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Vendo Spin Top Junior Soda Vending Machine

October 2nd, 2009 · 25 Comments

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Spin Top Soda Vendor

This is a Vendo Model 123, or Junior. The cabinets were manufactured by Westinghouse and purchased by Vendo, who added the coin-operated top. They are referred to as “spin top” vendors because of how the coin-operated top vends. After the coin is inserted, the top is turned to access the next available bottle of Coca-Cola. This machine can vend 23 bottles and precool 9. They were produced from the late 1930s into the early 1940s. The earlier coolers were ice cooled, but later versions were refrigerated with electricity.

Vendo Coin-Operated Top

Coca-Cola Chest Coolers

The brochure illustrates the other spin top models available in the Vendo series. They range in size from the 23-bottle Junior to a 59-bottle Master.

Dimensions: 42 5/8”H x 28”W x 17 1/8”D

Manufactured by:

The Vendo Company
Kansas City, Missouri

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: Antique Advertising · Coca Cola Vending Machine · Soda Vending Machines · Vendo

25 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jeff gold // Nov 22, 2009 at 9:19 am

    I have a MODEL# A23B5K.I’m looking for any information you can give me,Thanks

  • 2 Joe Tocco // Jan 6, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Can you tell me what year my machines are from model and serial numbers.
    First one : Vendo Model H90A
    Serial 10115838

    Second one: Vendo Model XF 39D
    Serial XF 601 74240

    Thank you, Joe Tocco

  • 3 vintagevending // Jan 8, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Joe,

    We aren’t able to determine the year by this information, but if you send a picture to us, we might be able to give you an estimate.
    questions@vintagevending.com

  • 4 Greg // Aug 12, 2010 at 9:35 am

    i have this machine but it has a water fountain coming off of its side opposite the coin mech. so if someone didnt have the nickel they could have free water do you know how much it is worth or where i can have it restored near johnstown pa it’s in decent shape know

  • 5 David Dietz // Sep 17, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    My wife & I have one of these Vendo Model 123. It is in very good shape, everything works, this is the Refrigerated model, would take very little to restore, Does not leak. Just some small rust on the top. We are thinking of selling it and would like to know what to expect for a fair price. Dave

  • 6 Jimmy // Sep 30, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Found one like yours on ebay a few weeks ago
    they were asking $550 but was a little rough
    shape.When you get a price I might be interested
    in buying it.
    Thanks, Jimmy Hobbs

  • 7 Jim // Oct 7, 2010 at 2:04 am

    I have what seems to be the 123 junior. It’s missing the coin mech and bottle cap basket. All is original, compressor works, paint is faded but very legible. What are these worth fully restored? Thanks
    Jim

  • 8 Randy // Oct 30, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    does anybody have the basket for the vendo 123 jr? or at least the dimensions so i can get it made

  • 9 linda koss // Feb 20, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    i am looking for one of these to buy.does anyone have one for sale?
    linda

  • 10 CURTIS WALKER // May 4, 2011 at 9:18 am

    DOES THE VENDO 159 WEIGH ONLY 77LBS ? MINE FEEL’S A LOT HEAVIER WITHOUT ANYTHING IN IT. THANKS

  • 11 Ron // May 28, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    I’m looking for more stuff on the 123 Jr., parts , repair book, where in Washington to get them fixed, are they better to paint them or not?

  • 12 Lori // Jun 14, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    We too have the drinking fountain mounted to the side. The faucet is not complete since the button or lever is missing. Does anyone know what this part is or where we can find something compatable.

  • 13 Gary // Jul 22, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Anyone have a Vendo 159 master with compressor – any shape – working or not? Looking for a 159 master manufactured in 1940. Will be exceptionally special with compressor of that year.

  • 14 Gary // Jul 22, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Would also very much appreciate a photograph if you have one. Thank you.

  • 15 joey moravik // Aug 28, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    i have a vendo h90a 10 hole.what would it be worth?call on offer 864-201-0948 in SC

  • 16 Mike // Sep 29, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Hi, I have a Coca Cola Junior Model 123. It’s all original but it’s missing the side drinking fountain. Does any body have access to one or know where I can buy one. I’m going to restore it as soon as I can find the fountain side piece. Please let me know. 775-750-2400

  • 17 Natalie // Nov 13, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    We have a Vendo 123 – Can’t find a model # – Found this inside though – W-RSIS. Pretty good condition, needs restoration though. Anyone interested? Email me – Nicolecri@aol.com

  • 18 jeff zimmerman // Feb 1, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Hi! I am looking for the porcelain drinking foutain mounted on the side of a vendo 123 jr.
    I have everything but the porcelain part of the sink. My son ran his 49 chevy pickup into the machine and broke the dang thing. We are speaking again. “the big dummy”

  • 19 Jim // Jan 3, 2013 at 4:44 am

    OMG , what a stunning beauty

  • 20 Robbie // May 30, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    My wife’s grandfather just recently died and left us his Vendo Spin Top Junior Soda Vending Machine. Only missing the basket but it works. Just wondering the best way to sell it.

  • 21 Joe // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    Ref Vendo 123 “Junior”, pre wwII, I too am looking for the basket to finish my machine. I was told by Fun-Tronics that they will be reproducing the basket this fall or winter. Probably be about 400 dollars.

  • 22 Jeremy // Aug 16, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Anyone know the estimated value of a 1938 Vendo junior model: 123. Compressor works, in decent shape?

  • 23 Jimmy Stinson // Nov 17, 2013 at 7:38 am

    Need the tops and spin top with lid for The Master with porcelain water fountain or someone who can fabricate.

  • 24 Matthew // May 21, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Hi all. Does anyone know a link so I can get the PDF file for a vendo 123 spin top service manual or even owners manual. Thanks.

  • 25 Matthew // May 30, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Hi Guys, also for my Vendo 123 junior, does anyone have the dimensions for the inner basket that hung from the inside that held the 23 bottles, mine is missing of course. This is the square looking one, not the round one. I have looked online for hours and can’t find them. Have heard that people are making them out of Plexi glass, so this is what I would like to do. Have also read of someone that has made one that is adjustable for different sized bottles, even better. But both of the above had no contacts or links. Thanks in advance for any help.

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