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Pepsi-Cola Vendorlator 27

October 25th, 2010 · 1 Comment

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Nicknamed by collectors as the “mailbox” or the “tabletop”, the Vendorlator 27 was the smallest soda machine made by Vendorlator. Being only 27 inches high and weighing about 100 lbs., this machine was designed to sit on a countertop or on an optional stand. Because of their small size, these vendors were very popular with owners of small stores having limited floor and counter space.

Vendorlator 27

Built between 1948 and 1951, these machines are relatively easy to find, since most were used indoors and did not suffer from exposure to the weather. It vends up to 27 6.5-ounce bottles and had the space to pre-cool an additional 10. The bottles are loaded into an interior drum which rotates to vend each bottle. These machines originally sold for $125. This is a soda machine we restored when we were in the business years ago.

Pepsi-Cola Soda Vendor

VMC 27 Interior Unit

Dimensions: 27”H x 24”W x 19”D (without stand)
Weight: 100 lbs.

Manufactured by:
The Vendorlator Manufacturing Co.
4000 Railroad Avenue
Fresno, California

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: Pepsi-Cola · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc. · Soda Machines · Soda Vending Machines · Vendorlator

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Jeff ferguson // Feb 21, 2012 at 8:09 am

    I recently purchased an original condition pepsi 1954 vendorlator 27b for $1,000. I think I bought it for a fair price and am very happy with the original condition. Can anyone tell me how I can find more info on how many where made by reading the serial number? What the market value might be? I have seen restored machines of the same model on eBay asking over $5,000.

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