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The Vendorlator Manufacturing Co., A Soda Machine Company

March 5th, 2009 · 144 Comments

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Partners Harry S. Childers and Howard M. Tripp founded the Vendorlator Manufacturing Company, or VMC in 1937 in Fresno, California. Vendorlator was formed to make soda vending machines, which they produced for Pepsi-Cola, including 7Up, Dr. Pepper, Royal Crown, in addition to the Coca-Cola Company. Throughout the 1940’s and 50’s Vendorlator produced what have become classic, and very collectible soda machines. Two of the most collectible models are the VMC 27 and the VMC 33.

Vendorlator Soda Vending Machines Brochure

The VMC 27 was made for Coca-Cola from 1948 to 1951. This tabletop vending machine had a unique mailbox-type shape that attracted customers, so these were very popular among storeowners. There was an optional stand made by Kay Products for this machine that had additional storage space below. The VMC 27 was capable of vending 27 cold soft drinks, and pre-cooled 10. This machine was a friendlier size for use in Mom and Pop establishments where space was at a premium. These places wouldn’t have had any use for the gargantuan Vendorlator Master and Jumbo models that were made during the war for use in factories. (The Master could vend 84 bottles and pre-cool 80 and the Jumbo could vend 124 bottles and cool 104!) Unfortunately for the 27, the Coca-Cola Company wanted something that could vend more drinks than these were able. In the early 1950’s Vendorlator made the upright Dual 27 for Coca-Cola that was an improvement with the capacity to vend 27 and pre-cool 27 more. As the competition between the soft drink manufacturers grew, Coke felt the 27 still wasn’t big enough. The answer was the VMC 33 that could vend 33 bottles and cool 27. These replaced the model 27 product line and were manufactured from the early to mid-1950’s. And the vendors got larger still, with very popular models like the VMC 81 that was made for dispensing Royal Crown, Pepsi-Cola, 7Up and Dr. Pepper. These classic machines were produced from the mid- to late-1950’s and are very collectible today.

V 44 VMC 88 VMC 144 Vendors

VMC 144 VMC 149 V340 Machines

In 1956, Vendorlator merged with its former rival, the Vendo Company of Kansas City, Missouri. Prior to the merger, Vendo worked almost exclusively with the Coca-Cola Company, so the combination of the two companies made them the primary supplier of vendors to the soft drink market. Within two years, the companies were completely consolidated and operating out of the Fresno location. In 1988 Vendo became a subsidiary of the Sanden Corporation of Japan. Vendo moved its headquarters to Dallas, Texas in 2005 and the name changed to SandenVendo America Inc. They still operate today as a manufacturer of vending machines, in addition to commercial freezers, and automotive air-conditioning systems.

The Vendorlator Manufacturing Company
4000 Railroad Avenue
Fresno, California

Tags: Antique Advertising · Coca Cola Vending Machine · Manufacturer Histories · Other Vending Machines · Soda Coolers · Soda Machines · Soda Vending Machines · Vendo · Vendorlator

144 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Terry Henderson // May 16, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    I am very interested in the coke model vmc44 I would appriciate any information you can send me on this unit as manufacture date etc the one i have is a 5 cent machine unrestored vin#2859A31 Thanks very much
    Terry Henderson
    5705 C.R.28
    Edison,Ohio 43320

  • 2 vintagevending // May 18, 2009 at 9:25 am


    We recommend you check out fun-tronicsllc.com for soda machine restoration parts. They also carry manuals for many different soda machines.

  • 3 Randy Wood // Jul 9, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    I live by LUBBOCK and am looking for someone to restore my double lid coke ice box. If you know of anyone please let me know. Randy

  • 4 duane // Aug 4, 2009 at 12:36 am

    i have an old cornelius diplomat super server soda dispensing machine … 4 taps … model #28-4669 … where can i get parts/rebuild kit?

  • 5 vintagevending // Aug 4, 2009 at 10:45 am


    Try americansodafountain.com. They have parts for many types of machines.

  • 6 Mike // Aug 19, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    I have a Vendorlator 72 serial # 72-5257.
    Would like to know some history on it?
    Thank you

  • 7 vintagevending // Aug 24, 2009 at 9:32 am


    We have a blog written about this model at: http://www.vintagevending.com/the-vendorlator-72-soda-machine. You can also try fun-tronicsllc.com. They sell manuals and parts for many types of machines. You can also try ebay or Craig’s List, sometimes items like this come up.

  • 8 Jim Carpenter // Sep 5, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    I have a VMC 33 with no interior parts. Exterior paint OK. 1/2 of exterior door missing. I would like to have it restored. Can anyone help me?

  • 9 robert lavender // Sep 25, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    i have a friend who has a ventorlator model vmc33 in very good condition.interested in selling.

  • 10 Kari McBride // Sep 29, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    I have owned a vmc 44 for about 10 years and would like to sell it. do you know how much it is worth if anything and would anyone want it? Its been beautifuly restored and works great.

  • 11 Kari McBride // Sep 29, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    We would also love some history on this model. serial # 445901 A31

  • 12 vintagevending // Sep 29, 2009 at 4:29 pm


    You can try eBay and Craig’s List, sometimes they pop up there. Also, fun-tronicsllc.com might be able to help with the value.

  • 13 triple d // Oct 28, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    I have a vendorlator model 33 1/5 motor with all labors ULJ approved ,union stickers and other papers. all original run perfect. how can I find the value?

  • 14 vintagevending // Oct 28, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Try fun-tronicsllc.com
    They have a great variety of parts for machines, and might be able to help with the value. Otherwise, keep checking ebay and Craig’s List, sometimes they pop up there.

  • 15 Mike // Oct 30, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    I have a old 7up soda machine i think is from the fiftys. Model # VF81R-SA. Trying to find out more about this machine, whats it’s worth ect. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you

  • 16 Bill Murray // Nov 3, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    I have a v-81 and I misplaced the key during a move to Florida. Can you assist with how I may be able to obtain another key? Thank you!

  • 17 vintagevending // Nov 4, 2009 at 4:40 pm


    You probably need to buy a new lock mechanism. These can be bought at fun-tronicsllc.com.

  • 18 Jane Freeman // Nov 17, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    I have a 1940’s Vendalator, with the old drinking water fountain on the side. I am interested in selling it. It is in pretty good shape and could easily be restored. I can furnish a picture via e mail if anyone is interested. Thanks, Jane Freeman

  • 19 Tom Feemster // Nov 24, 2009 at 1:26 am

    I have a Model VFA56E-B Serial 611061731
    and on a plate near but not on the motor is model V23TE SERIAL 66P81521

  • 20 JANE // Nov 27, 2009 at 2:17 am


  • 21 James C // Dec 5, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    I recently acquired a coke machine that I cannot determine the era (or year) it was made. The Model number is VF56PB-G and there is the slogan of “Here’s the real thing” on the side. It is Vendolator machine. Any information you can provide on it’s history is appreciated.

  • 22 vintagevending // Dec 9, 2009 at 4:46 pm


    We’re not sure of the date your machine was made, it might help if you could send us a picture? nmiller@retroplanet.com
    If anyone else can help, please comment.

  • 23 Karlie Slagle // Dec 31, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    I have a dr.pepper machine that is old and i have no idea about the numbers or year it was made. I’m trying to figure out how much it would sell for. i read some things off the front like crown co., 01533 wbc/lbc and newport news. ill send you a picture.

  • 24 vintagevending // Jan 4, 2010 at 10:20 am

    We aren’t able to give estimates on the value of an item. If you keep an eye on Ebay or maybe Craig’s List, your item is sure to be listed at some point. That may give you a rough idea of it’s value, and will provide more information on the specific model, and most likely the year it was produced. You can also contact fun-tronicsllc.com for more specific information on machines.

  • 25 John // Jan 6, 2010 at 11:54 am

    I have owned VMC-33 since 1985. I am interested in selling it now. Everything works fine and is good shape. I have found similar models on EBAY and craigslist to try and get a selling cost. My unit has a factory installed dolly system with wheels and handle incorporated into unit. Are these rare,? I cant find any information on them. Everthing is painted by original red paint.

  • 26 vintagevending // Jan 8, 2010 at 1:44 pm


    When we were in the restoration business, we saw a few of these, probably one in fifty. So the machine might be somewhat rare, but we don’t think it is necessarily more valuable.

  • 27 Chris // Jan 18, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    i have a vendorlator made for Royal Crown. not sure what year or model it is. its a flat top and the price was set at 25 cents per bottle. i found some pictures of a vendo 56 made for royal crown, but its not quite the same. can someone help me learn more about this machine? i have pictures if they would help.

  • 28 Stacey // Feb 2, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    I have a Vendorlator Pepsi machine, I think the model number is VP56R-G.
    Can you tell me when this was made? Everything on the machine is working except that the lock is broken. The cost for soda was .10¢

  • 29 vintagevending // Feb 3, 2010 at 9:22 am


    Can you send us some pictures to look at? It might help us estimate the year.

  • 30 Stacey // Feb 6, 2010 at 11:43 am

    I’ll take some pictures and send them today, thanks!

  • 31 Dale // Feb 22, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    I have a Vendolator VMC 56 a-c. It is Royal Crown and has a solid bottle door. Can someone tell me what year this is from?

  • 32 Stan // Feb 25, 2010 at 10:57 am

    I have a Vendolator Model VMC 33 and I need a key, inside wheel, and opening instructions. Do you know where I could purchase these items?

  • 33 vintagevending // Feb 26, 2010 at 3:34 pm


    fun-tronicsllc.com sells the key with a new lock, and an owner’s manual.

  • 34 Carol Dace // Mar 2, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    I have a Vendolator Model VF90D-A, serial #6057D90B, 76, the Friendly Pepper Upper.

  • 35 Steve // Mar 10, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    My maintenance personnel located a VMC-88 Coca Cola machine(still plugged in and cold inside) last week while cleaning out a storage room.
    I realize it has some value to it after some research.
    I don’t have the time to restore it(even though it looks pretty good for it’s age and is still working), but was just hoping you had some thoughts as what to do with it since it’s very apparent you guys are the experts.
    Thank you in advance,

  • 36 vintagevending // Mar 10, 2010 at 12:50 pm


    A lot of collectors keep an eye on ebay and Craig’s List for items like this. You can also find out how to price it by looking at similar models. I’m sure it will sell if you post it on these sites. Good luck!

  • 37 sam // Mar 12, 2010 at 10:54 am

    thinking of buying a V.M.C. model #33 and I am aware that it dispenced 8 oz bottles but was uncertain if it could dispence 12 or 16 oz bottles also. Have looked high and low and have seen a few comments that yes it could but have never seen what I would consider a reliable source stating that it would. hope you could help me clear up this matter. Thanks Sam

  • 38 Glenn // Mar 18, 2010 at 10:28 am

    I have a VMC-24A that was in this building when I bought it. The exterior is in mint condition, coin mechanism works fine, had the lock replaced. The interior and refrigeration unit need refurbishing. It works but I’m afraid to leave it plugged in since the wiring is old, etc. Anyone have any suggestions as to places that do refurbs on these machines? I am in Oklahoma, so some place close would be great.

  • 39 vintagevending // Mar 19, 2010 at 8:17 am


    It will only vend the small old bottles. We are not sure if it will vend the new 8 oz bottles.

  • 40 RC // Mar 28, 2010 at 8:44 am


    I am interested in your VMC-88 machine. Where are you located?

  • 41 Randy // Apr 28, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    I have a Cavalier c124-b coke machine and a Vendolator VMC88 I need some parts for both machines where can i find them?

  • 42 jami // Apr 28, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    i have a 1950s vmc33.it still works and everything is all original.never been restored.paint is a little worn.no key but it still opens.can you tell me how much its worth.im needing to sell it cause i have no room.thanks

  • 43 vintagevending // Apr 30, 2010 at 8:36 am


    Try soda-machines.com or fun-tronicsllc.com.

  • 44 vintagevending // Apr 30, 2010 at 8:43 am


    We have been out of the restoration business for awhile, and can’t give estimates. You can try this http://soda-machines.com/discussions/index.php or check out ebay or Craig’s List to see if there are any machines listed there like yours.

  • 45 Heather // May 1, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    does anyone know where i can get an old pepsi machine restored in oklahoma area?

  • 46 Paul // Jun 9, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    I have an old Dr. Pepper Vendorlator machine.. Cant figure out the age of it.


    These are the manufacturing and serial numbers…Please let me know if you can figure the age by these numbers.


  • 47 vintagevending // Jun 11, 2010 at 2:21 pm


    Do you know the model number?

  • 48 mike murphy // Jun 11, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    I have a vendo vmc 27 that someone has ground down the v on the bottle separators down about 5/8″ so now the gap between the bottle separators and the inside ring is larger so now the original size bottles just fall down on each other and jamming the machine. This must have been done to accomadate a different bottle but I don’t know what bottle. Anybody have any suggestions?

  • 49 Wayne Mills // Jun 12, 2010 at 10:54 am

    I have a VMC 88. It has not been running for about 18 years. I plugged it in and it started running, but I discovered the evaporator fan motor not running. The coil is freezing up. Where can I find an evaporator fan motor for it. The serial number is 4173-B13
    Also, where can I find the stickers to replace on this machine.

  • 50 vintagevending // Jun 14, 2010 at 1:57 pm


    You can find the parts you need at this link: http://www.fun-tronicsllc.com/store.php?crn=326

  • 51 Kim Mains // Sep 8, 2010 at 11:31 am

    I have a Vendolater VFA562 B Canada Dry vending machine and haven’t been able to find any information on it. Do you know anything about it? It needs restoration but it is in the Portland ME area. It’s the upright kind with a vertical row of bottles on the left that are released when you put in the coins. The soda is labelled as being 10 cents each,

  • 52 rose lucas // Sep 26, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    i have a 7up glass bottle with no 4243-3 and 24 5 it has the name u7p on neck and what it is for in back.it also has us.pat off reg. can you help me

  • 53 Eddie // Oct 18, 2010 at 6:28 am

    Hello, I need a key for a Coke model #33. Can you please tell me where I might get one, or if there is another key that might work that I can purchase? Thank you. I am trying to find it for a friend that has the machine.

  • 54 doug // Oct 22, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    I have recovered from a basement of an old building, a vendolator coke machine. A friend thinks it is a 149A? It does look like the picture of a 149A listed above. I would like to confirm what it is and then get it operational. Most of the dates on the inside of the machine say 1954 or 1955. How can I confirm what the machine is?

  • 55 Joshua // Oct 29, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    I have a vendorlator vf117D-sa that I’m in the process of restoring. Do you have any suggestions of where I might be able to find parts for it.

  • 56 jerry // Nov 26, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    i have a coca-cola machine and need help finding the year it was manufactured. it has the (enjoy coca-cola) logo. serial # 243335 — model # css-8-64. it is about 55 in. tall with side glass door .

    thanks for the help, jerry

  • 57 Chris // Jan 5, 2011 at 11:50 am

    I have a Coke Machine unknown year, all I was able to make of it was Model # VF81R-SA, and serial # H648C41D. I was hoping that you can give me some more information about it

  • 58 Shirley // Jan 11, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    I’d like info on a 7-UP Vendorlator, Model VF128, mfg in Kansas City, Missouri. Probably between 1958 and 1988. What would the value be? Looks good. I cannot find one like it on the internet. Not sure yet how well it works.

  • 59 DAN HURST // Jan 24, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    I have a pepsi machine that looks like a model 33 but is only 50″ tall, do you know what model it may be it still works and is in great shape?

  • 60 Ron C. // Jan 25, 2011 at 3:31 am


    I can help you with your Coke machine…contact me at “cokecolaman@comcast.net”

  • 61 barry // Feb 7, 2011 at 12:53 am

    hi please help me i am looking for t handle for Pepsi vendorlator Model:VF90B-D please please e..mail me or call me if you have this part or if you know how can i find this part please 9163379833 thanks behfar9n@gmail.com thanks alot

  • 62 Phil // Feb 14, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Hello, I have a Vendolator 27-A (Full size) Ser # 6925. Is this a rare model, as I don’t see many of them on the web. I am going to restore it soon and need the bottle rack. It looks like most everything else is in tact.. Any info would be great…
    Phil Parshey

  • 63 mindy bass // Feb 17, 2011 at 9:41 am

    I am looking for a crank handle for a vmc 33 if anyone has any idea where i can find this item please let me know.

  • 64 Jeff // Feb 27, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    I have a RC Cola machine that was give to me and I am trying to figure what year it was made. Model # VPA56C-B serial number is 504036322. anyone have any info it would be greatly appreciated.

  • 65 Sylvia // Mar 11, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    looking for information regarding Vendorlator coca cola machine, the one I have looks like the model VMC88 but this one has two doors at the bottom where the bottles comes out. if anyone can ID this vendorlator soda machine please contact me. thank you

  • 66 Leroy // Mar 19, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    I have a Vendorlator Dr Pepper machine, model VF90D-C, Serial #510026047. I cannot seem to locate anything on it. It appears that many owners before me tried to get into it with a variety of keys and screwdrivers. I have a lock opener kit and have had no luck getting it open. If anybody could give me some information on it I would appreciate it.

  • 67 Wayne Mills // Mar 22, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    I would like to convert my VMC 88 to vend 12 oz. beer bottles. It seems that the chutes and venders at the bottom are too wide. What can I do?

  • 68 Ron // Mar 28, 2011 at 7:22 pm


    You can contact me about your machine…I have a VMC 88 and I have it vending bottles. You can reach me at “cokecolaman@comcast.net”

  • 69 john // Apr 12, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    hello , i have a 7 up machine that i inherited, i know nothing about it, other than it works, i have mfrs serial number 01c7030zc
    serial number 0ff083764
    and sales model vfa56fc
    any info on how old this is or history of machine would be great

  • 70 tim clark // Apr 16, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    i have a vendorlater md#VFA 589-B serial#50103191 also have compressor #AEA58=132 4…..the plate on motor reads#VT3TD…lower #65A44223. has a coke visual light on front w/7up panel green. about 52 in tall 23 in wide w/large coke a cola stickers both sides. in good condition no dents but a little weather or patena.

  • 71 phil rowland // Apr 22, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    I have a Vendorlator Model VF117D-SA.
    Can you provide me with any information?
    I’m not sure if I want to sell, or restore it?
    Thank you for any asssitance you can provide.

  • 72 Rick // Apr 23, 2011 at 1:06 am

    I’m looking for information on a mid 60s pepsi machine.
    serial # 16562B56D or 165628560. Not sure if they are numbers or letters. The model #vf56D-SA.
    It’s a multi colored machine with 7 bottle racks.It takes 25 cents for a bottle in nickels. Needs work but would look cool when restored. The bottle caps that showed the drink flavors are from Sun Crest.Thanks for any info.

  • 73 Chris // Apr 26, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    I have a pepsi machine trying to find out info about it. what year where i can get parts at i have searched the internet and the places you listed but cant find it anywhere model #vf81p-sap, if anyone can help please let me know. thank you

  • 74 Tom // Jun 6, 2011 at 1:57 am

    Just purchased a Pepsi vending machine, model VFA56B-A, at a garage sale. The key is missing. Slot number for keyhole is kt801. Any information is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

  • 75 Chris // Jun 15, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    does anyone have any information about a pepsi machine with vf81p-sap. i really need help to find parts . thank you ..

  • 76 Charlie // Jun 18, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    I have a 7up machine Vendorlator model vfa 56f-b. Can’t find info on it anywhere.

  • 77 Art Elizondo // Jun 27, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    I will sell a good cooling VMC 33 6 cent Coke Machine. Original and in excellant condition

  • 78 Christy // Jun 28, 2011 at 9:20 am

    I have a coke machine that I have misplaced the key. the lock is KT 801, I have looked everywhere and cannot find a key. Does anyone know where I can buy a replacement key for this machine? Thanks

  • 79 caleb // Jul 4, 2011 at 9:16 am

    I am looking for the paint code & any information I can find on my pepsi machine.

    Model No. vf81mp
    Serial No. 2481b41a

    Any help?

  • 80 Gina // Aug 7, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    I have a coca cola machine VMC A340,60 cycle, the changer in it is a 516075. I need help with what I have. I want to sell it. Please reply with help. Thank You

  • 81 kevin // Aug 20, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    I have a coca cola machine 27A model. I would like more information on it/average prices for them. Thank you

  • 82 Travis // Aug 21, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    I have a 1943 VMC A-149. I have searched and searched for information online about the value of this machine with no luck. I did see that this particular machine is considered an urban legend. Any help with what its worth would be much appreciated. my contact info.


  • 83 Kelly // Sep 3, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    I need a key for a VMC 33. If anyone has any information on where I could buy one or has one they would be willing to make a copy of, I would greatly appreciate it.

  • 84 Bob // Sep 10, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    I recently purchased a Vendorlator Pepsi Machine. It says Model No. 01C-7030-BC. I am trying to find out what year this machine may be. It is Blue in color and on the sides it is red, white, and blue. I am also trying to find out who may have parts for sale for this machine. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You

  • 85 Judy // Sep 14, 2011 at 11:55 am

    I have a VMC.33, serial #33-34930. I live in Seattle, WA and would like to know if you know anyone who can tell me what I need to do to get the machine in running order again. It’s a 10 cent machine. Thank you.

  • 86 Judy // Sep 17, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    I have a VMC.33, serial #33-34930. I live in Seattle, WA and would like to know if you know anyone who can tell me what I need to do to get the machine in running order again. It’s a 10 cent machine. Thank you. The motors runs when plugged in, but I don’t know if it will get cold enough for sodas. Also have money stuck in the change dispenser. Thanks for any help you can give me.

    Judy Kewley

  • 87 Kara // Sep 19, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    I have someone trying to sell me a Coke VMC 33, 1950. It has a water fountain and a bottle rack for 20 bottle. I have know idea what something like this is worth. I would appreciate any help. Thank you


  • 88 Marie // Sep 24, 2011 at 9:26 am

    I have a soda machine with the numbers G-16096. It is a small chest type. Not coin operated. The motor still works good. It is red but may have been painted that way. No decals or brand name so I”m stuck on what it may have been. Its been in my garage for 25 years and would like to restore it. I do not want to make it a coke machine if it wasn’t orginally. It is really in excellent shape, just needs to be painted the proper color with the right decals. Any answers?

  • 89 Sean // Sep 26, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    I have a VMC-33 from the 1950’s Serial # 33-25650. No key, and is ready for someone to restore it. If interested email me and make an offer I can send pics. Located I’n northern California East bay area.

  • 90 Sean // Sep 26, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    I have a VMC-33 from the 1950’s Serial # 33-25650. No key, and is ready for someone to restore it. If interested email me and make an offer I can send pics. Located I’n northern California East bay. Sclark21@gmail.com

  • 91 dale // Oct 1, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    I just bought a coke vendolator vf56pb-k model i think they call them the challanger model. No key and locked need key #LL72 also place for parts to restore for my father thanks ddesherlia@hotmail.com

  • 92 Roberto Macdonald // Oct 15, 2011 at 4:37 am

    Interested to buy a VMC 27/33
    for my automated vending store


  • 93 Kent // Nov 1, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    I own a PEPSI Vendolator,Model VMC-SA144. Can someone direct me to a website where I can read more about the machine. It appears to be complete with all of the working parts including a wire basket that hangs on the side for used bottles. Thanks. Reach me at hkPharaoh@msn.com

  • 94 Brian // Dec 1, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    I have a Vernors machine model VF A 56 ZA.
    Its in very good condition and runs perfect.
    Has a couple scratches on it.
    Want to sell it.
    Reach me at qmr@charter.net

  • 95 Matt Duran // Dec 3, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I have a VMC 149A (automatic) that is too nice to restore. I have had it for over 25 years. It works perfectly and I would like to sell it. Does anyone know anything about it? I have heard that the 149 automatic is rare? I haven’t been able to locate any on ebay or craigslist in the last 3 years so I’m not sure what it is worth. Any help would be appreciated.

  • 96 Matt Duran // Dec 3, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    I have the VMC 149 A for sale in Seattle, WA

    I can be reached at mlduran101@gmail.com

  • 97 John Broome // Dec 28, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    I have a VMC 33 Coke machine I would like to sell; serial #: 25927; 1/8 hp. motor; split door with key. I acquired this machine when I worked for the Coca cola company in 1969. Non-restored in excellent condition. (5 cent/10 cent changer). This machine runs and cools good.

  • 98 Duane Morris // Dec 29, 2011 at 10:07 am

    I have a VF 165 everything works except the sodas are warm. This machine sat for about 10 years before I put it back into service. I have had back in service for about a month, it was runnig great until about a week ago. It starting running warm since. I have cleaned the condenser and removed all of the dust and dirt in that area. I have turned the machine off and attempted to restart and still it is not cooling the sodas. Can you help me with my next move? Thank you

  • 99 John Broome // Dec 30, 2011 at 8:49 am

    I have a vendorlator VMC 33 coke machine I would like to sell. Serial # 25927; 1/8 hp motor; split door with key. I have owned it since 1969 when I worked for the Coca Cola Company. It is in excellent condition and it runs and cools good. The changer can vend for 5 cent; 10 cent or free vend. I live in eastern North Carolina. I can be reached at jdbroome@gmail.com.

  • 100 Cole // Jan 3, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    I have a vendorlator pepsi reach in fridge model number vfd1a serial number 1092b81. It says be sociable have a pepsi on the side. What can u tell me about it

  • 101 chris // Jan 31, 2012 at 10:22 am

    I have a vintage coke machine (model # VFA56CC) with a missing key. The circular lock doesn’t have a code under it like I was told it should. Does anyone know how to get a replacement key? Also, I can find no information about the model # of my machine, only the VF56CC. Thanks

  • 102 mitchell // Feb 5, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    I own a 1955 pepsi vendolator vmc-sa144. It is in pretty good shape but needs some restoration. Does anyone now what this machine may be worth as is? I have alot of pictures. Just need an idea if it is worth restoring completely.

  • 103 noel briggs // Feb 6, 2012 at 12:59 am

    I have model# vmc44,serial#44-2229a31,would like information on parts available for this unit,also need a key for the front panel

  • 104 Jeffrey Gray // Feb 9, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    I have a Vendo/vendorlator, Model# VF128 serial # 30k504772, MFR# 01c180zc. This machine was brought into the HVAC trade school I am attending. The refrigeration is working fine. but the coin mechicnism and soda delivery system are not. I was wondering if you know where I could optain a copy of the schematic for this machine. We are working on it as a class project and trying to trouble shoot it ourselves, but a road map would be helpful. Thanks for any help you can lend.

  • 105 vintagevending // Feb 14, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Hi Jeffrey,
    Not a model that we were familiar with. You could try http://www.fun-tronicsllc.com or http://www.colamachines.com

  • 106 Richard Sawyer // Feb 24, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    I have a VMC-33 machine with 5-cent marking on it versus the later 10-cent. What size bottles does it vend and where can I find the fresh product in the Northern Utah area?

  • 107 Ryan // Feb 28, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    I have a pepsi machine that I am looking for parts to fix it. It is model #VF56PB-K. How can I get some parts or a parts listing for this?

  • 108 Dave // Mar 12, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    I have a Barqs VENDORLATOR Model No. VF8TRSA with embosed lettering. The machine is currently a faded blue in color. I would like to know what color it was originally and what color was the lettering. It looks like it had a white base coat. It is all there and has worked well for me for the past few years on my back porch so I would like to reward it with a new coat of paint. Thank You for Your help.

  • 109 Jessica // Mar 15, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    My dad has a two pepsi machine Model # VF90BC and VFA55BB. I would like some more info please.

  • 110 Mark // Mar 19, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    I have a Vendorator model VF 198 and need a parts catalog for it. Does anyone know where I can find one for reference? The manufactures number is: 01c1980ba. I assume this is a 1980 model and is set up as can or bottle with the Pepsi front logos. I need the brackets that hold the small lights that light up the buttons.

  • 111 Ice // Mar 20, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Vendorlator MFG. Co, Model# VF81P-SAP (Pepsi Machine)

    I have looked a lot of places, including all the parts websites that are listed here. Can anyone help a brother out on information on this machine, manual, parts, etc?

    I also have…
    La Crosse Cooler Co. – Model # L 56 SMP (Pepsi Machine)
    Same story on this one too. I would love any and all help anyone can provide

  • 112 mark // Mar 22, 2012 at 11:19 am

    I have a cornelius 28-4669 premix dispenser, was able to get a manual by contacting Cornelius. They were very pleasant to speak with and emailed me a scanned copy of the manual the next day.

  • 113 pat // Mar 25, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    am looking for the value of an RC vending machine
    soda would sell for 10 cents and 5 cent deposit
    required does any one know a source:?

  • 114 CJ // Apr 2, 2012 at 11:09 am

    I have a Vendorlator VMC144SA with “Drink Coca~Cola” across the top being embossed. (3 beverage choices, automatic) It is complete with coin box and the refrigeration works great. I really would like to know the value of what I have.
    Email cstamper91@hotmail.com

  • 115 KEVIN VANCE // Apr 3, 2012 at 3:22 pm


  • 116 Tracy // Apr 29, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    I just purchased a VMC-340A. Do not know much about it. It came with manual. Working good except coin mech, easy fix. I would like to know year built? How come mine has a red top and and the pics I have see some are red and some are white with more chrome?

  • 117 mike // May 1, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    I’m looking at purchasing a Vendorlator Model no. Vf90b-b. I’m told everything works, but the refrigerant needs to be recharged. Is this something i can do myself or do i have to hire it out? Also how much would this cost?

  • 118 Brian // Jul 1, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    I have a Vendorlator VF81MP seriel # 2122B41A, I need as much info as I can get and a Key. Help please!

  • 119 vintagevending // Jul 2, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Brian, You could try http://fun-tronicsllc.com/ for the info you need. Also, http://www.soda-machines.com/ has a classified area on its site where you can post a request to reach more people that may be ale to help you. Good luck with your machine!

  • 120 chris // Jul 5, 2012 at 3:03 am

    Hi, I have a Vendorlator Dr. Pepper machine that I can’t identify. It appears to be from the 60’s, but the I.d. tag is paper and all worn off. Its 78″ tall x 31″ wide x 22.5″ deep , and has 14 bottle holes going down the left side. The paint is soft green and white. I bought a parts manual for ‘61-’62 , and the closest thing I could find was a mod # VF126 , but the dimensions are off on the width and depth. Can you help a brother out, or point me in the right direction please.
    Thank you,
    Chris Buchanan

  • 121 Louis // Jul 6, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    I have a Coca-Cola Coke Vendorlator Dual VMC 27A Vending Machine and looking to restore it. It is suppose to run but not sure. Do have a ball park estimate to restore or a way to send pic’s?

  • 122 Robert Peters // Jul 31, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    I have a Vendorlator Mod. 27, serial number 25900 made in 1957. It is a small machine that sits on it’s own stand. I need a compressor and would also like to know the value of the machine.
    Can you help? Thank you.

  • 123 Sherri // Aug 10, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    I have a Vendorlator Model VF56B-J and know absolutely NOTHING about it except I think it is pretty. Any additional information would be great.

  • 124 Gav // Sep 17, 2012 at 12:40 am

    Hi, I’ve got a vintage 1950’s , I believe, Coca Cola portable cooler with the tray in the top that belonged to my wife’s late father and am looking for someone who can restore it in the Oklahoma City area. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

  • 125 Warren // Nov 23, 2012 at 7:06 am

    Would you have advice for finding any information to include a service manual on a Vendorlator VF77F-A? I have not been able to locate much on the web.

  • 126 Barry // Nov 27, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    I have a Vendorlator MFG Pepsi Machine and lost the key while moving. The key number is KT801 and I have not been able to find one anywhere. Does anyone know how to get a key for this machine or do I have to have it drilled out and replaced?

    Any help on this issue would be greatly appreciated, Thank you.

  • 127 Megan // Dec 31, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    I have a Vendorlator Pepsi machine that my job aquired from someone’s house. We are trying to get it to work, but when we put money in it won’t dispense a soda. I cannot find any model number anywhere on it, so I am having a hard time figuring out which manual to purchase. Is there a website that would show pictures so I can compare? I have checked out funtronics alaready and haven’t had any luck there….

  • 128 vintagevending // Jan 2, 2013 at 9:03 am

    A good website for identifying soda machines is soda-machines.com. There they show pictures and give facts like years manufactured and features. I hope this helps you to identify with Vendorlator you have.

  • 129 Doug S. // Jan 10, 2013 at 12:52 am

    I have a Vendorlator 56 . Model# vfa 56 b-a . Can you please tell me the year it was made .
    The web is not much help .

    Thanks ,

  • 130 vintagevending // Jan 11, 2013 at 8:55 am

    I believe what you have may be a Vendo 56. These were manufactured between 1958 and 1959. You can verify whether or not this is the model of your machine here:
    I hope this helps you more closely identify which soda machine you own. And enjoy—it’s a real beauty!

  • 131 Jeff // Jan 13, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Doug/Vintage – doesn’t the VFA indicate that it’s a Vendorlator (not an original Vendo) and squaretop? If so, can’t be a 58 or 59? Doug, is your machine round cornered or square?

  • 132 JOAN // Jan 30, 2013 at 3:17 pm



  • 133 vintagevending // Feb 4, 2013 at 9:31 am

    This site may be helpful in identifying your machine:
    This website provides photos and additional information for many machines. I hope this helps!

  • 134 Tim grauer // Feb 12, 2013 at 10:42 am

    I have a Ventolator model vfa56BC serial # 9rf081974 lock # KC1286 no you know where I can get a replacement key

  • 135 Richard // Mar 19, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Hello, I just bought a working Vendo H56A Coke Machine. Its all original working and rust free. Searching the Web I see that they were made between 1957 and 1959 depending on who’s web sight you look at. OK so here is my question, How do I Date Code my machine? Although its a Vendo, it was made shortly after Vendo and Vendorlator merged, and it has a Decal below the Vendo Tag on it saying made for Vendor by Vendorlator. Serial # 2116A56 would mean it was made in 1952 (2) in the 11th month which is wrong for a 56, anybody know how to date code a 56? made by Vendorlator?

  • 136 Ed Stevens // Mar 28, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    I have a VMC 149-A, serial # A-149-OA739. It is not restored but in perfect working condition. Gets very cold, in great shape inside and out! Need some idea of the value. Thanks ! Ed S.

  • 137 vintagevending // Mar 29, 2013 at 8:12 am

    We do not do appraisals or give value estimations of machines. To get an idea what yours is worth, it may help to scan online auction sites or talk with other collectors either in our forum or at flea markets or meets.

  • 138 Amy // May 23, 2013 at 12:20 am

    I bought a Dr. Pepper Vendorlator, but I’m not sure how to tell what model or year it is. Model number is 01C-7030-ZC. Runs, is super cold, but I have NO idea what size bottles I can use or really anything else about it (other than I thought it was cool, always wanted one, and figured it would vend any ‘ol bottle. Um, not so much…) It will unlatch to vend and everything seems to work…just need to know what to put in it so it will vend! Thanks!

  • 139 vintagevending // May 23, 2013 at 8:25 am

    We can’t tell what you have based on the model number. There is a website designed to help people identify soda machines with pictures and additional info. Try soda-machines.com under “Vendorlator” to see which machine you have. Once you know what you’ve got, you will be able to determine whether or not your machine can accommodate modern-day soda bottles. A lot of the old machines cannot, but we hope you can find a bottle that works with yours. Good luck and enjoy your new machine.

  • 140 Trudi Patrick // Aug 3, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    I am looking for a replacement key for a VMC-44 serial number 44-7858 A31

  • 141 Gary burkhart // Feb 9, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    I hav a Vmc bigger series machine missing front cover and crank need help figuring what all is missing and would love to use this in my house my number is 509 570 2967

  • 142 Robert Miller // May 18, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Hi Vintage Vending,
    I have just purchased a Pepsi Model VF 117 B-J and cannot find very much on it. Main things are the year it was made and the specs on it. Could you please help me out?

  • 143 Mike // Jun 6, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    I just picked up a VF90B-A s# 2807B90 & can not seam to find a photo of or info about. What year is my main question & bast place for parts. THANKS from Georgetown, KY

  • 144 johnf // Jul 15, 2018 at 8:48 am

    I’m looking for the front panel with logo to a pepsi machine vf56b-g model due have one or know where i can get one ???

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