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1940s Stoner Candy Vending Machine

April 27th, 2009 · 43 Comments

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Movie Theater Candy Machine

This is a 1940s Stoner Candy Vendor that we restored some years ago. It has a very art deco look and was probably used in ritzier venues such as the lobby of an elegant hotel. It has a light on top that shines on the mirror below, as well as bulbs behind the “Fresh” and “Candy” signs to illuminate them. There’s a lot of pinstriping and chrome on this vending machine, making it a very beautiful example of a vintage Stoner Candy Vendor.

1940s Stoner Candy Vendor

If you know more about this machine, or own one yourself we’d really like to hear what you know about it, so please blog-in.

Stoner Candy Vendor Unrestored

Manufactured by:
Stoner Mfg. Corp.
Aurora, Illinois

This item is not for sale. We show restored items in this blog to encourage discussion, prompt questions and further the hobby of collecting and restoration. We also enjoy sharing the photos of the many items we have restored over the years.

Tags: Candy & Cigarette Machines · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc.

43 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tom // May 28, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Love the before shots, too! Gorgeous machine!

  • 2 harry penttala // Jun 15, 2009 at 11:59 am

    Enjoyed your site…I have collected vintage for many years. I have retired and have vintage 7_up machine, gas pump with original glass globe, Penny stand on Scale, license plates from all 50 states and canadian prov. various old gasoline signs, drive-in speakers and other misc. I also have an antique restored candy machine, also assorted old oil cans and a vintage air pump station.
    These are all in outstanding cond. Many other collectibles. If interested ill sell entire collection.
    Thank you Phone 850-485-8778

    Pictures are available on request.

  • 3 Victoria V. Valdivia // Jul 30, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    I have recently moved into a home and found a Stoner Jr 180 in the garage. Its in good condition and looks to have all parts. I have would like to sell it to some one who can appreciate its history. It will need to be refinished and new decals. If anyone is interested give us a call.
    David or Victoria 626/614-5941

  • 4 John // Sep 1, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    I believe the one pictured is not actually a Stoner but a ROWE Candy Machine.. Stoners had some different style top/mirror designs, and had some different coin entry bezels and usuall a sold “foot” all around the base. Very cool machine, but pretty sure it’s a Rowe and not a Stoner.

  • 5 Stacey // Sep 2, 2009 at 11:30 am

    I have one of these machines. It’s made of metal and is slightly rusted. Needs refinished but none of the glass is broken. I can furnish pictures if interested. Would like to sell.
    Stacey 217-324-6598

  • 6 vintagevending // Sep 2, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Hi John,

    We still believe the machine pictured is a Stoner. Does anyone else have any input? Let us know your opinions.

  • 7 Jay // Nov 6, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    i just found two stoner 180 candy vending machines that i would like to find a good home for. One is in very good, working order(needs cleaning, or restoration) and the other one has some rusting at the base, but could be restored, or as a great parts machine. please call with any questions. 518-708-1284. i can email photos. make an offer. a great find. i am ready to sell asap.

  • 8 N.Lindsey // Dec 4, 2009 at 1:22 am

    I have an antique candy machine that looks very much like your picture without the light. Looks as if someone has repainted it, Art Deco style mirror and lettering on the candy machine. What could it be and is it worth anything

  • 9 vintagevending // Dec 4, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    N. Lindsey,

    We are not able to give recommendations for value on machines, since it has been so long since we restored any. Can anyone else help out with this?

  • 10 Lloyd Thoburn // Feb 8, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    I am looking to buy Stoner candy machines and other penny arcade and jukebox items. Feel free to email me at lloyd@coinopwarehouse.com or call 703-801-1459 if you have anything you would consider selling.

  • 11 paul // Feb 24, 2010 at 1:13 am

    have a 8 column stoner candy machine with gum & mint . please make offer.

  • 12 Dan // Mar 10, 2010 at 10:21 am

    I also have one of these machines without the light. It is an old restoration. In good shape. However, I’m missing the main glass. I do have a photo of what the original glass and script was. Do you have any way of duplicating a glass? If anyone is interested I might sell. Happy to offer photos.

  • 13 vintagevending // Mar 10, 2010 at 12:29 pm


    You can go to a glass manufacturer or glass cutter and get a custom piece made for your machine.

  • 14 Sue // Mar 11, 2010 at 10:37 am

    I beleive I have a candy machine from the 1920-30. it is full size theater. the building I own was a theater and I inherited it when I purchased building. this machine only accepts Buffalo Nickles., It is all wood, has a very large mirror almost looks etched in gold paint. the only year I can find is Manfg in 1923 Dont know if that is mechanics on it or unit itself. Can take pictues if helps. can anyone help with info on machine?

  • 15 vintagevending // Mar 12, 2010 at 9:40 am


    Email us some pictures to questions@vintagevending.com, maybe we can help.

  • 16 Kelly D. Abbey // Apr 2, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    I have what I believe to be a Stoner 180 (with the gum and mint selection) that I purchased only to fid out that it is missing the coin changer mechanism. Do you think I might be able to purchase one somewhere? Thanks for any advice.

  • 17 vintagevending // Apr 5, 2010 at 11:06 am


    I am having trouble finding out where to buy parts. Can anyone else help? Please comment.

  • 18 R. Zagel // Jun 12, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    I happened onto a site which I believe to belong to Stoner Manufacturing. On the site, they listed all the older machines they manufactured. Maybe they have parts, or can remanufacture the parts?

    Back when I had my vending business, old parts were prolific, but since then, I think a lot of machines and parts have been junked.

    I saw a site advertising retro-style manufactured machines.

  • 19 Carolyn // Jun 16, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Have a vintage vending machine with National Rejector, Inc. coin rejector Model 8082. Looking for a service manual and/or source for repair parts.

  • 20 vintagevending // Jun 18, 2010 at 12:56 pm


    Have you tried their website? http://www.nri.de/scripts/index.php?lang=EN

  • 21 Jerry May // Aug 19, 2010 at 2:38 am

    Have GREAT NEED to find a copy of a Stoner “Operation Manual” as I am trying to restore a Stoner candy machine, and need to know the internal workings. Help would greatly be appreciated, as I cann’t find anyone who has one of the old manuals. Thanks in advance. Jerry @ 916-933-4447

  • 22 jason // Dec 6, 2010 at 6:31 am

    howdy, i am trying to restore a 50’s National Cigarette Machine that i bought but it was in a fire and a lot of the chrome is blackened and the whole machine is going to need to be repainted, steel wooled, mirror fixed that was broke, etc., do you have ANY ideas where i can find decals, or the aluminum money pieces that or any site or person that can help me out?? i am not going to re-chrome the pieces either because i want to keep it as original as i can…thank you for any help!

  • 23 Terry // Dec 28, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Hi, I have a stomer jr. candy machine and I need a coin mechanism. If anyone has one call @618-345-7637.

  • 24 Terry // Dec 28, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Hi, I have a stomer jr. candy machine and I need a coin mechanism. If anyone has one E-mail at sandangel410@yahoo.com.

  • 25 Bob Johnson // Jan 24, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    I have purchased 2 machines. They are in the condition of dirty in warehouse. Both are missing bottom doors that would be locked. They have same glass(Candy Machine) and same coin slot as machines pictured above. I would like to sell. 302-422-3639.

  • 26 pat // Feb 23, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    I was talking to someone in Maryland who had a warehouse to sell old candy vending machines. Do you have machines

  • 27 moe // May 1, 2011 at 2:19 am

    i am restoring two Dugrenier prewar cigarette vending machines 15 cent cigarette packs at that time i NEED parts as to finish the project these machines were made in Haverhill , Mass. some one out there must have some junkers for parts

  • 28 moe // May 1, 2011 at 2:21 am

    looking for parts for dugrenier prewar cigarette vending machines

  • 29 Ray G // May 15, 2011 at 1:44 am

    Hi getting the same machine that’s in the picture looking for glass insert that goes under the candy .

  • 30 Dave // Sep 19, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    This is the rarest and prettiest Stoner Candy machine. Fantastic restoration. Very valuable.

  • 31 Roger Fifties // Oct 7, 2011 at 8:59 am

    looking for parts stoner junior coin Mech.

  • 32 Marcus // Oct 12, 2011 at 5:53 am

    @Jerry May: here’s a link to someone who is selling a Stoner Manual:


  • 33 Frank // Oct 23, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    would like to know the value of a stoner jr. I have one that is complete could use restoration. thanks Frank 516 790-3994

  • 34 Mike // Oct 26, 2011 at 10:15 am

    I am looking for an old stoner candy machine as a project for my son and I to work on. If anybody has one they are looking to sell please shoot me an email. Thanks

  • 35 Rick // Oct 29, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Need to buy a candy selector for a 180 stoner candy machine vintage thanks

  • 36 Collector // Apr 25, 2012 at 6:55 am

    The machine pictured above is a 1941 Stoner Theatre Candy machine, the original Theatre version with only a handful known to exist. Below is a link to another version of this machine restored in a wood grain finish.


  • 37 Dee Sellers // Jun 27, 2012 at 11:58 am

    We have a Stoner vending machine, green, with 6 slots for candy. No light but has mirror, good condition. Please contact me if you know the value of this, I’ll send pics. Thanks, Dee

  • 38 Doug // Jul 28, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Fantastic site, great looking machine. I’ve got a 41 stoner and am in need of a few parts or an entire parts machine. If you can help please drop me an email or feel free to call. cgn25@comcast .net or 3605218615thanksDoug

  • 39 mark // Nov 21, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    i purchased a Stoner Jr. w/ mirror case in great shape with Toms logos in good condition sadly when i got it home and got it opened some one had cut the candy slots out of it i am looking for parts any ideas

  • 40 mark // Nov 29, 2012 at 2:21 am

    need inner working parts for stoner jr 6 lever candy machine contact me at mforrest323@yahoo.com thank you

  • 41 Ron Landis // Sep 9, 2013 at 9:26 am

    I have the above 1941 Stoner candy Machine in perfect working condition. it is close to mint as you will ever find. We still use it from time to time and all the lights still work. If anyone is interested in see pics let me know. rlandis64@gmail.com

  • 42 Darren // Nov 10, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I’m looking for a manual and any help in restoring a Stoner 180 candy machine, Any help is appreciated. djmckay1@verizon.net

  • 43 Roy Doel // Jan 31, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Looking for someone to repair my coin mechanism (5 cent) on a Stoner candy machine.

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