This machine can vend up to 81 cold bottles of Pepsi-Cola and has room to pre-cool 17. There are nine shelves, so a machine restored for use today has the capability of vending up to nine different flavors, depending on your needs. The slant shelves can accommodate bottles ranging in size from 6 ½ ounces to 12 ounces, giving you even more flexibility. The vending door has a fluorescent light inside, to illuminate the soda bottles within, making it easy to see your selection.
The original Pepsi VMC 81s were painted a solid “Pepsi Blue”. We have restored this machine with a deeper blue, added the white top and changed the embossed lettering from white to red, creating much more of a contrast.
The resulting red, white and blue is very striking and would look great in any gameroom or office. Whereas Vendo only produced the 81 for the Coca-Cola Company, Vendorlator (or VMC, as they’re also called), produced soda machines for many soda companies. Despite the fact that the Pepsi VMCs had the second highest production rate (second only to Coke), these machines are not that easy to find today.
Dimensions: 58”H x 27”W x 16”D
Weight: 286 lbs.
Produced: 1955 to 1958
The Vendorlator Manufacturing Company
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