First Vending Machines Installed in NHB, SIB

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Coca-Cola are machines installed in the Natural History Building (near north elevator, third floor center) and Smithsonian Institution Building (near basement door of north tower elevator).


  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Natural History Building


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Torch, 9/1955, p. 4.

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