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Vendo Vending Machines Company History

July 8th, 2008 · 90 Comments

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Vendo Redtop Vendor

The Vendo Company History

The Vendo Company is known worldwide as having been a leader in the manufacture of vending machines for more than 50 years. Vendo was founded as a small company in 1937 in Kansas City, Missouri as a manufacturer of bottled soft drink vending machines. Prior to this, early vendors had not been coin operated machines, but rather self-serve coolers packed with ice. This system relied on the customers’ honesty.

The first coin-operated vending machines appeared in the early 1880’s. They were first used to dispense postcards and books. These early models did not work well, often jamming. They also did not have the necessary safeguards and could not distinguish between a coin and a slug.

Vendo Show Room

In the late 1930’s, two brothers named Elmer and John Pierson saw a need for improvement to the earlier designs and took out a patent for a vending lid that could be added to existing coolers. This lid called “The Red Top”, was simple, reliable and inexpensive. The lid was locked on top of the cooler and could be opened after a coin was inserted. The lid rotated to the next available bottle, eliminating the need to dig through the ice. At first the lids were added to Frigidaire and Westinghouse coolers that were already in use. Vendo then began buying coolers from Westinghouse and outfitting them with The Red Top and selling the resulting vending machines under the Vendo name. Early examples of this were the Vendo Junior and the Vendo Master (both from the late 30’s to early 40’s). In the 40’s, a compressor was added to soft drink bottle coolers, eliminating the need for ice altogether.

Vendo Factory Gate

Red Top lids went to war during WWII, after the US War Department declared that soft drinks were necessary to the morale of military personnel. 5,000 Red Tops were made to be placed in military training camps and wartime factories. Vendo also manufactured radar detection systems which aided in the war effort. After the war, Vendo went back to designing soda vending machines, and produced the V-83 in 1946. The V-83 was Vendo’s first mass-produced upright coin-operated machine. A nickel was inserted, and then you simply had to lift the small door to get your bottle of Coke. This model’s great success was followed in 1949 by another highly successful vendor—the V-39.

Vendo Factory Buildings

In the 1950’s Vendo diversified its product line and produced machines that could vend other items like hot food, ice cream and milk. They also experimented with fully automated restaurants, convenience stores and drive-ins that were served only by vending machines. Vendo merged with its competitor, Vendorlator in 1956. They had, like Vendo, been founded in 1937. But where Vendo worked mainly with Coca-Cola, Vendorlator had been working with both Pepsi-Cola and Royal Crown. The merger of these two companies made Vendo the primary supplier to the soft drink market. Vendo also went public in 1956 and their stock began trading on the New York Stock Exchange in 1961 and continued to for the next 20 years. Vendo also expanded internationally, working with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Japan starting in 1962, where they manufactured Vendo beverage coolers. They also licensed operations in England and Mexico. In 1964 they opened new facilities and contracted out to Belgium, Australia, Italy, Germany, France and Canada. The 60’s also brought Vendo’s introduction of the canned soft drink dispensers.

Vendo Coca-Cola Soda Machines Assembly Line

In the 1970’s, due to the energy crisis, vending machines were determined to be nonessential and the vending industry began to suffer. Vendo left Kansas City and sold its snack vendor division. In 1988 Vendo was bought by the Sanden Corporation of Japan. This infused new life into the Vendo company, and led to many innovations in vending machine design. These include programmable electronic vending machines, high-capacity vendors that can hold plastic bottles in many shapes and sizes, and machines that will take a debit card. Today Vendo is expanding into territories like Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe.

Vendo Coca-Cola Soda Machines Through The Years Showroom

Not only has Vendo produced many highly collectible vendors in their past, but they also continue to be a significant presence in the manufacturing marketplace.

Blog in to add to the information presented here. We’d love to hear from Vendo machine collectors or anyone who remembers using them.

Tags: Antique Advertising · Coca-Cola · Manufacturer Histories · Other Vending Machines · Pepsi-Cola · Vendo

90 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cathy // Jul 12, 2008 at 9:16 am

    Looking for a vintage Soda Fountain Drug Store Commercial type

    do you have… parts???? the whole thing???
    ideas???
    Thanks!
    Cathy in Texas

  • 2 Maria // Jul 15, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    Hi Cathy,

    Visit americansodafountain.com They have an extensive selection of commercial soda fountains, dispensers and parts.

  • 3 Lyle West // Aug 30, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    Looking to buy a key for a coke machine.
    Model # XF39B
    Serial # XF501 68979
    Lock # PR572
    Could you help me out? If you don’t have one do you know where I might find one?
    Thank you…. Lyle

  • 4 ty achten // Sep 7, 2008 at 10:12 am

    is there a vendo milk machine 210F

  • 5 jhall // Oct 21, 2008 at 8:00 am

    looking for parts for model xf39b to restore

  • 6 Josh Sense // Oct 30, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    Hello there…I have been trying to find a key
    for a Vendo 83 cola machine…I’m not quite sure about it’s model number, serial number or lock number. Are they all keyed the same and is there somewhere where i can find a key for a reasonable price????

  • 7 rafael orozco // Jan 7, 2009 at 9:12 am

    I’m looking for a replacement motor for a old 8 selection coca-cola machine built around 1984. the motor’s part # 288637, mod# 4512 UP-110, manufactured by Merkle-Korff Ind. I need two of them or whatever is currently the replacement motor. Can you tell me where I can find this motor.

  • 8 patti reid // Jan 29, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    looking for a vendo 110 key pr503
    where can i buy one?

  • 9 ARTIE // Feb 13, 2009 at 7:17 am

    I have a Vendo machune that has a round top that rotates and a little door that lines up to the bottle. It cost a dime to get a drink. Im trying to find out who repairs these machines and how much its worth.

  • 10 COOT VEAL // Feb 21, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    1949 Vendo Jr. It has the coin tower. I need the cap catcher, bottle rack, etc.

    Lots of etc., actually. Any idea where to start finding parts?

  • 11 david // Mar 25, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    looking for a key for vendo 110

  • 12 Horatiu H // Jun 25, 2009 at 5:41 am

    Please,
    I want documentation for Vendo 406.

    Whit many thank’s Horatiu

  • 13 charlie // Aug 8, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    i have a Vendo cc machine like the one in the picture above showing 8 cc machines, i have the 3rd one in from the right side, tall with 2 bottom openings. I am look for the fron cover in the middle of the front door. Help has ony one seen one
    Thanks

  • 14 vintagevending // Aug 10, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Horatiu and Charlie,

    Try fun-tronicsllc.com. They have manuals, keys and parts for many different machines.

  • 15 M // Aug 28, 2009 at 9:08 am

    I’m looking for both pics and info about a Coke Vendo 216 machine with the metal sign.
    thank you

  • 16 vintagevending // Aug 28, 2009 at 9:31 am

    M,

    fun-tronicsllc.com has a Vendo 216 manual for sale on their website. It should provide you with the information you are looking for.

  • 17 Chris // Sep 13, 2009 at 3:06 am

    nice article. classic coke and pepsi machines are sweet to own/restore.

  • 18 Fogg // Sep 16, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Looking for a key to a 1956ish Vendo 6 case Coke cooler, model E110L. It looks like a Coke machine, but doesn’t take coins. Does anyone know where I can find one? Thanks

  • 19 vintagevending // Sep 18, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Fogg,

    Try fun-tronicsllc.com. They sell lock mechanisms and keys for many machines.

  • 20 M // Oct 2, 2009 at 10:58 am

    In response to my ad on Aug 28th it’s not service that it requires,pictures of interior and exterior that I want and I’ve been told there’s no pics in the manual.So I’m going back to the point Pictures only!

  • 21 Deb // Oct 20, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    My father worked for the coke company for over 50 years. He has a working Vendo 39. He is interested in selling it. Does anyone know what the value of that machine would be? He also has a Vendo model XV80A. The refridgeration works,but not the vending. Any idea of the value of that one.

  • 22 Bobby // Dec 1, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    I have a Vendo coin mechanism still new in box. I am trying to find out what drink machines that this would be used on. Any ideas on where to start my journey?

  • 23 vintagevending // Dec 2, 2009 at 10:37 am

    Bobby,

    Contact Funtronics at fun-tronicsllc.com or (217) 857-1759. They sell coin mechanisms, and may be able to help you find the machines that yours fits.

  • 24 andrew // Jan 5, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    i have an original vendo 39 1950 the compressor looks original with fins on it. The color is dark blue is that correct? i hope you can help me with answer thanks andrew

  • 25 vintagevending // Jan 6, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Andrew,

    The original compressor was painted Trophy Blue which is the Factory Correct Color.

  • 26 andrew // Jan 13, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    hi its andrew again can you tell me the color red for the vendo 39 and can you find it in a spray can thanks andrew

  • 27 vintagevending // Jan 15, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Andrew,

    The paint scheme was changed for this machine around 1956, so it depends on the year yours was made. The paint is for sale at this link:
    http://www.fun-tronicsllc.com/store.php?crn=312&rn=635&action=show_detail

  • 28 Chase // Jan 18, 2010 at 10:05 am

    I have a Vendo HA56A-A with a water fountain on the side. It does not have a glass cover on the drink door, rather it is solid metal. I can not find a picture of it online but it is similar to the Vendo 77 in looks. Does anyone know what exactly I might have?

  • 29 JOHN // Mar 6, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    I have a vendo model A23 ser.#61285672 5 cent, opens from top and loads from top, rotating top, storage in bottom, orig. Works
    what is it worth? do you have any info on this specific unit?

  • 30 Laurie Timmons // Mar 6, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Is there a user manual for a Vendo model V73 soda machine available? Where can I find one?

  • 31 vintagevending // Mar 8, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    John,

    We aren’t able to give you an estimate of worth, since we have been out of the business for awhile. If you check Craig’s List or ebay, you might find one similar to yours, and get the value that way. I have found an owner’s manual for you at this link: http://www.fun-tronicsllc.com/store.php?crn=351&rn=428&action=show_detail

  • 32 vintagevending // Mar 8, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Laurie,

    I have checked the websites we recommend, and your manual is not listed. You could try contacting them directly to see if they could help out.
    http://www.fun-tronicsllc.com/index.php 217-857-1759.

  • 33 Mark // Mar 13, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    I have a Pepsi Vendo 10 slot bottle machine. It measures 65″Hx 31″Wx 23″D. It looks like a VMC 56 but again it is a 10 slot and not a 7. I have had it for about 7 yrs. in storage and it was totally operational
    at the time. I have no actual model or serial numbers to reference it to. Can you help?

  • 34 vintagevending // Mar 15, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Mark,

    Do you have any pictures? That might help identify the machine.
    questions@vintagevending.com

  • 35 Ammie // Mar 20, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    I have a vendo coca cola machine V45 it takes 20 cent bottles Model number is H77A I am wanting any and all information I can get on this machine. I cant find a date on the machine. I believe it is an antique. Due to it taking bottles and it is a twenty cent machine. please email me any information you have on this machine. I would like to find out how much this machine is worth. thank you

  • 36 vintagevending // Mar 22, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Ammie,

    I am having trouble finding info on this machine also. Have you tried ebay or Craig’s List? If anyone else can help, please comment.

  • 37 Miguel // Apr 25, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Hi,

    I am looking for a replacement CAN Rocker assembly for a Vendo 44. Can you help?

    Miguel

  • 38 vintagevending // Apr 26, 2010 at 9:12 am

    Miguel,

    I can’t find any information on this part. Have you tried ebay or Craig’s List? If anyone else can help, please comment.

  • 39 Dale // Apr 28, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    looking for a coin box for a vendo v255/145

    also a manual

  • 40 vintagevending // Apr 28, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Dale,
    Try http://soda-machines.com/discussions/index.php
    or go to fun-tronicsllc.com.

  • 41 jim // May 28, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Looking for new Enjoy CocaCola glass for Vendo #V45TB664935

  • 42 Paul // Jul 3, 2010 at 12:39 am

    Hello im looking for a cap catcher for a orange crush large stand up cooler can anyone help me find one or know where i can get one

  • 43 Ela // Jul 12, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    I have an old Vendo gum vending machine. Any idea how I can find out its history or value?

  • 44 vintagevending // Jul 13, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Ela,

    I am not familiar with a Vendo gum vending machine. Can you send pictures to questons@vintagevending.com please?

  • 45 Jack Warnick // Aug 4, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    I have an xv80a machine. The serial number is 2351. I was wondering what year it was built
    Thank you.

  • 46 Jenny Baker // Sep 27, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    We have a Pepsi pop machine the sales number is VF63-7. I was wondering if you could tell me more about it. What year it is and how much it is worth? I have the manufacturing number and serial number for it too. Please help us. Thank you.

  • 47 ginger // Oct 12, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Have series C Vendrink Corporation, participation agreement for $1000.00 , number 2,3,4,and 6. From 1938, need estimated value.

  • 48 Gene Zick // Oct 28, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    I have a coke machine model E110L. The door is on the right, no coin mechanism, vendo embossed on lower right front. The top 1/3 is white and the bottom is red. Does anyone have any idea what vendo type machine this is and what year?

  • 49 Randy // Oct 30, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    I have a vendo v39
    how do you remove the drum shaft?
    I removed the 4 bolts but it seems like its either stuck or fastened to something else in back of the liner

  • 50 William Harris // Dec 21, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    I have a Vendo Coca Cola vending machine model H63C, serial number 43170 in excellent working condition. Can anyone tell me when and where it was manufactured – I know it’s somewhere in the 1960’s, but would like the precise date. Anyone?

  • 51 Jon // Feb 1, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    I have a Westinghouse Junior like the one at the top of the page. It has a Vendo Red Top on it, more like the one in the sepia print. The Westinghouse part was made in Feb. 1936. The Vendo top has SN 6737 stamped into a brass tag. It is followed by Model E. At the bottom of the plate on the sheet metal front of the mechanism it says Patent Number 2099557.
    I dont have anything beneath the top except the center shaft that sticks out about 3/4 inch with a washer and cotter pin in it.
    Where can I find out what went into the tub to locate the bottles under the holes?
    I also need a cap catcher and a correct bottle opener.
    Thanks,
    Jon

  • 52 Carl // Feb 9, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    I just purchased a Vendo V125A Coke machine. I am needing a parts and service manual. Can anyone help me?

  • 53 Dave Lund // Mar 7, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Looking for a slug ejector for a Vendo 81-D
    Anyone have any ideas?
    Thanks, Dave Lund

  • 54 Dan // Mar 28, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Hi I have a machine that looks like a v-39 but the model # say’s B59C5 the compressor is black in color and is a 10cent. spin top style,can you tell me what I own and what it is worth?

  • 55 Tom Stotler,Sr // Apr 26, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    I have 1969 Vendo pepsi machine
    it was manafactured in 1969 at choice vendo Windsor Locks,Ct. It takes coins only and has 5 12oz can selections. I was wondering the value?
    Please reply at tomstotler@yahoo.com

  • 56 Kevin & Kathy // Jun 20, 2011 at 8:26 am

    We have a 1953 vendo 39 coca cola machine. Excellent condition. Ice cold. Even has bottles in it. Sad to get rid of it but have to make roon for our new grandaughter!! Any suggestions on how to sell it?! We are new @ this. Thanx

  • 57 frank // Jul 2, 2011 at 11:31 am

    I HAVE A VENDO 39 ,ITS COMPLETE EXCEPT FOR THE COMPRESSOR /TRAY ,AND FAN ,CAN ANYONE GIVE ME ANY SUGGESTIONS .SHOULD I FIND A PARTS MACHINE AND HAVE THE COMPRESSOR GONE THROUGH OR SHOULD I PURCHASE ONE OUT RIGHT

  • 58 mary // Jul 15, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    i have a 1951 vmc72 with a 1 cent deposit in working cond. i would like to know what its worth

  • 59 BOB // Jul 18, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Looking for a key for a Vendo 10 cent coke machine. model# H110 6T……
    sn# H307 2547
    would also like a litlle info on the year and approx. value.. good condition.
    Thank you
    Bob

  • 60 BOB // Jul 18, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Forgot to put what the possible key number is…
    PR510…
    Thank you
    Bob Smieja

  • 61 CURTIS WALKER // Aug 12, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    WHAT SIZE BOTTLES CAN FIT IN A VENDO 110, OTHER THAN THE ORIGINAL 8 oz. BOTTLES? THANK’S

  • 62 Ron E. // Sep 12, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    I have a Vendo/USI CD7/5 EC, Model D
    The manual says the part number for the machine is: 620818.
    It has a 12 soda/5 juice setup with 2 chutes.
    Anyway…I am looking for parts information & availability.
    Right now, I’m needing an ejector mechanism—the parts manual says the whole assembly number is: 210247.
    I can’t locate this anywhere. Does anyone know if I can replace this with something else or where I can find one somewhere?

  • 63 Lewis grimm // Oct 3, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Looking for some info on this model b59c5. Ser # 822117 . Your help would be helpful thank you

  • 64 Lewis grimm // Oct 3, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    It is a 10 cent spin top

  • 65 LARRY STEWART // Dec 16, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    I HAVE A MACHINE MODEL XF39B -SN 50471754 what year was it made i need a few parts tks for any info please

  • 66 Alan // Dec 22, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    I am looking for some information on the Vendo 39 that I am restoring. I just received it back from the painter and there are 4 holes I noticed that to me looks like there use to be shelfs on the right side of the coke machine. the dimensions of the holes are 7″ wide and 27″ long. I think it was a Coca Cola rack to store the empty bottles. Does anybody have any information on this shelf or where I can see what it looks like to have one made up or if it was a shelf at all. Any help would be great and thanks for your time. You can email me at amerow@verizon.net.

  • 67 Ronald // Dec 30, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Just bought a Vendo Model 15Co91 Candy Machine. Made in the early 60’s. Need a Manual for it.

    Thanks

  • 68 jack scott // Jan 3, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Ihave a vendo model HD56A made for pepsi products . it has awood like door and inside the sodas are bought by putting a dime and pulling the bottleout the left side it holds about 56 bottles on 8 adjustable rackscan someone give me more info onthequality of this machine? the s/n is 612009045 it makes a great beer cooler

  • 69 Bill Haselhorst // Jan 30, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Looking For parts for Moelhorstdel V-83 1947 Coke Machine! I have the drum with 83 holes for bottles .Need gears to rote drum after dime is deposited.

    Thanks Bill Haselhorst

  • 70 Ted // Feb 5, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    I have a Model 44, Serial #16511A31, I am looking to restore, can you direct me to any printed information, stencils to repaint the top, or any other information that is available. Thank you.

  • 71 John Church // Mar 10, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    I have had a Vendorlator H 110 f Serial number 102376 51 . Fresno California. We have had since 81. Works fine but would like some information about it. Year of mfg. correct color, ect. Thanks for any help you might have. JC

  • 72 Jodie // Mar 22, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    I have a Vendo Cold-Refreshing Milk Machine.(Two tone blue, dark and light blue) (10 CENTS)Has the half happy face on the front. Says “Treat Yourself”mODEL # XDN210A/ Serial # 60616504. goood cond. Can you tell me how to find year mod and valu?

  • 73 Joe // Apr 4, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Hi I’m looking to buy a old round top soda/Coke machine. I’m in Riverside Ca. Can someone help me please. I would like one that works but not restored. Thank-you for any leads I get.

  • 74 Mike // Apr 9, 2012 at 2:59 am

    Jodie,

    Email me at mpww98@yahoo.com. I can help you with your questions. I would also be interested in buying your machine if it’s for sale.

  • 75 Cheryl // Apr 17, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Hi. I have an old Vendo Coke machine that my Mom passed on to me. I have no idea what year it was made or information about it. I do have serial and model numbers though. Can you help me determine value and year made? I can be reached at cckt05@frontiernet.net. Thank you,
    Cheryl

    Model H90A

    Serial 0049066

    VT25

  • 76 vintagevending // Apr 18, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Cheryl,
    The V-90 was made in the early 60s to the early 70s, as indicated on the soda-machines.com website. We do not give estimated values of items, but you can get some idea of what your machine is worth by looking on online auction sites.

  • 77 SHERRI // May 6, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    My dad has a Vendo Coke Machine and I am needing some help to find out what it is worth to sale. It is a 15 cent machine (Model #HA 56A-A). It has a water fountain on right side of it. It is not refurbished. Can anyone help me out there? It works or did. We use to put soda in it and buy them in the Summer when I was longer.

  • 78 Torsten // Jun 12, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Hi, I have a Vendo H63C. Could you tell me what type the bulb is on top of where you get the bottles out and where I can get one?

    regards torsten

  • 79 Coca Cola – It’s So Dope « Evelyn & Elsie // Jul 20, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    [...] increase in sales. Another observed that many people came in after seeing the cooler out front. The 1936 Westinghouse Vendo Top was the first coin operated machine. This option offered customers instant gratification and led to [...]

  • 80 Bob Musacchio // Aug 13, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Looking for photo(s) of the Fresno, (Pinedale) plant, like above. My Dad (Manny Musacchio) was and engineer upstairs in the 50-60’s and early ’70s.
    Thank you …

  • 81 Josh Sense // Aug 27, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Howdy, folks. I left a question on this site back in 2008 in regards to a key for my vendo 83 coke machine and never got a response. I’m hoping to have a liitle more luck this time. The lock says Rockford VE 601. If anyone could help me find a key I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!

  • 82 M // Aug 27, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Finally I’ve obtained so many pictures,thanks for those who sent me those pics.Now I understand why it was called a beast.Sure lots of parts that I didn’t know were there since mine had been completely gutted out…

  • 83 vintagevending // Aug 28, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Josh,
    You can try contacting http://www.fun-tronicsllc.com/ for a key as well as other restoration parts. Sorry for the delay in the response but there is not always someone available to answer questions. The blogs are intended as a forum for collectors to be contacting one another. Best of luck with your machine.

  • 84 Jim // Sep 7, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    ӏnсrеdible points. Solid argumеntѕ.
    Keep up the good effοrt.

  • 85 Bill Miller // Sep 16, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Vendo produced the first glass-front helix delivery snack machine called the SnackMart; and in the 70s held the record for a single vending machine order from Lance, Inc. of several thousand units. Because of management’s myopia and intransigence the decade of the 70s saw market share in the glass-front sector transfer to the more able companies of Automatic Products and National.

  • 86 reames // Nov 15, 2012 at 10:43 am

    im trying to clean up a vendo83. while dissaembling i stupidly forgot to take pics. would someone have detailed pics showing how it goes back together step by step. thanks

  • 87 ronnie // Sep 2, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Hi. I have a working Pepsi machine Serve Vend with the big Pepsi plastic logo on the front, #p47. It’s all original. I need a key. Does anyone know it’s value? I can’t find anything about this machine. Thanks, Ronnie.

  • 88 Brent N // Sep 5, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Looking for a Vendo V 185-5 service manual. I also need a lock and key. Have gotten a cross reference for the v 125-5.

  • 89 vintagevending // Sep 11, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Brent,
    The people at http://www.fun-tronicsllc.com/ may be able to help you with a manual. They sell decals and restoration parts for vintage soda machines. If they don’t have what you need, perhaps they can steer you in the right direction. Best of luck with your Vendo!

  • 90 robert thompson // Feb 23, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    I have a Vendo can it can do 10 are 12 oz can with a can opener on the door model # olc-1320-ab-44 12-a002-0000 but where the 12 is it is x out and has a what look like 8c serial #8tk005394 what is it

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