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Dole Deluxe Coca-Cola Soda Fountain Dispenser

May 22nd, 2009 · 35 Comments

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Dole Deluxe Soda Dispenser

We restored this Dole Deluxe Coca-Cola soda fountain dispenser. It’s a countertop soda fountain dispenser that was introduced in 1947 by the Dole Valve Company. It was the very first dispenser they produced following WWII. Because of its shape, it was called the “outboard motor”. The design was created by Raymond Loewy, a famous industrial designer. The shape was reflective of the popular “streamline” style, suggesting speed.

The Dole Deluxe was manufactured from 1947 through 1951 and over 30,000 were sold. Although the dispenser had numerous improvements over previous models, it was still only able to dispense one 6-ounce glass of Coca-Cola at a time.

Soda Fountain with Coke Dispenser

Coca-Cola Soda Fountain Dispenser

Manufactured by:
Dole Valve Company
Chicago, 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: Coca-Cola · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc. · Soda Coolers · Soda Fountain & Dispensers · Soda Vending Machines

35 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jessica Joganic // Jun 24, 2009 at 11:56 am

    How does the dispenser work? Is the soda premixed or carbonated within the unit? What parts are needed to make this unit functional? I’m interested in any information you have to give regarding its components and how it works. Thanks!

  • 2 vintagevending // Jun 24, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Jessica,

    We just wanted to let you know that this dispenser is quite complicated, and usually used for commercial applications, rather than home use. The soda water and the syrup are mixed during the dispensing process. For more information on parts and how they work together, a good resource is americansodafountain.com. They sell and restore soda machines and parts.

  • 3 Jessica Joganic // Jun 29, 2009 at 3:03 am

    Thank you very much for the information and the reference. You have done a beautiful job restoring yours!

  • 4 Bill // Jul 30, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    I am looking for a top for the dole machine you have on your website. Can anyone help me locate this outboard type lid.

  • 5 vintagevending // Aug 3, 2009 at 9:28 am

    Bill,

    You can try americansodafountain.com. They have parts and repair services for many dispensers.

  • 6 Lori // Sep 10, 2009 at 11:52 am

    This is the closest I have came to finding a machine like the one I have. I never could fins out how old it was or how much it was worth. We are in the process of moving and I would like to know whether it is worth keeping or should I sell it? It is in very good shape.

  • 7 vintagevending // Sep 11, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Lori,

    We aren’t able to give estimates on the value of an item. If you keep an eye on Ebay or Craig’s List, your item is sure to be listed at some point. You can also contact fun-tronicsllc.com (217) 857-1759 for more specific information on machines. If anyone can help with a value of this item please comment.

  • 8 Luca Davide Valtolina // Nov 3, 2009 at 5:24 am

    Hi Lori and vintagevending, I bought this few weeks ago for my Coke vintage collection. I paid 250 euros (around 280/300 us$). Ciao! Luca

  • 9 Hannah // Nov 8, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    hi could you tell me what material the dole deluxe soda fountain is made from? thanks!

  • 10 vintagevending // Nov 9, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    Hannah,

    The machine is made of metal.

  • 11 Luca Davide Valtolina // Nov 29, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    yup!! 100% metal.

  • 12 Scott // Mar 6, 2010 at 1:08 am

    I have a Dole Citation coke dispenser that I’m going to mount to an old Ford gumball machine stand. Absolutely love this table top looking display. Any chance that you guys would make another one for a price? Thanks, Scott

  • 13 vintagevending // Mar 9, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Scott,

    Unfortunately we do not make these, and we are not able to get any more made.

  • 14 Scott // Mar 12, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Thanks anyway, it was just a thought. I ended up making my own. Turned out real nice. Thanks again!

    Scott

  • 15 Helen // Aug 23, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    I have a fountain very similar to this made by Dole SN201610. I am getting it ready to sell and need a minor part. Where can I find parts, please? I also have the carbonator that we used. It was installed in my kitchen and a lot of fun, but we have mover to another home and not able to use it here. Thanks.

  • 16 tony // Aug 23, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    hello I have a deluxe dole dispenser that has been passed down within family and is all original how or where is the best place to sell this item?

  • 17 LUCA DAVIDE VALTOLINA // Oct 18, 2010 at 4:52 am

    @ TONY: the best place is e.bay…
    (for US and International buyers…)

  • 18 Jim Gregory // Oct 25, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    I have a Coke soda fountain machine made by The Dole Valve Company. The Model # is LV3-1388 can you tell me what year it was manufactured? Thank You

  • 19 Ken H // Dec 4, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    I have a spare lid for this dispenser and it is in great shape. Contact me if you need it.

  • 20 Ken H // Dec 4, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    BTW,
    Where do you purchase the aluminum trim that you put around the display base? Thanks in advance for reply.

  • 21 Ken H // Dec 22, 2010 at 9:24 am

    After searching for the trim I found two sources, one retail and one manufacturer. The retailer wants $105.00 per piece with a 2 piece minimum order and shipping of $109.00 to ship it two states away from them. The manufacturer wants $12.34 per piece no minimum, and $34.00 to ship 7 states away. Moral of the story: Shop around. I ordered 8 pieces for $102 plus the $34.00 shipping, exact same stuff. Let me know if you need some.

  • 22 Michelle Mock // Dec 26, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    My friend has the LV3-2661 model made by dole in his father’s fast food business, Pete’s Drive-in in Roseburg, Oregon. He’s trying to find what the value of it is. Also, he’s looking around for the lid. Where can I find a picture of it or get more information? thank you so much

  • 23 Kevin // Jan 3, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    I have a dole citation I need parts for if anyone can help please email me. sextonkruzn@gamewood.net

  • 24 chris livingston // Mar 1, 2011 at 10:43 am

    does anyone know how to read the serial numbers to get the production year etc. mine says L 54781

    chrislivs@hotmail.com

  • 25 wesley moore // Apr 15, 2011 at 4:44 am

    I have aquired a Dole Director machine that I would like to put into my game room and hook up. It shows little sign of use. The problem is. I do not know what is involved with making this machine work. Also, I am in need of o-rings for the syrup tanks. Can anyone send me in the right direction. I have to much invested in this already to let it just sit in the corner. Please help.

  • 26 paul // May 24, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    I have a old coca-cola fountain dispenser,Diplomat .Made by the Cornelius Co.Model#18-7600 ANYONE HAVE ANY INFO ON THIS?

  • 27 Terry (Pokey) // Dec 18, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Hi Paul #26
    The diplomat was made by the Cornelius Company from 1962 – 1969 they came in 3 flavours or 4 . but the 3 was very very rare. I understand because there was only about a $50.00 price difference between the two everyone purchased the 4 flavour. I owned a 3 flavour which I proudly displayed in my private collection. The first models came with a large chrome bumper type design around the outside of the unit about mid height and in 1964 they went to a straight side. They were a very good unit that could dispense up to 6 glasses per minute before starting to foam. They only were made to dispense premix flavours which ment the tanks that were hooked up were already finished product (premix) Cornelius made the same unit for the Pepsi Cola Company as well but the only diffrerence was they came in blue and were call Senators. I just retired from the Coca-Cola company after 40 years of service so I do have a little knowledge about equipment.

    thx Terry

  • 28 Terry (Pokey) // Dec 18, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Hi Paul #26
    Sorry I got ahead of myself. The early Pepsi version were called Senators and changed the name to President shortly after.
    thx Terry.

  • 29 Aaron // Apr 25, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    I have the middle part to a different version of one of these, and I know nothing about them. I cannot find parts at all so I was just curious how you restored this one?! Not sure if you even check this site, but if you see this, please shoot me an email! Thanks!!!

  • 30 Stanley Rowe // Aug 24, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    I have a old coke soda fountain, If you are interested in buying it contact me at njstanoem@aol.com.

  • 31 K. Lachenmayer // Oct 9, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    I have one of these machines that was used in my dad’s drug store. It has a few scratches but is
    otherwise in good condition. If anyone is interested in buying it let me know.
    k.lachenmayer@live.com

  • 32 John // Mar 10, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Great website and great restoration, I have the exact same soda fountain in my collection.

    I found another dispenser from Germany some months ago. Does anyone have info about it? Year of production? The tag on the machine said “Tornado GmBh 4032 lintorf bez. Düsseldorf” but the tap heads are the exact same one from the Cornelius. The body of the machine is made of plastic.

    Here are pictures of the dispenser :

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/assets/stories/CwkYiMnU9TvsxdgXDjUM8A.jpg

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/assets/stories/g10NSnbMWlOFu5h7xFY25w.jpg

  • 33 jose // May 6, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    I have one for sale!

  • 34 jose // May 7, 2013 at 1:21 am

    If you’re interested you can get a hold of me at this address j-72.gomez@comcast.net

  • 35 dave // Nov 6, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    I FOUND A DISPENSER AT AN AUCTION,
    THE # ON IT IS LV-203334.
    PLEASE TELL ME THE YEAR IT WAS MADE AND THE APPROXIMATE VALUE.

    THANKS… DAVE

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