Appeal to collectors
Fascination in a certain brand of soda collectible can often result from its perceived iconography, or fascination with its history – or even mystery – and nostalgia.
For instance, the Moxie brand centred around “Lieutenant Moxie” who supposedly discovered a starchy plant in South America. However, no official records of Lieutenant Moxie exist leading to discussion and interest among collectors.
Main article: Moxie Collectors Page
As with classic cars, fascination in the history of soda collectors has resulted in a number of restoration projects.
Examples of these can be found on websites including ColaMachines.com which features a number of examples of restored vending machines, such as the Vendolator VMC90 (Pepsi branded). The site also lists vending machine components and related memorabilia for sale.
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