Pictured here is an assortment of vintage sales and promotional literature for different models of the Westinghouse WC-42T. There are also two mailers die cut to resemble the shape of the machines.
Today the WC-42T soda vending machine is the most commonly found and popular of the Westinghouse upright machines. Although it is the smallest of the Westinghouse upright vendors, it is heavy for its size. The WC-42Ts were manufactured from the early to mid-1950s. The earlier models were painted solid red and had “Ice Cold” embossed on the door and “Here’s a Coke For You” embossed on the sides. We believe this is the only upright soda vending machine to have had this side embossing.
Beginning in 1956 when Coca-Cola changed its paint schemes, the new 42s were painted in a two-tone scheme. The body of the machine was red with a white top. In addition, the door embossing was eliminated and the Coke slogan on the side was no longer embossed but painted.
All models of the 42 have the distinctive Westinghouse “ribs”, or horizontal embossing added purely for aesthetic purposes. The WC-42T vends 42 bottles and has space to pre-cool 10. It is a single selection machine that was designed to vend 6 ½ ounce bottles of Coca-Cola. We have never restored one.