Vintage Coca-Cola Machine: Original Restored Vendo Model 81A – CM6396
This Unique Machine Is Very Popular With Collectors Due To Its Adjustable Capacity, Giving It The Ability To Hold Either 110 Or 81 Bottles, Based On Shelf Position, And Relatively Small Size, Which Makes It Ideal For Display For Home Or Office Display And Use
This Original 10 Cent Coke Machine From The 1950’s Has Undergone A 101 Point Restoration To Working, Museum Collectible Condition Under The Supervision Of Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick, And Has Received His Brass Tag Signature Certification, As Meeting All World Class Fine Art And Investment Quality Standards
Vintage Coca-Cola Machine: Original Restored Vendo Model 81A
This restored Vendo Model 81A, vintage Coca-Cola machine has a solid red body with a white top, and raised, embossed red lettering that reads "Drink Ice Cold Coca-Cola" in the upper white area. (The difference between the Model 81A and the Model 81B is the size of the lettering in this area, with the Model 81A, as pictured, featuring smaller lettering). It measures 58 Inches Tall by 27 inches wide, and is 16 inches deep, and weighs 286 pounds. This vintage Coca-Cola machine's comparatively small size in relation to its capacity makes it an ideal machine for home or office display. This machine's unique, adjust adjustable shelf, which allows it to hold either 110, or 81 bottles, makes it one of the most iconic and sought after machines of its era. Another reason for this machine's popularity is its ability to hold different sized bottles, including long neck beer models. Unlike many of the machines from this era, that only vend the smaller 7 oz sized Coca-Cola bottles, this machine is compatible with modern sized 12 oz and medium bottles. The 10 cent coin entry is stainless steel. Simply insert a coin to unlock the crank, and then 1 of 81/110 bottles will appear in the front door. This machine also includes a built in bottle opener.
The Vendo Model 81A is refrigerated, and all electrical and refrigeration components have been restored or replaced. This machine also includes a built in bottle opener (pictured). As with all of our vintage vending machine restorations, all part both inside and out have been fully removed, cleaned, polished, painted, and restored to original manufacture condition.
Vintage Coca-Cola Machine Specifications
- Type: Adjustable Shelf And Capacity, Refrigerated Vending Machine With Door
- Manufacture: Vendo
- Denomination: 10 Cents
- Model: 81A
- Branding: Coca-Cola
- Vending Capacity: 110 or 81 (Depending On Shelf Position) 7 Oz, 8 Oz, or 12 Oz Bottles, Including Longnecks And Beer Bottles (Shelves Adjust To Allow For Larger Or Smaller Sized Bottles)
- Era: 1950's
- Place Of Manufacture: Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A.
- Color: Red/White
- Dimensions: 58 Inches Tall By 27 Inches Wide By 16 Inches Deep
- Condition: A Fully Working, World Class Fine Art, Museum Quality, 101 Point Restoration Certified And Signed By Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick. This Includes All Parts Both Inside And Out, Even Those That Are Not Seen, And All New Electrical Components To Original Factory Condition.
- Additional Features: Bottle Opener
Don't settle for low quality home restorations, when you can own and investment quality item, that has been restored to museum quality specifications. Furthermore, this vintage Coca-Cola machine has the brass tag signature, certification of award winning artist H.J. Nick. This certification means each item bearing his signature is backed by over 100 years of manufacturing world class fine art handmade furnishings, and restoring America's finest collectibles to original, museum quality condition.
ArtFactory.com & Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick Brass Tag Certification Details
The H.J. Nick Brass Tag Certification ensures each piece to be the genuine article. Backed by our over a century of experience, with our word is our bond reputation and guaranteeing or your money back “forever". The H.J. Nick Brass Tag Certification makes this item one of the highest appreciating, collectible investments that you can make. These items can be insured at stated value, usually on your home owners policy, for little added premium. Thus, making this a safer investment than even those insured by the FDIC, is much more fun to own, and puts you in control instead of the bank.
Vintage Coca-Cola Machine Additional Details
Our restorations are the finest quality available anywhere due to our attention to detail, and the fact that no one has been doing it for longer. This means that unlike other restoration shops out there, we repaint even the parts that you can't see. We restore old soda machines, slot machines, candy vending machines, vintage visible gas pumps from the inside out. Any of our vintage restorations, including this vintage Coca-Cola machine, are guaranteed to the same functionality that would have been expected from a new machine ordered from the manufacturer. This means not only the sheet metal, but every working part including motors, fans, and coin acceptors.
Furthermore, all of our restorations are done to historically correct specifications with original, period correct signage and paint schemes. This ensures if a collectible item that will have future appreciable value. Journey back to a period in time when you could get an ice cold soda at any roadside soda shop. This machine is very popular with collectors, and becoming harder to find as fewer and fewer people are letting them out of their collections. Call us today at 1-800-292-0008 for pricing on this Vendo Model 81A, vintage Coca-Cola machine, or any of our restored vintage vending machines. Furthermore, if you have a machine of your own that needs restoration, we can do that too!
Vendo Company History
Vendo was founded in 1937 in Kansas City, Missouri, by brothers Elmer F. and John T Pierson. With help from J.E. Hagstrom and purchased patent for a lid that could be attached to coolers, the brothers developed an innovative vending lid that was much more practical than any other one available at the time. Nicknamed "Red Top", this vending lid moved the opening to the bottle rather than the bottle to the opening and was the first of many innovations introduced by the Vendo company.
After the outbreak of World War II, some of the company's work force was dedicated to producing radar detection systems as well as various other electronic equipment for the military. As well as manufacturing military equipment, Vendo was authorized to produce and send 5,000 beverage vending units for military training camps and war plants to help raise morale. For its efforts, company earned seven Army-Navy ‘E’ Awards awards for "excellence in fulfilling government military contracts". The 1948 Coca-Cola "Vendo Decapper" used 17 steps to dispense bottle, remove cap and pour into cup, eliminating the need for customers to dispose of bottles.
After the war, the Vendo company began expanding globally. By 1956, vending machines were being shipped internationally to 20 different countries. At the same time, Vendo began experimenting with new ideas. Vending machines that dispensed varieties of goods were manufactured and distributed and existing beverage vending machines were given a new, sleeker look. It was this time that the company began creating completely automated convenience stores and restaurants as well as drive-in refreshment stations.
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