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The Westinghouse WC-42T Soda Machine

March 24th, 2009 · 26 Comments

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WC-42T Coca-Cola Vendor

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.

WC-42T Mailer with Specs

Westinghouse 42 Mailer

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.

Westinghouse 42 White Top

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.

Retail Pricetag Westinghouse 42

Tags: Antique Advertising · Coca Cola Vending Machine · Soda Vending Machines · Uncategorized

26 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Seth Mcmullan // Jun 25, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Can you tell me the range of what they sell for?
    plz. thnk you in advance.

  • 2 vintagevending // Jun 26, 2009 at 9:02 am

    Seth,

    We aren’t able to give estimates on the value of an item. If you keep an eye on Ebay or Craig’s List, your item is sure to be listed at some point. That may give you a rough idea of it’s value but keep in mind prices vary greatly depending on condition. You can also contact fun-tronicsllc.com (217) 857-1759 for more specific information on machines.
    If anyone can help with a value of this item please comment.

  • 3 Vince // Sep 15, 2009 at 12:48 am

    Hello,

    I just wanted to add a correction to your information on the 42T. You state that the later version with the white top is not embossed but I have a white top unit and both the side and front are embossed. Perhaps mine was a transition piece. It is original and has never been painted.

    Thanks…V

  • 4 Fernando // Oct 16, 2009 at 6:12 am

    hi i have one of this in very good conditions i need some parts can you tell me were i can find the parts please?

  • 5 vintagevending // Oct 16, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Fernando,

    fun-tronicsllc.com sells many parts for your machine.

  • 6 Tom // Jun 6, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    I have a Westinghouse WE-6. Do you have any parts for this machine, or do you have someone I could contact? Thanks.

  • 7 vintagevending // Jun 7, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Tom,

    We don’t have any parts for this machine, but you could post what you need at this forum:
    http://www.colamachines.com/forums/

  • 8 Donna // Sep 14, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    I have one of these and i do not have the motor for it were could i get it

  • 9 David // Aug 31, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    I am trying to get some information on a westinghouse model-wf coca cola machine. When was it manufactured, how much its worth, and how many were built?

  • 10 mike // Sep 23, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Need parts for a WE-6. Any help is appreciated

  • 11 Steve B // Jan 29, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    I have an all original WC-42T, looks in decent shape, needs restoration. looking to sell. Anyone interested?

  • 12 dominick // May 4, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    interested in an unrestored 42t with door and side embossing if reasonable–i am located in hewlett ny 11557 5 miles from jfk airport if that helps

  • 13 Tim // Jul 28, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    I am looking for a 42T, with a white top,
    preferably unrestored. We had one for decades at
    the family summer home. It took me a long time to
    figure out what make and model it was. Email if you are selling or know someone selling.
    Thank you,
    Tim

  • 14 Blake // Jul 31, 2012 at 3:43 am

    I am selling a westinghouse 42t coke machine red and white unrestored but in excellent condition. Still gets cold. Text 214-694-144 eight or email blakebrewer@mail.com. Located in Dallas.
    Text or email for pictures. Can have it restored for you for more, can potentially ship it or bring it to you.

  • 15 Renato // Aug 10, 2012 at 9:40 am

    I have an all original WC-42T, looks in good shape, more info renato_broomer@hotmail.com

  • 16 Jerry // Sep 6, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    I have WC-42T 2-tone paint scheme, all original, fully functional. Asking 1200.00 or best offer.

  • 17 patricia // Sep 12, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    we found an old coke machine in a field.
    I can’t find any info on it. top third is painted white, rest is red; has a yellow VMC sticker on front; says “Here’s a Coke for You” on top front;
    dispenser opening is right under “for You”; also has : 10 cent deposit, does not make change” painted on left side of dispenser opening
    does anyone know where I can find info?

  • 18 vintagevending // Sep 13, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Patricia,
    I’m not exactly sure which VMC model you have without seeing it. You may have better luck identifying it by looking at this site: http://www.soda-machines.com which has photos of many old soda machines. VMC is the abbreviation for the Vendorlator Manufacturing Company. Based on the “Here’s a Coke for You” slogan, your machine is probably from the 1950s. Good luck in your search!

  • 19 Kristen // Oct 1, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Looking for a compressor for WC 42T. Or, if I can’t find one, I might part out the machine if anyone is interested.

    Thanks. purplemurfy@yahoo.com

  • 20 robert // Nov 29, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    I am in need of some parts for my wet cooler. The unit is a we-6. I need the coil cover and the bearing support also.

  • 21 harold mcclung // May 26, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    i have a wc-42t and fullly restored interior. solid red,original paint. has 6 cent price on front. whats the going price?

  • 22 Mary // Jul 19, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    I am looking for a rack for a WC-42T early 50’s coke machine if anyone could tell me where I might find one.
    Thank you
    mwilliford_1@yahoo.com

  • 23 David Kozlowski // Oct 27, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    I have a Westinghouse Coca-Cola machine from the 1950’s, model WC-42-T, all original, and in good to great shape, and it still works. Needs some TLC.make me an offer

  • 24 Neil W. Bowers // Nov 17, 2013 at 9:52 am

    I am looking for the drain line for the WE-6 model. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • 25 Charles Derrick // Nov 28, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Does anyone have a wiring diagram for the WC-42-T they’d be willing to share a copy of? It would be very much appreciated.

  • 26 Garrett B // Dec 26, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    I have an all original 42T white top and embossed lettering ready to sell heres a link to it http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/atq/4260175322.html

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