About Vintage Vending

Vintage Vending

Started in 1997, Vintage Vending, Inc. quickly built a reputation as the finest restorer of 1950’s memorabilia in the country. We bought, sold and restored all kinds of 1950’s icons, including soda and candy machines, pedal cars, soda coolers, gas pumps and more.

Due to a variety of circumstances, we made the difficult decision to leave the restoration business in 2005. We moved to our current location and changed our retail name to Retroplanet.com. We are, however, very proud of our roots and the restoration work we once did. This blog is an effort to share pictures of our work in addition to the thousands of pages of rare literature we have in the Vintage Vending archives. Our hope is that this blog will promote and encourage the discussion and preservation of America’s past. We’d also like to be there to offer helpful tips and advice.

Today Vintage Vending, Inc. is known as Retroplanet.com. There we offer thousands of easy-to-find, cool retro products. Just a few of the many products we carry are reproduction vintage metal signs, diner furniture, Kit Kat Clocks and other retro kitsch. At Retroplanet.com we offer customer service that is second to none. Click on this link to go to our Retroplanet.com website to shop or to enjoy our other features, like the nostalgic blog, a PDF library, a Retro Wish List, our Retro Museum and so much more.

Thanks for checking out the Vintage Vending Blog. We hope you enjoy it and will become a frequent contributor.


230 responses so far ↓

  • 1 lap lee // Aug 3, 2008 at 7:02 am

    I like more information and vending machines for juices(small sizes). Please call me at 917-657-1061 or email. Lap Lee

  • 2 larry harvey // Oct 18, 2008 at 9:41 am

    checking out your site i see no pricing

    I am interested in the seeburg juke box I see on your site and the vendo 81 and cavalier 74
    I tried to call on saturday kept
    cetting busy signal


  • 3 Gus Lewis // Oct 25, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    Need info on how to get parts for 50’s vintage coke machine – refrigerated cooler.
    Need rubber seal for folding lid that sits on top of the cooler.
    Can’t find model number, but it looks like a Cavalier model??
    Any suggestions?

  • 4 Scott Rippetoe // Nov 11, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    Needs looking for parts 1960 Dole fountain Dispenser Coca Cola lid?

  • 5 David Ilac // Jan 13, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    I have a Bastian Blessings Model 2288 ice cream freezer. Stainless steel lids. Trying to find more info on these types of freezers. From the fifties or sixties and also the old sunday topping coolers. Any help is appreciated

  • 6 Charlene // Jan 15, 2009 at 9:14 am

    I have a Vendo V-23 in original used condition that I would love to sell. 203-577-7975

  • 7 Maria // Feb 6, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    You may want to check out http://www.americansodafountain.com for info on your Bastian Blessing. They refurbish them.

  • 8 Johnathan Meinert // Feb 11, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    I just have a quick question and I was hoping you might be abel to help. My parents have a vintage Bally model #37 Ride the Pony Twins penny ride and was wondering how much it might or could be worth. Any help would be great. It is in great condition.

  • 9 beth // Mar 9, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    I live in austin TX and am looking for an old gas pump to change into a solar charging station.
    where can I find one?

  • 10 sarita smith // Mar 10, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    I need a metal insert for the bottles in my vmc 88 vending machine, also the inside of the coin machine. Can you help? Thank-you.

  • 11 Jim Roberts // Mar 13, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Looking for the teardrop shaped glass shaker that was used to dispense phosphoric acid a drop at a time for the phosphate drinks at soda shoppes.

  • 12 ernesto wartenberger // Mar 25, 2009 at 8:16 am

    from jerusalem israel …i would like to get info regarding fruits vending machines moderns,i,m in the internet trying to find info but nothing come out until now …thank you

  • 13 vintagevending // Mar 25, 2009 at 11:09 am

    Ernesto – We don’t sell vending machines anymore, but you could try eBay or Craig’s List. Does anyone else have ideas?

  • 14 Porscha Dillard // Apr 28, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    I’m interested in selling an unrestored pepsi-cola .10 soda machine. Please contact me via email if interested…..Thanks!!!

  • 15 To // Jun 24, 2009 at 9:59 am

    Have Coke Vendo machine 60 vintage takes small and large bottles need some restoration would like to sell. email me at mandolyn@msn.com

  • 16 ron griffith // Jun 29, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    just want to sell a Cavalier css-120g. looking for info on list price

  • 17 Barnaby Edwards // Jul 14, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    I have a Hobart/Kitchen Aid A-9 coffee grinder. Can you advise me as to restorers in the Seattle, WA area? It needs new or restored grinders at least.

    Thanks and keep up good work

  • 18 Dave // Jul 17, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Do you have any vintage picnic coolers for sale? Or do you only restore these coolers? I am looking for the old Progress Mfg. type picnic cooler. Mainly either Royal Crown Cola or Dr Pepper. Thanx,Dave

  • 19 vintagevending // Jul 20, 2009 at 9:18 am


    Sorry, but we do not have any picnic coolers for sale, and we are no longer in the restoration business. Keep trying eBay or Craig’s List, and hopefully the item you want will pop up there.

  • 20 Gene Hinson // Jul 22, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    I have an item that looks like a minature pitchfork, it is about 8 inches long with a wooden handle and 4 tines. It has the words
    Icy o on the side of the metal fork. Does anyone know what this thing is. I found it in a box lot I purchased at a local auction. Does it have any value. Thanks

  • 21 Greg Bechtel // Jul 27, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Hi, I have an unrestored Chavalier 72 coke machine i would love to sell. Does anyone know of any buyers in the Southern California that may be interested? 951/764-3410…

  • 22 Mary // Aug 2, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    I have a Hobart coffee grinder that I need help restoring. Do you have any one that you could recommend in the Missouri/Kansas area?

  • 23 vintagevending // Aug 3, 2009 at 10:15 am


    Sorry but we don’t know anyone. If anybody can help, please comment.

  • 24 Brian // Aug 15, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    I would be interested in buying some copies of old soda cup advertising or manuals off of you. Would you sell copies?


  • 25 vintagevending // Aug 17, 2009 at 11:47 am


    We do not have any advertising or manuals for sale. Keep an eye out on ebay or try fun-tronicsllc.com for manuals.

  • 26 Jim // Aug 22, 2009 at 11:10 am

    we have a chest type fridge/cooler, electric, red with white lettering says Anderson pop. Any info on this or can you direct me to a site that might be helpful. We are reluctant to sell at garage sale until we get some kind of value.

  • 27 vintagevending // Aug 24, 2009 at 11:24 am

    We may be able to help point you in the right direction, but more information is needed such as brand name, manufacturer, or serial number. Also, you can try eBay or Craig’s List, sometimes items like yours pop up.

  • 28 Jim // Aug 31, 2009 at 9:33 am

    Hi, I’m back with the info requested. The chest type refregerator/vending machine is red with white lettering that says: “Anderson’s Soft Drinks,Famous for Quality”.
    Manufactered by, Ideal Dispenser Co., Columbus Ohio.Model #55-2 other unlabled # 12191, serial #3330. My limited knowledge on it is that Anderson’s Drinks was local to the Buffalo NY area where I reside. Thanks for any help.

  • 29 vintagevending // Aug 31, 2009 at 10:09 am

    Hi Jim,

    fun-tronicsllc.com sells parts for the Ideal 55. I’m sure they could help you out with the value of yours. Phone # (217) 857-1759.

  • 30 Jim // Aug 31, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Thank you for your time and referral.

  • 31 dave pappenheimer // Sep 3, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    I have a revco mono-mat ice cream vending machine, appreciate any help on value or info.was made in Deerfield MI

  • 32 Krupa Broome // Sep 4, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    I have alot of 50’s memorabilia- such as a 50’s cigarette vending machine and a lot of other stuff. Interested in selling it all. Email me with inquiries.

  • 33 Jamie // Sep 14, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Hello, I have a couple of Mark V bumper cars from when I was a kid. Do you know where I can find info on anything like this – such as their worth, etc.?

  • 34 vintagevending // Sep 15, 2009 at 11:20 am


    We don’t have any information on these bumper cars. Try eBay or Craig’s List, sometimes items like this pop up. If anyone has info on these, please leave a comment.

  • 35 John // Sep 20, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    I have one of these in my basement.


    Still works, keeps cool and is in good shape. However, I either need to refurb. it or get rid of it. Any ballpark idea on the cost of a good refurb? Also, any thoughts on what one of these should be sold at? I cannot find examples of ones sold on ebay, Craigslist etc. Thanks.

  • 36 vintagevending // Sep 21, 2009 at 9:09 am


    Try fun-tronicsllc.com or call them at (217) 857-1759. They sell parts for your machine, and might be able to give a value. Keep in mind this depends upon the condition.

  • 37 Sandra // Oct 2, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    I have a Coke Vendo 81 that needs restored. I’m looking for a suggestion for someone who does this work in the Seattle area. Any ideas? Thanks!

  • 38 Evan Moore // Oct 9, 2009 at 10:49 am

    I’m looking for values on amuesment park cars. I’m giong to keep my bumper cars, but have a dark car, a boat and possibly a few other things I would like to part with right now. Does anyone know of a website or organization that I can serch for current values.

    Evan – f/Iowa!

  • 39 Meg // Oct 12, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    I have a Univendor candy machine and was curious if any one had any information about someone in Illinois who might be interested in purchasing it?

  • 40 George Metcalfe // Oct 20, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    I’m looking for a Detroit Police Call Box,Please email to,georgemetcalfe1@yahoo.com
    Thank You

  • 41 Jack // Nov 6, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    I have a Mars Vendo machine that I need to change pricing on, how do I do that?

  • 42 vintagevending // Nov 9, 2009 at 6:04 pm


    Regretfully we can’t help you out on that one. Does anyone else know? Please comment if you do.

  • 43 Bill Trulove // Dec 9, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    I have a Ideal Dispenser Co. – RC soda machine the slider type. I do not know how to get the rust off of the inside and rails. Do you have a suggestion?

  • 44 JESSICA // Dec 21, 2009 at 9:35 pm


    My boss is looking to restore/repair an old cigarette machine we have in our showroom in Santa Monica, CA. Do you have any suggestions of who we could contact to have this done for us? Thanks!

    King Baby Studio

  • 45 vintagevending // Dec 22, 2009 at 12:43 pm


    We don’t have that info but hopefully someone else can help? Please comment.

  • 46 shawn garrison // Jan 13, 2010 at 8:24 pm


  • 47 vintagevending // Jan 15, 2010 at 11:38 am


    Sorry, but we don’t have any advice for you. Can anyone else help out?

  • 48 AL Fordham // Feb 10, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    We sell american coolers in the UK, check out our online shop

  • 49 Peter // Mar 2, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    I have a large 50s Pepsi-Cola store cooler for sale….if anyone is interested, drop me an email. Here is a link to one of my pictures (I have more)….
    My email is psobosik@aol.com

  • 50 Mark Sundstrom // Mar 11, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    I recently had a house fire. I am looking for someone near 91360 So CAl that restores Vendo 39 Coca Cola Machines and Picnic Coolers. I also Have a Murray pedal car that needs some help. email me at mark.sundstrom@verizon.net

  • 51 Martin // Mar 17, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    AJO, a Swedish manufacturer of Coke vending machines / soda fridge, which started in 1957 Wondering what American models that served as a model for their machines?. Happy that I finally found an example.


    North Sweden

  • 52 Fred Rosenquist // May 7, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    I see that your Stoner Fresh Gum 1cent machine may have the same size gum as my machine.
    I have a 1945 1 cent Select O Vend machine that takes a stick of gum that is 1 3/8″w x 13/16″d x 5/32″thick.
    It looks like the same as your stoner gum machine.
    Do you know where I might find this size gum to purchase for my machine?

    Thank You in advance


  • 53 vintagevending // May 10, 2010 at 1:06 pm


    We no longer have this machine, so we don’t know where to get the gum you need. Perhaps you can try contacting a gum/candy manufacturer and see if they can help you out?

  • 54 Missy // May 18, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Hello, I am trying to find some information/value on a coin operated cigarette vending machine. The only information I can find on the machine is National Vendors, Inc., St. Louis, Serial #852136. It is in complete working order has 11 rows across the top, 11 on the bottom and cigarettes were being sold for $.25. I would appreciate any information . . . thanks so much!!!

  • 55 vintagevending // May 18, 2010 at 3:44 pm


    I believe you have a National 222 cigarette machine. Here is a link to a later model for sale: http://www.vendingmachinesworldwide.com/national-222-cigarette-vending-machine-refurbished.aspx I’m not sure what year your machine is from, since National Vendors has been around so long. (http://www.nationalvendors.com/AboutUs/history.cfm) We might be able to help you out more if you send a picture to questions@vintagevending.com

  • 56 Aaron Rester // May 26, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Hi, I’m interested in using this image ( http://www.vintagevending.com/gertner-soda-vending-machine) for a small piece on the U. of Chicago Law School website (http://www.law.uchicago.edu/). Would that be possible?


  • 57 vintagevending // May 26, 2010 at 2:54 pm


    That’s fine.

  • 58 John // May 31, 2010 at 11:15 am

    I have a 1940s Vendo cigarette vending machine I want to sell. asking $1000.00
    If interested send Email to jvoorhees@catskill.net

  • 59 kimberly // Jun 17, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Hello, I am VERY interested in parts for my Bastian Blessing ice cream freezer. Mine has the porcelain containers lining the top. Only I really need 4 of them since my 4 are missing , and I’m opening an ice cream parlor soon. Any help would be GREAT!! thanks kimberly in MO.

  • 60 vintagevending // Jun 18, 2010 at 11:56 am


    Try this link: http://www.americansodafountain.com/

  • 61 matt // Jun 28, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    recently i acquired 2 old childrens quarter rides, they are not in the best of shape, but at the same time look like a fun project for myself. I was curious if either of the following rides would be worth looking into restoring or not. one is a baby tusko, the only real info i could find on this were some ads in google books that have been scanned, here is an example. http://books.google.com/books?id=RQoEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA96&dq=baby+tusco&hl=en&ei=i_0oTMeDGsH9nQf4hZ2pAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=baby%20tusco&f=false the other is called red rocket, it is what it sounds like a red fiberglass rocket that moves like the tusco. I can not find anyone in my area that can give me any information on these and any help in getting me started on whether i should make them a couple projects so some vending history isn’t lost, or if they were just such junk that the history was never there to begin with.

    thanks for any help

  • 62 vintagevending // Jun 29, 2010 at 1:49 pm


    I don’t think they are junk, I just think people did not keep them around after they served their purpose, got too old, etc. So I think that they are rare. I have found a link for you to check out: http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/tusko-elephant-rare-leather-saddle-kiddie-ride
    Good luck with your project, it would be nice to see some pictures when you’re done.

  • 63 Tony Marchant // Jun 30, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Have a 1978 coke machine. Looking for someone who repairs these machines in the Houston, TX area.

    (281) 224-9284

  • 64 Randy Garner // Jul 11, 2010 at 7:27 am

    I have an Adco Orange Crush 1930-19340’s counter top dispenser like the restored one you have on your website for sale that is near mint. Never used. Original hoses and equipment all unused an unconnected inside. Decals all original including the full glass of crush decal on the backside where you have put a Triangle Metal Crush sign. email me for details if interested. I’m in Vermont and can deliver it to you.

  • 65 scott // Jul 29, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    I’m in the process of restoring a 1948 pepsi double dot ideal slider machine. I ran into a small problem. The inner tub is galvanized and the corners have been leaded. The galvanizer here in town does not want to regalvanize because of the lead in the seams. I guess the only option is to paint the inner tub. Does anyone have any other suggestions on how to restore the inner tube and sheet metal. thanks Scott

  • 66 Chantal // Aug 2, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    I have a question regarding the “Coca~Cola Marketeer Soda Cooler” http://www.vintagevending.com/coca-cola-marketeer-soda-cooler#more-2059

    Can anyone please possibly tell me the measurements for this ad as well as the year that it came out during the 1960s. I would love to use this ad for an upcoming presentation but I need the information to do so. Thanks!


  • 67 steve o // Aug 6, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    tombstone 3 head coke dispenser old need info. ser #40188 can u help ….

  • 68 Jim // Aug 7, 2010 at 6:58 am

    I have a vendo 64 machine would love to have it refurburshed. Anyone in 200 miles of Boston Ma, that does this work let me know.

  • 69 cody // Aug 9, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    if you know how to change the coin denomination on an old national cigarette machine please email me and let me know iwantsnesgames@yahoo.com

  • 70 MIKE // Sep 7, 2010 at 2:44 pm


  • 71 george // Sep 10, 2010 at 7:36 am

    I have an early 20’s or 30’s nine foot soda fountain complete with nine stools. extraordinary condition. Removed from a drug store near downtown Chicago 21 years ago. Have pictures if you are interested. Please let me know before I advertise for sale. All stainless steel and porcelain.

  • 72 Scott // Sep 14, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    I have a 1962 7-up short machine that I would like to have restored would anyone know someone in Michigan perferably near Kalamazoo or west Michigan that works on old restoration? Thanks, Scott

  • 73 Pumpyblue // Sep 28, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Now your talking.The front page gave me an idea what to do with the door of my vendo(since no reply before I’ve thrown the rest “chasis,compressor,fan..at the dump,but kept the door since this was the easiest part to store I’ve kept.
    It’s unfortunate I’ve never been replied previously.
    But by searching and searching I came accross your site.

  • 74 stefan fenech // Oct 3, 2010 at 1:16 am

    hi i have for sale 2 vintage vending machines 1 of mixing soda and 1 of coffee no bottle caps name of the machine is Apco. the machines are 6 ft by 2.5 ft

  • 75 Steve // Oct 10, 2010 at 9:03 am

    I bought a few of these at local sale and was hoping I could get some indepth info on these.
    I believe this to be a 1940’s or 1950’s vintage “Magic Kitchen” Model #50 Can Food Warmer and Dispensing Non-coin Vendor Machine. They are new old stock in excellent condition with the original shipping box and comes with plastic (bakelite type) knob feet that you screw onto the bottom. There is no build date markings. The person I got it from (who’s in their 50’s) said their grandfather was in business selling these to area businesses. I am placing the manufacture date in the 1940’s to mid 1950’s (but could be as early as the 30’s) due to several points. First, the person who had them is in their 50’s and it was their grandfather who was in business. Second, the internal wiring is cloth wrap insulated (no plastic coating). And third, the original shipping label is a simple label with NO zip code (when was shipping done without a zip code?). Half of the top opens for loading the can food but the whole top can be removed. The cans dispense out of the stainless steel door about half way up the front. It came with a simple typewritten copied instruction sheet. It measures 24 inches side to side, 25 inches high and 12 inches deep. The original box is just slightly larger. I would like to submit pictures along with this comment but don’t have a server where I can store them and but a link in here to go to them. Happy to email the pic’s to anyone who might be able to help. I would greatly appreciate any info especially an idea of the value of these. Thanks!

  • 76 Steve // Oct 10, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Thought I should’ve included my eamil with the “Magic Kitchen” request for info. My email: sdaro@twmi.rr.com Thanks!

  • 77 Paul F // Oct 11, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    I have a 1962 Cavalier Coke machine I am looking to have restored. Fully functional just needs a new paint job. Can you point me in the right direction? Also looking to find out value of it. I live in SouthEast Massachusetts.

  • 78 John // Oct 24, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    I have a nice cooler that was made by Ideal Dispenser Co. Email me for pictures and information at fresnocollector@aol.com

  • 79 Aurora Lighting // Nov 1, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    I’ve got a Rock-Ola Harley CD Juke Box in need of programing. Any tech’s available?

  • 80 jerry // Nov 1, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Hello, i am restoring a 1933 streak-o-light wagon but ours is a Packard wagon. I am needing the dash decal or a photo of a decal. Can you please assist? Thanks, Jerry

  • 81 Jan // Nov 2, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    I was wondering if anyone could help me on a value of a 1908 Bastian-Blessing soda fountain pump. The other info on the item is 3-10-08. # 86019. BB Co. Type A. I have pictures available if anyone would like to see them. Please send email. Thank you :o )

  • 82 vintagevending // Nov 5, 2010 at 5:13 am

    Jerry, You may want to contact the folks at: http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Blue-Diamond-Wagon-and-Scooter-Graphics.html or http://www.kidillacs.com/
    They may be able to help with decals. Maria

  • 83 vintagevending // Nov 5, 2010 at 5:16 am

    Jan, you may want to contact http://www.americansodafountain.com for info.

  • 84 Pumpyblue // Nov 7, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Coca-Cola Soda Machine Restroom Doors

    Could anyone tell me the brand,# for the red,white and teal for these now doors?
    thank you

  • 85 Cowbotteroo // Nov 12, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Hi, nice site. I am trying to find info on soda dispenser parts… I have two brass fountain pumps but they have no markings and I would like to know what they are from, I am looking to sell them as I know these parts are getting more difficult to find and I would like it if someone could use them for a restoration project . one_everything@lycos.com for pcs

  • 86 jim bordwine // Nov 14, 2010 at 12:16 am

    i recently found an aluminum cooler,with coca cola markings in red,made by the progress refrigerator company.can any one tell me about it?

  • 87 Will // Dec 19, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Hello, I have an old VMC machine which is fully restored bu the coin slot will not work, is there anyone in Washington state that can fix this please spot me an email, thanks!

  • 88 Will // Dec 19, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Sorry forgot my email…


  • 89 Sharp Bros Seed Co // Jan 6, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Hi from Colorado, We own a Pepsi-Cola V63 soda machine that is in need of a compressor(AE170AT-139). Could anybody out there tell us where we could found one? Just email us, thanks!

  • 90 Sharp Bros Seed Co // Jan 6, 2011 at 11:02 am

    My mistake forgot email!!! milton.beydler@sharpseed.com

  • 91 Crystal // Jan 8, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    I have a coke machine model css-640 serial 502148. I would like to know what year it is and get a manuel for it.

  • 92 Lowell Decker // Jan 12, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    I have a Coan-Sletteland U-Select-It Candy Bar Machine I am considering for restoration. To where can I send pictures and what information would you need to give me an idea as to its worth. In addition to this I have a 5 cents aspirin dispensing machine and 2 gum ball machines all of which I am looking to do the same with.

  • 93 Gary // Jan 12, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Looking for a manual for a Stoner Fresh Gum machine or copy thereof. Thanks

  • 94 Karl G // Feb 3, 2011 at 4:37 am

    I have a vintage Westinghouse R-1 Coolerette (white) with “Have a Coke” on the door. It works fine and is in great condition.
    What’s the history of it? How many were made? How rare is it? Also, any thoughts where I can get spare parts, brochures, books, manuals, etc.?

  • 95 tammie // Feb 23, 2011 at 10:45 am

    we are selling a seeburg jjuke box model AY100 and we also have a 1960 bastian blessing soda foundation with 8 ice cream drawers and freezer and attached on each end two carb . spouts and around 10 syrup contaniers to dispense syrup for sundaes also a large pop machine in the middle that serves i belive 5 syrup pop. also have a milkshake machine that does 4 at a time.
    trying to figur out a price to sell it at any one know thanks

  • 96 tammie // Feb 23, 2011 at 10:47 am

    please reply to keyana tam@comcast.net
    in seattle,wa.

  • 97 stacey // Feb 27, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Hi, saw your restored mailbox. Wondering if it was still for sale…or if you guys could find another one…

  • 98 Victor // Mar 8, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    My dad has a set of 15 Lusse Auto Scooters that were made in England in the early 1950’s under
    licence of Lusse America. The parts were made pre War as in 1939. All production stopped for the War and parts were stored. After the War with Italian Competition Lusse was forced to change to Fiberglass Bodies to compete. All
    trims etc were sent to England. All drives rear axle and iron wheels were the same and interchangeable with the 1939 cars.
    The difference with my cars are that the housings of the motors are cast iron and not aluminium as the U.S.A cars are. The motors are made in England and are 100vDC not A.C as in the U.S.A. So these cars are quite rare.
    If anyone wants to buy them, please let me know.
    Thank you.

  • 99 Tony // Mar 14, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    I have a coke machine manf by Cavalier serial number 185418 can anybody give me some history and possibly a value. Has not been restored and there are parts missing for sure

  • 100 Steve // Mar 27, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    We are looking for information regarding a David Bradley cooler (Serial number 40311) with a Tucumseh Refrigeration Compressor (Serial number 6F029606) . The Cooler is Green in color and was maybe used for milk or cream cans and is used by filling with water to keep item cold. We believe this cooler is from the 1950’s or early 60’s. If anyone has helpful information it would greatly be appreciated. Please e-mail at mjohn66@q.com or call Steve at 218-348-3591. Thank you.

  • 101 Gloria Smith // Apr 1, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    I have vintage Hobart Coffee Grinder model #281622 that i would like to sell. my husband purchased it over 30 years ago. it looks in good shape. is this something you would have any interest in? 631-331-0022

  • 102 Mike Curran // Apr 4, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    looking for vintage coke machine, slider likely. please call 206 999 9929

  • 103 scott d. // Apr 5, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    I have the top display box for a Vendo milk machine. Graphics are good, but there’s a crack about 4″ long next to the lock mechanism, and I don’t have a key. I’m trying to determine a value. Any ideas?

  • 104 scott d. // Apr 5, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Sorry, I too forgot the email. ffpm34@yahoo.com

  • 105 Richard // Apr 18, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    i was wondering if some body could tell me the type of colors used on my cooler box i want to restore it and then resell it. Its a 1950s 7up portable soda cooler . White box red 7up crest. I was told it could be christmas red but as for the white is it egg shell or snow then if i get gloss or flat ? The rest is just sanding off the rust. I would send a picture but i cant activate the attachment option on this page.

  • 106 Rich // Apr 26, 2011 at 9:19 am

    I have a Vendo 39 coke machine I am looking to have restored. Does anyone in know of anyone in the KC area who does a full restoration on old Vendo Coke Machines? Thanks

  • 107 Beverly // May 18, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    I have an old Coca Cola ice chest that I need a plug for. does anyone know where I can get the plug? the bottom plug to let the water drain out. It is the ice chest with the silver handle to carry.thanks

  • 108 Chuck // May 18, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Im looking for the tin embossed inserts that go in the 29? square glascock bros coke ice cooler anyone know where to find them thanks Chuck

  • 109 Mike Clark // Jun 2, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    I have a very unusual 2 door vintage display cooler with see thru plastic doors that no one seems to be able to identify, it looks like it was made in the 40’s or 50’s. I have tried all the vintage appliance restoration companys and none of them have ever seen one like it. I found it in North Eastern Oklahoma…I can send pics if you think you can ID it. I would like to restore it but I dont want to get in a situation where no parts are available……please help.

  • 110 mike utley // Jun 12, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    I have two coca cola vending machines . One is a model 33, the other is a 44. I need the bottle dispenser portions for both, and the coin mechanism for the 33. Both units are in very good condition except for the missing parts, and both units cool verry well. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Both are VMC machines. Thanks/ Mike

  • 111 Virg. // Jun 12, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    PLEASE HELP ASAP! Can someone please tell me the value of an original condition u-select Coan machine, round top? It is being offered to me for $450 however am told it isn’t currently not working due to “possibly” lack of oil. When I go see it, how can I confirm this? OR inspect what the source of it not working is? OR what year it is? Do I need to care about serial #’s?, etc.Any pointers? At worst what is a potential estimate to fix one? I would appreciate any help as it is a big investment for me! Thank you so much!

  • 112 Brad Lowe // Jun 13, 2011 at 9:52 am

    I have an upright Cavalier Coke machine model css-8-64 and I need to find 5 of the shelves that hold the coke bottles that slide to the glass door opening for dispensing. Do you have these or one that would work?

    Brad Lowe

  • 113 Chip Leveto Sr // Jun 13, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    After I”ve gone through every type of coke machine made, I got mad enough to remove the metal tag clean it up and finally got who made it and basically when . This is a JSC-26 and would really need restored … as it looks really rusty on the lower end anyone wanting it for either parts or to restore either call me at 614-329-0823- or E-mail at l.george62@yahoo.com . Better hurry wife wants it gone seem a waste to scrap it …

  • 114 Mike Dempsey // Jun 29, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    i have a very old Bastian Blessing compressor with a patent date of 3 10 08 (from the label). i plugged it in for just a few seconds and it started up. do you have any information on this? thanks….

  • 115 Bob K // Jul 2, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Hi, I am looking for a oem “style”, reproduction
    main body rubber gasket for my Vendo 83.
    I have tried the similar straight length of rubber gasket, but had no luck with trying to form it around the top rounded edges of the machine.
    Do you know where I can get a preformed rubber
    gasket for this machine?

  • 116 Rita // Jul 19, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    I am looking for a Stoner fresh gum machine, do you know anyone that has one for sale? Please email me at rioritalv@hotmail.com

  • 117 Jacquy // Aug 2, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Hi, I am looking for an antique ice cream or delivery bike or trike.
    Let me know if you have any.

  • 118 James Moffa // Aug 7, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Rare Fowlers Root Beer Soda Dispenser

    If interested, please email me

  • 119 Arthur Rawlins // Aug 24, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    I have a very old NuGrape clock thats keeps blowing the light bulb and I think I need a balast.

    Any ideas? The balast # is Cat. lc-14-20-c, 14-15-20-22w lamp. 118 volt 60 cyl., 38 amp

  • 120 Bunny Kusnic // Sep 5, 2011 at 11:10 am

    I agree with your article, the fact’s are clear. Keep up the excellent blog!

  • 121 Lee W. // Sep 11, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    I am starting the process of restoring a Stoner 180. I need some tips on disassembly. For example I need to know how to remove the frame which has the rows of candy which are vended. I contacted a person who has a Stoner parts maual but was told it would not have the kind of information I need. Is there anyone I can turn to for some tips?

  • 122 kevin // Sep 11, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    I am looking for a replacement water drain for a 1950s Progress Refrigerator Co ice chest. Is there anyplace that has them?


  • 123 Alex // Sep 18, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Kevin, I don’t have any leads, but if you find a source, please share. I’m looking for the plug for the drain, for my chest.

  • 124 Brenda Davis Boothe // Sep 24, 2011 at 11:34 am

    I have a Coke Machine that is from Cavalier Corp. The Model # is CS-96-A, Amp: 3.9, 115 V. 60 cycles ACSerial # is 273377. This machine is in good condition. I want to sell it but do not know what it is worth. Could you please let me know how much I should ask. Thank you!

  • 125 Darwin // Oct 4, 2011 at 8:16 am

    To Scott in Kalamazoo, I live in Richmond Mich and do Restore certain Machines depending on how in-depth, and the availability of parts on your Machine. Logo’s are easy and very reasonable ( my source) call if ya get this 586 531 9478. or E Mail first djmtdale@yahoo.com. Try to be reasonable on the hrs, on phone calls

  • 126 Darwin // Oct 4, 2011 at 8:21 am

    I need some help finding a Parts supplier for Ideal Dispenser Co. I got a Model 85 Serial N0.P23692 E M is djmtdale@yahoo.com.

  • 127 Frank // Oct 11, 2011 at 5:33 am

    I need some parts to restore Symphonola by J.P.Seeburg Co. Model 7850 Serial 99020. Thanx!

  • 128 Bob Silvestris // Oct 19, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    I have a Westinghouse jr.coke cooler that I have had for 25 yrs.It is all original and keep inside.very,very good condition.
    I am looking to get rid of it.If someone is interested please email me asap .it will go fast.
    Thanks Bob’

  • 129 Scott // Oct 20, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    I have a serial number for a old coke machine. Is there anywhere that I can find out the model number and anything else with the serial number? If so, where. Thanks, Scott

  • 130 penne nieporte // Oct 26, 2011 at 9:02 am

    i have a vintage mint condition 44 coke machine, in south florida. selling, 5,500.

  • 131 robert // Nov 16, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    I might be purchasing a 1930’s westinghouse coca cola cooler and was wondering how do you tell a orginal from a reproduction?

  • 132 Gary Savage // Nov 17, 2011 at 12:00 am

    I purchased a carlisle foundry cast iron USPS mailbox I am looking for the lock and the frame for the ” hours of collection ” . Do you know anyone that would have these parts ?

    here is a similar one I found on the web :


  • 133 eric // Nov 29, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    i am restoring a 1950s penny select o vend candy machine!has aluminum plates with hersheys ,beach nut and a few others on the side plate and mine have been worn down and was wondering if there is a replacement stickers or waterslide decals for it any were?

  • 134 jeff zimmerman // Jan 1, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    hi everyone, i’m sorry to be in the wrong decade but am having the most difficult time finding a piece to complete my most recent project. it is a vendo (junior) 123 made in sept. of 1941. it had a porcaelin drinking fountain that was broken during the restore. i have searched far and wide and cannot find. any ideas?? any help would be great. thank you

  • 135 travis // Jan 8, 2012 at 7:50 am

    i have a progress refrigeration co. 4 legs ice chest. model A116*, where can i go to c what its worth

  • 136 Jeff // Jan 9, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    I have a Coca-Cola cooler made by the Cornelius Co. Model No. 18-9717-044
    Ser.No. 26189
    in very good working condition,
    I’m trying to find out what year it was made.
    Thanks Jeff

  • 137 Rocky Simpson // Jan 11, 2012 at 10:52 am

    I am looking for the main spring for a Gamewell fire alarm “turtle” gong thay mounts on the wall in the fire house. Do you know where I can find one or know of someone who works on this type of item?

  • 138 Allan Licht // Jan 15, 2012 at 10:20 am

    I need to find someone to restore a Schreckengost 1964 Murray tricycle. Can someone send me a few sources?


  • 139 Robert Williams // Jan 26, 2012 at 5:54 am

    Do you realize your website does not appear to make it clear WHERE YOU ARE????

  • 140 Gracie // Jan 28, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Hello, i was trying to see if you would know where i can get parts for a Pepsi Bottles soda machine Model #VF56B-K, Refrigerator unit #V23TC. Purchased from Vendorlator Mf Co in Fresno Ca. Thanks, please email me and let me know or where i can get info for this unit.

  • 141 Peggy // Feb 6, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    We are wondering what a 1972, Model #CAV873, Dr. Pepper soda machine made by Cavalier, might be worth?

  • 142 Jay // Feb 23, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Can you settle a debate?. The Mills 45, made for only 2 years, was or was not a Coke machine?? Some say the 45 never had the Coke logo and that it was not until the Model 47 that the Coke logo appeared. Thanks..

  • 143 Laurie // Feb 26, 2012 at 10:08 am

    My father has the same U Select it Candy Machine made by the Coan Manufacturing Company that you have on your Retro Planet website (Model # WD1651). It has not been restored, but is still in very good condition. I am trying to research how much it is worth, but am having difficulty. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

  • 144 Tom // Mar 1, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Just picked up a 7Up soda machine. Trying to find out the year and any other info on it. Like if there is a way to find a key for it. Or do I need to drill it out and get a complete replacement.
    Model# VF56F-J Vendo?

  • 145 William // Mar 4, 2012 at 1:45 am

    I have a complete 1950 Vendo Milk Machine. Wondering how much I can get for it? bigwil626@yahoo.com. thanks

  • 146 Robert Pehl // Mar 10, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    I have cavalier corp. coke machine model # CS-64E that is working and would like to know the price range for this machine.

    Thank you for your time

  • 147 art rootes // Mar 22, 2012 at 9:21 am

    i am looking for the correct yellow paint to redoo my royal crown cooler with no luck at all . can you help ?
    thanking you in advance, at rootes

  • 148 art rootes // Mar 22, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    please help me to find the correct yellow so i can paint my royal crown cooler .
    thanks ,……..art rootes

  • 149 sharon maki // Apr 19, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Looking for someone in the Central Texas/Austin area that could repair/restore a RPUC100 that was made by Merchandising Resources Inc. in Florida in 1999. It looks like an old cooler, but is more like a replica. Any idea of a company that could work on this unit for us?

  • 150 Gilbert // May 16, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Sharon… any luck finding a company? I have the same Model # RPUC100 and alsao am located in Austin. I am trying to replace the inside plastic part where the drinks are held.

  • 151 Dustin Rico // May 26, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Hi I just rescued a Bastian-Blessing Co. soda foutain. Its a two pull machine with a Ice Cream bin that seen its better days at the bottom of that area. Aside from that the machine is petty good shape, did run afew years ago. My question is I tried to find the year of the thing, can’t! All I could find on the badge was model # 2251& serial# 56-m-85. Would you have an Idea what year it was produced. If you have any input that will be great! Additional Info. It has 4 toping and 4 other small bins plus refrid on same space, icecream freezer on left. About 4′ long.

    thank you!

  • 152 Rob // May 31, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    I have a cooler similar to Jeffs,
    Model 18-9717-044
    Ser A 54661


  • 153 LES ARON // Jun 5, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    I have a 1940’s Eastern Cigarette vending machine I would like to sell. Also have a Watling penny scale that tells fortunes and a 1938 Wurlizer Juke box model 616. Do you buys these or know a store that does?



  • 154 Kevin // Jun 5, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    I’m looking for a Victor Coke Cooler SINGLE or DOUBLE door only. Send photos and prices to


  • 155 Bob // Jun 10, 2012 at 11:57 am

    I have a Coke chest with vending, made by Cornelius. The model number makes me think it’s like Jeff’s and Rob’s, but it must be much older. Mine is
    Cornelius model 189717
    serial number 6430
    Any ideas about the year and value?

  • 156 Howard Bopp // Jul 5, 2012 at 10:40 am

    We restore metal surfaces with our innovative plastic media blasting service and product in Western PA
    We service and repair in PA
    We can also ship our plastic media product worldwide

  • 157 fran // Jul 8, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Have 7up freezers model# 55 3 2101 serial#45802 anyone interested great shape

  • 158 fran // Jul 13, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Have 7up freezers model#55 3 3101 serial#45802anyone interested great shape

  • 159 Russ // Jul 20, 2012 at 12:07 am

    Do you buy old machines? I have a Pepsi 81 and I’d love to sell it but don’t know how much it’s worth.

  • 160 vintagevending // Jul 20, 2012 at 8:04 am

    We are no longer in the buying and restoration business. To find out how much your machine is worth, talk to other collectors or visit online auction sites to see what similar machines are selling for.

  • 161 Holly Proud // Aug 10, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Hi. We own a vintage Coca Cola machine that we use frequently, but it needs to be serviced. Cavalier Model # USS-864 We are in Annaplis, MD. Any clue who we could get to service it? Thanks.

  • 162 Chris // Aug 13, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    I live in Northwest New Jersey and have a 1960’s vendo coke machine. Do you know of any restoration companies in the area?

  • 163 Ron // Aug 14, 2012 at 1:41 am


    I would like to buy your pepsi 81… Can you send me pictures?

    Cokecolaman@ Comcast.net

  • 164 Robret // Aug 25, 2012 at 5:07 am

    Hi, I got some candy machines that are national vendors. They are series CC. I want to know how i can change the price to five dollars for each item. right now i can get it to 1.25$. I have two of these machines and 2 cigarette machines too. Any help or point in the right direction would be great, thanks.

  • 165 Gary // Aug 27, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    I have a 1cent/5cent Atlas vending machine I am restoring. Can you tell me if restoring to the original color is significant for value or can any color be used and not lose it’s value?

  • 166 derick // Sep 12, 2012 at 1:10 am

    I have a Westinghouse wh12 Coke cooler and would like to know if there is anyone in Ohio that could get it working for me. please let me know if you know anyone that can. You can contact me at farmerboy32@hotmail.com

  • 167 Sonia // Sep 13, 2012 at 7:23 am

    I have an old Squirt soda machine, from what I can see on your website it is called a Slider model. It still kicks in when we plug it in. I have not seen any Squirt machines, just Pepsi and Coke, etc. How do I find out what this thing is worth? It is in good shape, even has a couple of bottles of Dad’s Rootbeer and some coins in the coin holder!

  • 168 vintagevending // Sep 13, 2012 at 8:02 am

    You can get an idea of how much your machine may be worth by looking at online auction sites or talking to other collectors. We do not give appraisals or estimates of market values for machines. Price is always a variable, depending on the timing in regard to the economy and what buyers are looking for.

  • 169 Sonia // Sep 14, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Ok, thankyou! I will just keep researching, and in the meantime I guess we will bring the machine in from the garage! :~)

  • 170 Nick Monteparo // Oct 14, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Would you be willing to repaint/restore a vintage US Cast Iron Wall-Hanging Mail Box?

    Nick Monteparo

  • 171 vintagevending // Oct 15, 2012 at 7:50 am

    We are no longer in the restoration business. This blog is for discussion and serves as a place for other collectors to meet up. Maybe someone will see your comment and contact you. Otherwise, I would suggest contacting someone that does auto body work to see if maybe they could help you. Best of luck with your mailbox!

  • 172 RICHARD JOHNSON // Oct 16, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    I have a 1950 vendo milk machine for sale in fair condition, working. It dispenses the containers for 15 cents. The phone to contact me is 951-581-7191.

  • 173 Dave Peterson // Dec 12, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    I grew up in aurora IL and was a kid and knew Harry Stoner. He was a very interesting person to say the least. I could tell stories about him . Mostly interesting but some very unusual.

  • 174 robert // Dec 14, 2012 at 12:09 am

    i have westinghouse we-6 wet cooler and i am looking for a coil cover and other parts .

  • 175 mike // Dec 27, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    i have a u-need-a merchandiser inc. brooklyn n.y. candy vending machine serial # 4344 any info

  • 176 Kelly // Jan 12, 2013 at 9:19 am

    We have a National 222 cigarette machine for sale. Please email me at kellyugrich@att.net for details!

  • 177 Angela k. Redmond // Jan 24, 2013 at 8:36 am

    I want to buy a vintage mailbox, to put on my kitchen counter, that I can put out going mail in, thought it would be a nice conversation piece for my home. Suggestions please. Thank you.

  • 178 Frank Corio // Feb 2, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    I just got a 7up machine. I think it is a slider. Not much inside. Just wondering if you have any info on these. Model 85 Ser# 27573.
    Thanks, Frank

  • 179 vintagevending // Feb 4, 2013 at 9:25 am

    You may have some luck identifying your machine here:
    This website provides photos and additional information for many machines. I hope you see what you own there.

  • 180 Joe // Feb 10, 2013 at 9:20 am

    I have an Icy-O bottle opener from the 20s that I could use more info on. I can’t seem to find anything like it. Thanks.

  • 181 Rick Trost // Mar 4, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    I bought an old Pepsi Machine that works great. I can clearly see the MFG. and the Serial numbers. I am curious how to find out what year model the machine is?

  • 182 vintagevending // Mar 5, 2013 at 9:00 am

    A great site for identifying soda machines and when they were made is soda-machines.com. The site has photos for most machines too, in case you’re not sure what make and model you have.

  • 183 Gus Apple // Mar 23, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    I’m looking for informaton on a 1952 “ride big bronco” pony ride made by Exhibit Supply. Trying to find pics of the mechanics -specifically the 2 speed mechanism as mine is missing those parts. I’ve tried using a variac to control the speed – but this didn’t work. Any help would be appreaciated

  • 184 Erin // Mar 25, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Do you have a contact e-mail? I am looking to obtain high res versions of the Bevador Ads features on your website.

    I look forward to your reply! Please email me at erin.caulfield@leftfieldpictures.com

  • 185 Smokoff // Mar 30, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Have two restored Coke vending machines, but while the compressors run, they are not cooling. I live in the Seattle area and would appreciate any help in identifying someone in the northwest that does restorations or can help with refrigeration. Smokoff@hotmail.com

  • 186 vintagevending // Apr 4, 2013 at 8:33 am

    Unfortunately, we no longer have the Bevador ads and do not have any high-re images. So we are unable to help you.

  • 187 jane // Apr 12, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Hi I have a 1960’s 6d kit kat vending machine and a 6d rowndtrees fruit pastiles vending machine 1960’s they were bought by my dad for his shop in the 60’s but he never opened/ used them. the coin mek and keys are still inside the machines wraped in 1960’s news paper . would you be interested in buying them.

  • 188 Janine // Apr 13, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    I recently bought a 50’s or 60’s Tom’s peanut vending machine. Would appreciate information re: how I can obtain a repair manual, as well as how to research the serial # to find the age. William F. Shepherd, Inc. Serial # 22072

    Thanks a bunch! Janine

  • 189 Jerry // Apr 23, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Looking for age of Model # 18-8855 Serial # 6377, and can I get parts.

  • 190 vintagevending // Apr 24, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Without a manufacturer’s name, we would not be able to identify the age of your machine. You can try http://www.soda-machines.com which is a reference site that includes photos for most make and model soda machines to identify what you have and when it was manufactured.
    As far as getting parts, leave info on our blog (preferably in the comments section of a blog about a machine matching the brand of yours) where others will see your question and are more likely to be able to find an answer regarding parts. Many of our readers have used this forum for connecting with each other to buy machines and find restoration help. You may also want to check with http://www.fun-tronicsllc.com to see if they have the parts you’re looking for.

  • 191 Kira // Apr 24, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    I have a National King 5 cent candy machine. I read that it is from the 50’s. I was wondering what it is worth today. Anyone know?

  • 192 Janine // Apr 28, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    I recently bought a 50’s or 60’s Tom’s peanut vending machine. Would appreciate information re: how I can obtain a repair manual, as well as how to research the serial # to find the age. William F. Shepherd, Inc. Serial # 22072

    Thanks a bunch for your help!

  • 193 T.W. // May 2, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Selling my vintage 1950’s Vendo V-23D Spintop Pepsi machine with all original parts that work. It does have rust and fading, but the condenser and everything still works. My question is if I should listen to one potential buyer that says $2000 or OBO is too much? My research has proven that an original PEPSI V-23 is very rare. Comments please!

  • 194 LCS // May 25, 2013 at 7:30 am

    We have a Tom’s Peanut/candy machine. We are looking for someone in the Austin area that restores this type of antique. Thanks in advance for your help! lcsaggie@yahoo.com

  • 195 reuben // Jun 14, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Thanks for this site. I have a Hamilton Beach model 25 milkshake machine that was in my grandparents soda fountain when they retired in the 1960s. I used it for a few years until it began giving an electrical shock when touched. I’d like it repaired so that I can use it and pass it on. Any idea who can do this. The local appliance repair folks could not help nor could the restaurant supply and repair. Thanks.

  • 196 randy // Jun 24, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    I have Coca-Cola, Glascock Delux that I would like to sell. It needs restoration but the electric motor runs. I got this from my father who worked for Coca-Cola for 30 plus years. Anyone interested in this rare item, please contact me via email and I’ll send you pictures and answer any questions you may have. paynesplace@cox.net

  • 197 tara // Jul 7, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    I have an old 7up machine, 10 cent, fresh up with seven up. I need to know how much i can sell it for???

  • 198 Ron Andersen // Jul 8, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Need parts & information for an Ideal 55.
    Please call Ron @ 480 948 7848

  • 199 Steve // Jul 9, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Hello, I have recently opened a Chrome shop at the Roadking (flying J) Truckstop, in Calgary Alberta. Truckers love Harley stuff. Are there any opportunities to market your products through my shop? I would be very interested in carrying HD signs year round.

    Sincerely, Steve Tisshaw 403 276-7555

  • 200 vintagevending // Jul 10, 2013 at 11:39 am

    We do not do appraisals or give value estimations of machines. To get an idea what yours is worth, it may help to scan online auction sites or talk with other collectors either in our forum or at flea markets or meets.

  • 201 vintagevending // Jul 10, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Unfortunately we do not share the names of our suppliers. We are aware that H-D signs are not licensed to be sold outside the USA. We’re sorry we unable to be helpful.

  • 202 Adam // Jul 15, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    I have just purchased an old puro water drinking fountain. It has a white porcelain top and under that is a small refrigerator. I believe it was made in 1938. I was just wondering if you had any information on these or where I could find more info. Thanks

  • 203 Ron // Jul 19, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    I have a restored 1948 3-wheeled Cushman Scooter with a metal box out front. How can I insulate this box for dry ice cooling for pre-packaged ice cream? Time’s ticking got to get on the road with this cool rig. Any suggestions? Thanks, -Ron

  • 204 Nizar // Aug 1, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    I was intrested in buying a SeeBurg Q100 Jukebox.
    Can i get a price if you have one already restored.
    I am in Toronto Canada.

  • 205 Andre Hayes // Aug 6, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    I have a 1960’s Coke Machine. Where would be the best place to auction it (outside of E-bay)?

  • 206 Tom G // Aug 13, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Looking for a place to get parts for a Pepsi Model RPUC 100 cooler. Anyone have an idea?

  • 207 vintagevending // Aug 15, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Tom G, The people at http://www.fun-tronicsllc.com/ may be able to help you. They sell restoration parts for vintage soda machines. If they don’t have what you need, perhaps they can steer you in the right direction. Best of luck with your cooler!

  • 208 KATERINA KOKKALI // Aug 26, 2013 at 4:39 am


    I would like to have some more information about a coca cola cooler and a popcorn maker. Please, contact with me through email.

    Thank you in advance.

  • 209 Sandra // Sep 17, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    I need some help with my Vendo 81d coke machine. I inherited the machine from my uncle who passed away this year. When my uncle passed, he was working with a local guy in Portland, Oregon to do a restoration on it. I told the restorer to finish the project and I would pay for it.

    Well, the machine is now beautiful, but won’t cool. The restorer has said the hvac/refrigeration is not part of his service and I will need to get it fixed on my own.

    The compressor runs, but the machine won’t cool. I had a family friend pressure test and they couldn’t find a leak. At this point, I’m thinking I may just need to get the refrigeration unit refurbished or replaced?

    Is there local companies out here in the Northwest who do this work? Do you have other suggestions?

  • 210 Joah Widman // Sep 18, 2013 at 12:02 am

    I have what I think is an old Glasco Model GPM-E pre-mix dispenser coke fountain machine. I am guessing that it is from the 60’s or before.

    I work at a conference center and found it this summer in old storage place. It was use here in the 60’s and maybe later

    It appears to be in good shape, I have no idea if it would work or not.

    I have attached pictures of the machine and of the manufacture plate that fell out of it.

    The plate indicates That it is a
    MODEL GPM-E SER. NO. E-1296

    Manufactured by

    I am interested in finding out it’s history and what it would be worth.

    Can you please help me with this info or advise as to the best place to find this.

    Thank you


    Joah Widman
    Program Manager
    Koinonia Conference Grounds
    (831) 722-1472

  • 211 David Johns // Oct 12, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    I’ve just picked up a model 1uss-9610 coke vending machine, where can I get a service manual, and can I change it from .35 cents to $1.00, or will I need to change the coin acceptor?

  • 212 Jeff // Nov 11, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    I have an Atlas Royal Crown picnic cooler that I want to restore. Since you have one restored on the web can you provide the paint codes for the yellow and red? Mine looks identical to yours but does not have the red stripe. Was this cooler an earlier version?

  • 213 vintagevending // Nov 13, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Jeff, We are no longer in the restoration business and no longer own these coolers as they have been sold to various collectors over the years. We have posted these photos to encourage conversations among other collectors and everyone that appreciates old coolers and other vintage items. Unfortunately we have not retained records of the colors we used for the restorations, because they took place so long ago. Many times to the colors we used were per a client’s request and may not have been identical to the original.

  • 214 Pete // Dec 21, 2013 at 10:49 am

    how do i get a product repaired or restored?

  • 215 Tommy // Jan 11, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    I need a vend motor for a WC 78 MD Coke Machine

    It is Howard Industries model 3011 2433, 115 volt 1.6 amp


  • 216 Molly // Feb 22, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Got a vendorlator vmc-sa144 Coke refrigerator (not a dispenser or vending machine but an actual fridge. Original owner now 96 years old, said he bought it new. (Not a conversion)
    Can’t find anything on it, anyone have a clue?

  • 217 John C // Mar 23, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Can anyone recommend a reputable restoration shop in NJ? I have a Vendo 39 that I’d like gone through.

  • 218 John Merrill // May 13, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Looking for Orange Crush picnic Cooler

  • 219 Lee W // Jan 15, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Has anyone ever attempted to reproduce the bakelite portion of a Stoner pull knob by making molds for resin? I have some good knobs but others have cracked/broken bakelite but the shafts are fine.

  • 220 Cherrie // Jan 17, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    This old Dance Hall has 4 vintage chest coolers that it needs to get rid of. 3 are in working condition. The Hall is updating it’s Bar facilities and need to depart with these coolers.
    Any/Or Best Offer!!!!

  • 221 Norm // Feb 3, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Looking for a cam lock for a U-Select Candy Machine! Can somebody point me in the right direction for one.

  • 222 Kyle Horton // Mar 3, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    I have a friend looking to sell a Coke Vendo 110 machine in working order. It still has the original paint and was not restored. I was hoping someone could provide me with interested parties in the St.Louis/ Chicago land areas

  • 223 Amos D. // Mar 4, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    I have an old Ideal Dispenser Comapny soda vending machine and the identiplate indicates Model 80S. I cannot find a single thing on this model. It looks exactly like a Model 70S. I need the tool for the slot on the door to open the machine and any other info anyone might have on this machine.

  • 224 karen // Mar 12, 2015 at 8:58 am

    Looking for a someone who can repair a 1969 Seeburg Jukebox located in Baltimore MD.

  • 225 Eric Tambor // Apr 5, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Anyone know of a place I can get a Vendorlator VMC 27 restored? Someone in the Boston area hopefully?



  • 226 richard jagger // Apr 14, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    hi , what style of coffee was made in the early (eg- TV’s taxi ) hot coffee machines ?
    was it instant , perc’ , drip , espresso etc ?

  • 227 Andy Barcellona // Apr 26, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    I have purchased a vintage pepsi picnic cooler. I believe it was from 1957 and is a ribbed aluminum. It has a latch on the top that measures 2 1/4 x 6 inches. It is missing the pepsi decal that I believe says “The Light Refreshment” along with a pepsi bottle cap. kDo you have the decal?

  • 228 Sandra Y // May 23, 2015 at 2:21 am

    Looking for a restoration company in Texas to restore a Toledo Candy Scale.

  • 229 Peter Tokic // May 26, 2015 at 5:36 am

    I have for sale a pop up glass door cooler vinyl wrapped for Pepsi… If interested please reply for info /pictures.

  • 230 Peter Tokic // May 26, 2015 at 5:40 am

    For Sale: This is a Merchandising Resources Model RPUC100 PopUp Cooler… Email me at p.tokic@hotmail.ca if interested

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