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The Westinghouse WD-12 Soda Machine

March 23rd, 2009 · 33 Comments

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WD-12 Coca-Cola Vending Cooler

The Westinghouse WD-12 Soda Machine is a dry cooler, meaning it cools without the use of water. It is very similar to the Westinghouse WE-6 except that machine is a wet box, and because of that, held fewer bottles. Also the WD-12 has the addition of stainless steel details. This Coca-Cola soda cooler has a stainless lid and trim and could hold 140 bottles. The two lids are hinged in the middle so a soda can be removed from either side. The WD-12 was manufactured from the mid-1940s to early 1950s. Pictured here is a machine we restored.

Westinghouse WD-12 Machine Lid

Side View Westinghouse WD-12

Close-up WD-12 Coca-Cola Cooler

Rear View WD-12 Coke Machine

Dimensions: 28 1/2”D x 45 1/8”W x 36 1/4”H
Weight: 255 lbs.

Manufactured by:
Westinghouse Electric Corp.
Monroeville, PA

View the video of this Coca-Cola Westinghouse WD-12 Soda Cooler

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: Blogs with Videos · Coca-Cola · Soda Coolers · Uncategorized

33 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Floyd // Apr 22, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Mine is a litle different than this has a cap catcher on the outside Need To Sell it.

  • 2 Jen // Jul 18, 2009 at 1:27 am

    I have an old advertising demo coca cola refrigerator circa 1930 to 1940. It has coils, plugs in and still works. Size is roughly 4′ high by 36″ wide has a rounded top. Coca Cola emblem on the front. We inherited it from a coca cola salesmen years ago. Any idea of the value?

    Thank you

  • 3 vintagevending // Jul 20, 2009 at 9:24 am


    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. If anyone can help with a value of this item please comment.

  • 4 Ruthie // Aug 19, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Any idea of actual value for this model? Where to find verification of value?

  • 5 vintagevending // Aug 24, 2009 at 9:13 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. You can also contact fun-tronicsllc.com (217) 857-1759 for more specific information on Westinghouse machines.

  • 6 Matt Zeuschner // Sep 13, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    I have the exact same model , well it looks identical so i am assuming its near the same model number and stuff. And i would like to restore it the right way with out comprimising value and collectibility. I would like to know where to get stuff and the proper does and do not’s of the process. Any info is greatly appriciated.

  • 7 Ben // Dec 11, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    I have a WD-12 that I just purchased that is in good shape. It needs a gasket for the lid but other than that it looks great. Anyone looking to buy one?

  • 8 dan magane // Feb 25, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    Hi I’m restoring the same chest,do you know where i can purchase in new stainless steel top the top i have is in really rough shape. Thanks Dan

  • 9 vintagevending // Feb 26, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Hi Dan,

    Try sodajerkworks.com they carry lids for different types of machines.

  • 10 Bubby // Mar 15, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    I have one just like this one, would you like to buy it?

  • 11 M. Clampitt // Mar 25, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    I have a one with working compressor and new seals exactly like this near Annapolis Maryland. Want to sell.

  • 12 Kent Berryman // Apr 14, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    I recently sold a WD12 to someone who is wanting to put use it in a train as an ice chest. However, it does not fit through the doors of the train car. Is there a way to take the cooler apart without damaging it too badly? They are not going to use the refrigeration part so I don’t think it will matter if that gets torn up in the process. Please help.

  • 13 vintagevending // Apr 16, 2010 at 8:28 am


    The WD-12 has a very sturdy body, it is a welded unit, so unfortunately we have no advice for you. Perhaps there is a way to make the opening on the train larger by removing a door? Good luck.

  • 14 Andrew Gouge // Nov 9, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Hello. Can you give me a ball park price on a working, all original, nice shape, WD 12 Coca Cola chest? Thanks,


  • 15 Keith Sloan // Mar 9, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    I’ve got a WD 12 I’m restoring. Thinking about using foam to replace the fiberglass insulation. Whats your thoughts? Thanks Keith

  • 16 Ralph Ewin // Jul 25, 2011 at 11:03 am

    I am needing a thermostat for a WD12. Any ideas? Thanks

  • 17 David // Aug 3, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    My brother has a WH12P. Can you tell me anything about this model? Is the “WH” a model you know of? Does the “P” stand for painted? Thank you for any info.

  • 18 jack // Sep 9, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    i have a coke cooler, westinghouse wd 12
    For Sale.

  • 19 michael // Nov 10, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    I have a westinghouse we-6 wet cooler in very good shape I was wondering if any one could tell me its value?

  • 20 rich // Feb 1, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    I am looking for a westinghouse WD12 vintage coca cola machine Lid

  • 21 Brandon // Mar 30, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    I have a wh12 model and was wondering did the wd12/wh12 models come with any rack system to hold the bottles up from falling over? Mine has nothing but just a couple dividers in the bottom. Also should the drain plug in the pan of the machine have a small tapered hole in the bottom or is mine just wore out and should be closed? Thanks

  • 22 Ryan // Apr 29, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Anyone got one for sale, please send me pics and asking price, etc.


  • 23 mike hanlon // Jun 26, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    hi, i have a mexican in spanish wd12. pretty cool. i need the lid gaskets. please if you would let me know where i can get them. I love this thing.

  • 24 Troy // Jul 19, 2012 at 6:42 am

    Can you help me find info on a Westinghouse Coke machine Model# WB78-6E-20, Serial# 30A07714. Looking for date of manufacture and service tips or parts locator. Thanks!

  • 25 Chris // Jul 24, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Iam looking for a wd12.

  • 26 Grego // Aug 26, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    I bought a 1941 Westing House M-E Cooler which still has the serial # plate on it. I would like to track down the original first owner? Is there any way of locating the sales record for this machine? Any help would be greatly appreaciated!

  • 27 Trey // Oct 26, 2012 at 6:37 am

    Wd12 for sale. Fully functional, good condition. $1400 firm. 704eightsixzero9475

    Near Charlotte nc


  • 28 Alison // Jun 29, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    I am looking for a vintage or vintage-style Coca Cola cooler for our boat. Nothing too big. Nothing that will break the bank. Holds two dozen drinks would be good. Thanks for your help.

  • 29 Patricia // Jul 26, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    I have a WH-22T chest 4 lid cooler I would like to sell 1,800 OBO- working great and in good shape

  • 30 Greg johnson // Feb 14, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Looking for a replacement refrigeration options for a wd12? Any ideas?

  • 31 Greg johnson // Mar 30, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    Anyone know a good way to remove the black tar that was in between the WD 12 and inner shell? It was used as sealer I guess.

  • 32 Tom McDonald // Jul 17, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    what is the btu rating for my wh12 chest type Westinghouse coke machine?

  • 33 Greg // Sep 11, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    I’m looking for the plastic lid liners for the top covers for a Westinghouse Model WD 10?
    Thanks in advance for your help.

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