Coca-Cola logo used after 1958 on some machines. It also had a bottle opener and catcher on the front left side and a Glasco metal plate logo near the top right corner.

  • They used a reliable Tecumseh cooling system.

  • To use it you had to open it and slide the bottles toward a butterfly-type release after inserting a coin which would then allow you to retrieve the bottle.

  • Vends: 50 6 and 8-oz bottles, but it can also vend 45 12-oz bottles.

  • Pre-cools: 60 bottles through the side loading door.

  • Size: 38” tall, 33” wide, 18” deep.

  • Serial Number Information:  A manufacture date can be established by cross-referencing the date of the cooling system installed in the machine and the date stamped in the external cabinet. The Glasco GBV50 is a common machine, with a very unique vending system. It’s not the most sought-after by collectors, but surely, it has some appeal to it

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