VMC 44 was produced in 1956 for the Coca-Cola Company by the
Vendorlator Company, it was never produced as an off brand. This
machine measured 57&1/2 inches tall x 16" wide x 15&1/2"
deep. and weighs around $175 lbs. This machine will vend 44 of the
original size 6&1/2oz bottles. These are different than the Vendo
44 in that the Vendo version has a chrome coin entry plate, and a
plastic inner cabinet front door liner.... where the VMC door liner
was metal. Many newcomers want to own this machine, but sooner or
later decide to change to the vendo 81 or cavalier 72 because of
their ability to vend many different flavors. One thing to realize,
Coca-Cola has changed the design of the small coke bottle, and
because of this, this machine needs to be modified to vend the new
bottles correctly. While there were many of these produced for the
United States, there were just as many produced for Canada as well.
The Canadian machines do not have the same coin mechs, and are valued
less than the ones made for America. If another seller is not showing
you the photos of the coin mech in their Vendo or VMC 44, it may be
because they are trying to hide the Canadian coin mechanism from you.
When we professionally restore this model, we powdercoat many of the
internal components as well as the entire vending stack assembly....
To my knowledge, no other restorers are doing quality of