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Dole Small Coca-Cola Soda Fountain Dispenser

May 7th, 2009 · 4 Comments

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Restored Dole Small Dispenser

This is a Dole Small Coca-Cola dispenser that we restored. The Dole Valve Company introduced this half-gallon model in 1941 as a smaller version of the one-gallon Junior that they manufactured from the late ‘30s to early ‘40s. Because only about 7000 of the Dole Small dispensers were produced from 1941 to 1942, it is a very rare soda dispenser. Due to its smaller size, many of these were put into service on military ships during WWII.

Coca-Cola Soda Fountain Dispenser

Like the Junior that preceded it, the Dole Small was able to dispense Coca-Cola soft drinks more consistently than was previously possible. The machine could be packed with ice to keep the drinks cooled.

Coca-Cola Embossed Dispenser

Dole Small Dispenser Lid

Ice Cold Coca-Cola 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 · Soda Fountain & Dispensers

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Kenny Koprin // Jun 29, 2010 at 12:33 am

    I have an original dispenser. I guess it is the larger model from the 1930’s. Dispenser number 7484. I am having a hard time finding it on line or anything about it for that matter. Can you help me?

  • 2 vintagevending // Jun 29, 2010 at 1:54 pm


    We restored the larger model at this link: http://www.retroplanet.com/PROD/Dole_Junior_Coca_Cola_Dispenser

  • 3 jesse // May 27, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    i have a cooler that looks identical to your first picture that we got from my wives great uncle who brought it back from ww2 i think it was a dispenser that they made into a cooler could you help me out thanks

  • 4 sara // Aug 1, 2011 at 4:42 am

    I have an original dispenser identical to the one above. Looking for any information on the best known websites to sell.

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