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The Stoner Light Up 180M Candy Machine

March 31st, 2009 · 6 Comments

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Here are some pictures of a Stoner 180M candy machine we restored. What made this a 180M was the little window you see on the left that held gum and mints. You would rotate the knob to make your selection and pull then pull the handle to vend. The candy bar section of the machine worked like any other Stoner.

This particular machine was an upgrade from our standard restoration. The Candy lettering you see along the bottom of the machine is cut out of the panel. It was then raised and offset from the cut out. The cut out had glass put behind it and then a rotating multicolored light was put behind it creating a great effect.

The lettering design on the base of the machine may look familiar if you have seen other candy machines on the web. That design originated with Vintage Vending and soon was copied by many others. As with all our restorations the machine was done inside and out and was completely functional.

Vintage Vending Candy Logo

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: Candy & Cigarette Machines · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc.

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Don Simon // Jul 19, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    I have a candy machine similar to this. I believe the brand name is National or American, I will double check manufacturer’s name. It is similar to this one, “Stoner light up 180 Candy machine” but the left side has push buttons for the gum or lifesaver and then a knob under the lifesavers to pull. It has knobs and display area for candy bars. Has a mirror with etched class that says candy. Great condition with key. I found it at a retirement home in a small town. How much is it worth? Very heavy to send anywhere.

  • 2 vintagevending // Jul 20, 2009 at 9:33 am

    Hi Don,

    We aren’t able to estimate the value of your machine, but these actually show up on eBay quite frequently. That would be your best bet at guessing the value of your candy machine.

  • 3 juston eppler // Oct 1, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    how much is a candy machine like this worth in original condition ?

  • 4 Jonathan // Jun 18, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Where can I see some Pics of the inside? I have a Univendor Model 180m-U58 I am trying to get working again. Any information would be helpful.

  • 5 Tom Gilbert // Jul 30, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    I have a Stoner 180M Candy Machine just like the one pictured above. I found it this past weekend in an old abandoned garage. I tracked down the owner and they indicated I can have it if I haul it away. It requires restoration. Do you perform restorations? If not, could you provide an outfit that does a Quality job? Thanks, Tom

  • 6 vintagevending // Jul 31, 2012 at 8:25 am

    We are no longer in the restoration business. For your restoration we would recommend rmsvintage.com. Best of luck with your Stoner!

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