Drinks vending machine, Morden Undergound Station.

Drinks vending machine, Morden Undergound Station.

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Partial / Incomplete Date c.1955
Area Morden
Copyright 1 Croydon Times
Picture Reference MerMor_​Transport_​Underground_​13-22
Original Format Photo
Notes / History Consumption of soft drinks such as Coca-cola and lemonade rose steadily during the 1950’s American style vending machines began to appear in public places, including stations. Compare the cost of a modern soft drink (45-60p), with the 6d paid for a cup of Idris dispensed from this 50’s innovation (less than 3 pence in modern money). Remember, while Idris may appear cheap by modern standards, it was still fairly pricey given contemporary living costs.

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