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Coca-Cola Vendo 6-Case Cooler

July 6th, 2008 · 22 Comments

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Coca-Cola Vendo 6-Case Cooler

The Coca-Cola Vendo 6-Case Vertical Cooler

I like this machine, but this upright cooler never really caught on with collectors. I would guess that’s because of its size. I refer to it as a cooler because there is no coin mechanism. Therefore, it’s not fair to call it a soda machine, even though it looks like a Vendo 81 except for the glass door on the right side. Vendo did make a version of this machine with a coin mechanism and it was called the Vendo 110. But if you have the space and are looking for a machine to restore, this is a good candidate. There are no coin or vending mechanisms to mess with and because they were self-service coolers and not vending machines, they were usually kept indoors so you can still find them in pretty good shape. The shelves inside are adjustable so it will hold different size bottles, including longneck beer bottles. Judging by the name I’d guess it holds 144 bottles; 110 ready to vend and 34 pre-cooled. I don’t recall us ever restoring one at Vintage Vending but we did own quite a few over the years.

Vendorlator also made this machine in Pepsi, Royal Crown, Dr. Pepper and (not 100% sure, but would assume) 7-up.

Size:
63” high
32.5” wide
18” deep

Weight: 200 pounds

Produced from the late 40’s to mid 50’s

Manufactured by:
Vendo Company
7209 N. Ingram Ave.
Fresno, CA

If you have ever restored one of these, please ad to the blog with some restoration tips.

Tags: Coca-Cola · Soda Coolers · Soda Vending Machines · The Vendo Company · Vendo

22 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Julia // Jul 7, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    Does anyone know how much this is worth? I have one…

  • 2 Maria // Jul 15, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    Although I can not give you a value, if you browse ebay frequently they do turn up there and it will give you an idea of what the coolers are currently selling for.

  • 3 Walt // Jul 22, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    I’m interested in purchasing one of these or similar model, as far as value is concerned I don’t know

  • 4 Mike // Feb 22, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Where can I get parts for a Vendo 6-Case?

  • 5 Carl Brehm // Apr 19, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    I have a Vendo 144 – but no coin mechanism. If you have one – please let me know. It doesn’t need to work – I am just looking to make the machine look complete.
    carl.brehm@roadrunner.com

    Thanks!

  • 6 vintagevending // Apr 20, 2009 at 9:11 am

    We no longer do soda machine restorations, and we are not in the business of selling parts. We recommend you check out fun-tronicsllc.com for soda machine restoration parts. They have a good variety of quality parts.

  • 7 dinie // Mar 11, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    i have this identical machine, but need a fan-does anyone have an idea of where i can purchase this part?

  • 8 vintagevending // Mar 12, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Dinie,

    You can purchase a fan at this link: http://www.fun-tronicsllc.com/store.php?crn=320

  • 9 Fattboy // Jun 13, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    I just picked one of these up at an auction last week-end…… paid a bit under 300.00 for it. It has one dent and a little work to get her running. I can not find a price list for my resale on this. Anyone got an idea….. I thought it was decent enought condition….all original I think.

  • 10 rocky // Jul 18, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    i just bought a vendo 83 where can i find parts to restore it totally

  • 11 mike // Oct 4, 2010 at 11:00 am

    I have one of these in nice unrestored condition that I would be willind to sell for a reasonable price

  • 12 jerry // Jan 4, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    i have a 110 cooler. its in excellant condition. i can’t find a value on it but i’ll say its worth what you can find someone to pay for it. the one i have is the nicest i’ve ever seen and its not reconditioned. i wouldn’t part with it for less than 4000.00. i did turn down 2700.00
    everyone likes the fact that no coin is needed.

  • 13 Rich // Jul 10, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Hi
    I’ve been told my coke cooler is a Vendo 6 case. The model is E110 A
    and serial is EOO 48038. It doesn’t match
    there charts. If anyone can tell me what I have I would vere happy.

  • 14 Rick // Aug 28, 2011 at 7:04 am

    I have a six case cooler in original condition and would be willing to part with it for the right price .

  • 15 Kay // Jan 2, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    I am looking for a key for one of these Vendo 110 – 6 case coolers..anyone have one I could get a copy off of, or know where I can get one?

  • 16 Kay // Jan 2, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    The lock number is H2080 so I guess that could make a differnece to my request for a key or info where to get one.

  • 17 Kay // Jan 2, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Our bottle opener is positioned over towards the left hand side…different years have different spots for the opener?

  • 18 Steve // Jan 7, 2012 at 1:10 am

    I have one of these V-110 in my Restaurant.
    It looks really nice and adds a lot of conversation and atmosphere. Anyone know what year those were made?

  • 19 david // Jul 18, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    i have a vendo e110 non coin operated as well im intrested in selling it … its all original and works great the key was lost so i drilled out the lock then when i opened it i found the key go figure . 1 619 766-3235

  • 20 james standlee // Nov 8, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    i have vendo e110 without coin mechanism, but has water fountain mounted on right side. would like to know more abt fountain on side and value.

  • 21 Mark // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    I have a 6 case vertical cooler: Model E110A – K. I am looking for a door hinge.

  • 22 Kent // Apr 1, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    There is a surplus store near me that has the identical fans – less than $10 used. Same screw holes for the bracket! Ours is an unrestored Pepsi, has lived at over 9000 feet in Colorado most of its life. Keeps beer cold, and would entertain offers…!

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