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Coca-Cola Vendo 39 and 59 Soda Machines

May 10th, 2010 · 15 Comments

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These are interesting old photos of the Vendo 39 and 59 standard soda vending machines. The first photo shows both of these models together. The V-59 is on the left, and the V-39 is on the right. They are very similar machines, varying slightly in capacity.

V-39 and V-59 Coca-Cola Vendors

The Vendo 39 and 59 machines were actually made by Westinghouse. Vendo purchased the Westinghouse Standard machines from them and then added their own coin-operated lids and inner mechanisms.

V-59 Coca-Cola Vendor

The V-39 was manufactured from the late 1930s to the early 1940s. Dimensions are 34” high x 34 ½” wide x 27 ¼” deep and it held 39 bottles. The V-59 was manufactured from 1948 through 1951. Dimensions are 37” high x 34 ½” wide x 27” deep and it had a 59 bottle capacity. A drawback of these machines is that they were only able to vend a single flavor at a time. Also the V-39 could fit only 8-ounce bottles and the V-59 could only accommodate 6 1/2-ounce bottles.

Repairman With Vendo 59

This is a photo of a repairman that is servicing the V-59. He is holding what appears to be the refrigeration unit. The next photo shows a full bottle drum inside the V-59.

Inner Drum Vendo 59 Vendor

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: Coca Cola Vending Machine · Coca-Cola · Soda Machines · Soda Vending Machines · Vendo

15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 David W. Parks // May 24, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Recently purchased a 1948 V59.
    Looking for restoration tips.

  • 2 john hastings // Jul 1, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    i have a vendo v-59. does it have a honeycomb holder that sits in the metal base inside? i cant tell from the picture. if so i would like to buy one because i dont have that part, and i havent received any feedback about it.

  • 3 vintagevending // Jul 6, 2010 at 10:40 am

    John,
    It does appear to have a honeycomb holder. Check out this link: http://www.pinballrebel.com/game/cola/vendo/vendo_59/vendo_59.htm
    It only accommodates the 6.5 oz bottles.

  • 4 Alan // Jul 23, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    I have what appears to be V-39, but it says Cavalier on the back. Any info would help. Thanks

  • 5 Steve // Jul 26, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    I have a machine that I have been trying to find info on. I believe it to be a Vendo 123 Junior. Any idea on its value?

  • 6 T.S. // Sep 15, 2010 at 3:28 am

    I have a 1950’s Pepsi vending machine that looks very much like the V-59 except it doesn’t have the coin box on top, but a 10 cent coin drop and turn knob. It too has an inner circular rack to hold the smaller Pepsi bottles and a small lid to lift to take out the soda pop once money is deposited. Could my machine be a V-59 variation? Any feedback on value of this unit (it still works with original parts, but needs some paint restoration. Logos and signage on unit are very discernable as is). Thanks.

  • 7 jeff reames // Oct 12, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    i have a westinghouse standard open bottom for crates. what are the correct colors for the red and white,what specific color ,manufacturer ect. thanks jr

  • 8 Ron // May 20, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    I may have a classic coca-cola Vendo coke Jr. 23 soda machine from the 30’s or 40’s. I don’t know for sure but I’m trying to identify it. Can somone help me. I want to rebuild this machine. the motor works the outside is good the tank needs work. I’m looking for a site that can help. Parts or manufacturer etc.

  • 9 Jordan // Nov 15, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Ron I may be able to help you out with your question and restoration send me an e-mail at jormiller2010@gmail.com if you are interested. I work for my cousin restoring old soda machines and am currently working on a 59

  • 10 T.S. // Apr 1, 2012 at 2:49 am

    Any response to response #6 above???

  • 11 Minish // May 28, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    I have a coke machine model # vfa56c-b. Serial#401014051 vendorlator mfg. Co. Fresno calif. I can’t find anything on this machine can someone please help me. It works and looks great.email me at 24 races@gmail.com.

  • 12 Fred // Jul 5, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    I have a 1939, Westinghouse V39 coke vending machine. All original in working order. Does anyone know the estimated value?

  • 13 lavender // Aug 9, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    will buy beehive for vendo 23 .also need the crank lever

  • 14 Theo // Mar 10, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Hey T.S.
    I can try to help. I enjoy researching. Your machine sounds like a later 50’s model produced after Vendo took over the Vendolator Co. If you have pictures you could email me that would be great.
    Theo
    johnsontheoa@gmail.com

  • 15 Shannon // Jul 26, 2013 at 10:34 am

    I have what is believed to be a v-59 coca cola vending 10¢ machine for sale. It would need to be restored it’s in fair condition. Email for pics. I have no idea what these sell for. Any help appreciated as I would not like to be cheated.

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