1950's Vending

The Vintage Fridge Company is best known for restoring original timber ice boxes, although on a smaller basis we have been involved in the restoration of many different antique and vintage refrigerators for our clients.

Due to the high demand and the increasing rarity of these 1950’s iconic American vintage appliances, we have now decided to make these an additional part of our main business.

Our skilled team of engineers have been developing a restoration process, which not only keeps the intrinsic character of more than sixty years of commercial use, but incorporates thermostatically controlled, state of the art refrigeration systems, seamlessly hidden within the original body of the chest and offering a high performance, large capacity commercial unit.

We offer the same bespoke refurbishment process as we do with our timber ice boxes, so that clients can decide exactly how far they want us to take the restoration.

We believe that every environment deserves a different type of cooler and are always happy to accommodate all of our clients requirements, including completely re-painting if so desired.

Between 1935 - 1966 Chest coolers were mass produced across North America, predominantly by Westinghouse, Cavalier, Ideal and Glasco.

Most of these chests were “Self service” but some were coin operated vending machines, these would have internal cages, that allowed the customer to slide a bottle from the holder to the receptacle.

We predominantly hold the self service chests in stock as these are more adaptable to a commercial environment, however we also supply these for domestic use, installing a smaller, quieter refrigeration system.



Vending - Internals
Vending - Internals


Vending - Compressor

Vending Stock



Vendo 39 Coca-Cola vending Machine 1956


Vendo 44 Coca-Cola vending Machine 1957


The Brewer Titchener Corporation BTC050


Kelvinator Equippe SMM10


Ideal Unknown


Kelvinator AC-R



Westinghouse WH-12T


Westinghouse WH-12T


Quikold 2000WD


Frigidaire BCDT-SU


Westinghouse WH-12T


Frigidaire BCDT-SU


Westinghouse WH-12T


Westinghouse WH-12T


Quikold 1400WD


Frigidaire CRBC-PC


Kelvinator FES-56


Ideal 400M


Cavalier Master CGD-C


Ideal 400B



1940's Coca Cola Advertising Sign


1950's Coca Cola Advertising Sign


1940's 7UP Advertising Sign

Contact Us

Warehouse By Appointment Only

Hazeldene Farm
Ockham Lane
Surrey, KT11 1LW

Telephone:   07813 293 866 (John Bodrell)
Email: Email (click to contact)

Registered Office

The White House
8a Burgh Heath Road
Surrey, KT17 4LJ

Telephone: 01372 940 177