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Westinghouse R-1 Coolerette

April 9th, 2009 · 15 Comments

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Westinghouse R-1 Coolerette

Coolerette Soft Drink Cooler

This brochure features another soda cooler designed especially for locations with limited floor space. It is the Westinghouse R-1 Coolerette, made for “home, office and store”. Introduced in 1957, the R-1 is essentially a small refrigerator. It has a 12-bottle capacity and came with a tray for making ice. These were made for the Coca-Cola Company and were usually all white.


33¼” high x 14¼” wide x 17½” deep

Manufactured by:

Westinghouse Electric Corporation

Pittsburgh, PA

These were the first of the mini-fridges and are pretty rare today. Do you happen to have one? Blog-in and let us know.

Tags: Antique Advertising · Manufacturer Histories · Soda Coolers · Soda Fountain & Dispensers

15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 george // Aug 10, 2009 at 11:22 am

    i have just purchased a “westinghouse r-1″ can someone please help?

    what is it worth
    can you buy parts

    i have it running works great

  • 2 Kellie // Jul 29, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    I have a westinghouse r-1!! Same questions. What is it worth and can you buy parts. The door latch is broken on mine. Somebody please help!!

  • 3 jeff // Dec 7, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    i am finishing up restoring my r1 coolerette. i did not have to buy any parts except for the door lock .it is out of a 55 chevy pickup.

  • 4 Stan Nabers // Jan 27, 2011 at 7:08 am

    I have one and it has drink coca-cola below the door . Has anyone came up with the value yet?

  • 5 Karl // Feb 2, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    I also have a vintage white Westinghouse R-1, with “Enjoy a Coke” on the door. It still works great (good condition/not restored) — could use a service. It’s one of my prized possessions. I’ve never had it appraised for its value. This is great to finally find others with the same model. One question I have: If the “push lock door button (with key)” is original?

  • 6 Karl // Feb 3, 2011 at 3:56 am

    I also have a Westinghouse R-1 Coolerette.

  • 7 George // Feb 20, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    My coolerette has a push button lock with

  • 8 Matt // Sep 1, 2011 at 7:57 am

    I have one that was painted blue (originally white). Need it? Let me know.

  • 9 IRENE // Mar 18, 2012 at 9:18 pm


  • 10 Jerry Coley // Apr 10, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    I have a R-1 that works great, like to know how much it is worth.

  • 11 vintagevending // Apr 13, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Jerry, We do not do appraisals, but it may give you an idea what your cooler is worth if you find one on eBay or other collectibles/auction sites.

  • 12 Jerry Coley // Apr 15, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Looking for parts for the R-1 coolerette. I need the plastic grey seal ring that goes inside the door

  • 13 S. Tapley // Aug 22, 2013 at 7:27 am

    I need the box side of the door lock for the coolerette, can anyone help with this? Thanks

  • 14 R Mabrey // May 19, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Have one of the coolerette also that my grandfather won at the deep sea fishing redo in the early 60’s would like to know what it is worth. Runs great, has a coke sticker on door.

  • 15 Teenna Reece // Sep 14, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    I have one of the R-1 models in white. Been trying to get an idea of the value. Runs good, original parts and very little rust.

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