Dole Brand Information

The Dole Super Dispenser was the first dispenser ever made by the Dole Valve Company. It was one of the products that would make the company grow when it was released in 1951. After that, this would be one of the most successful products up until the 1960s, even though it was produced until 1955.

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Dole Super Fountain Dispenser Models

  • The Dole Super Dispenser was produced from 1950 to 1955. It’s one of the best-selling continuous flow valve dispensers made at the time and the first made by the company.
  • The Super had an appealing design that was similar to an outboard motor in appearance. It has metallic trim details, some of them have it chromed and some of them black. It has “Drink Coca-Cola” and “Ice Cold” embossed and in white letters on the sides, a “Have a Coke” medallion in the back, and a medallion with the words “Have a Coke” in the front on top of the dispenser.
  • The Super Dispenser measures 22″ high, 18″ long, and 11″ wide, making it a rather small piece of equipment, but a very bright one at that thanks to the Coca-Cola red and white lettering.

Dole Citation Fountain Dispenser Models

  • The Dole Valve Company introduced the Dole Citation in June of 1958 and was produced until 1964. This dispenser was the first one made almost entirely out of plastic with some chromed metal details. It has a nice squared design, which was a first when compared to older, rounder models like the Dole Super. This is a very noticeable dispenser because of its lightweight design and two-color scheme. It was made to match the Coca-Cola marketing strategy of the time, which was supposed to give all machines from the brand a fresher, more modern appearance. 
  • Features:
  • The Dole Citation was produced from June 1958 until 1964. It’s a countertop model that has the capacity for one gallon. 
  • It’s one of the few models that used numerous plastic parts for the exterior body. It still has some chromed metal details.
  • It has “Have a Coke” and “Refresh Yourself” at the front in pastel green, which was interesting since most Coca-Cola machines didn’t have other colors aside from white and red.
  • It also has “Ice Cold”, “Drink Coca-Cola”, and “Sign of good taste” on both sides.
  • It measures 24” tall, 10 ½” wide, and 19 ½” deep.
  • The Dole Super Dispenser was produced from 1950 to 1955. It’s one of the best-selling continuous flow valve dispensers made at the time and the first made by the company.
  • The Super had an appealing design that was similar to an outboard motor in appearance. It has metallic trim details, some of them have it chromed and some of them black. It has “Drink Coca-Cola” and “Ice Cold” embossed and in white letters on the sides, a “Have a Coke” medallion in the back, and a medallion with the words “Have a Coke” in the front on top of the dispenser.
  • The Super Dispenser measures 22″ high, 18″ long, and 11″ wide, making it a rather small piece of equipment, but a very bright one at that thanks to the Coca-Cola red and white lettering.

Dole Junior Fountain Dispenser Models

  • The Dole Junior was the dispenser model introduced after the Dole Master, the biggest of all the Dole dispensers made. It was produced between 1936 and 1941 and was nicknamed the tombstone due to its irregular squared shape with round corners and top. This was a fountain dispenser that could mix syrup and carbonated water to create delicious-tasting Coca-Cola. Supposedly, it was the fastest dispenser produced at the time, being faster than the Dole Master. Few models were produced, making it a very rare find.
  • Features:
  • The Dole Junior was introduced in 1936 and produced in small numbers until 1941. It measures 24″ tall, 11″ wide, and 16″ deep.
  • It was made out of metal and came painted with the classic Coca-Cola red and white, embossed letters for the logo, which is embossed on both sides of the dispenser. Some models came with white lines decorative lines surrounding the logo.
  • Interestingly, this is an Art Deco-style dispenser, making it a somewhat artistic and unique piece.
  • It uses bakelite in two main parts – the dispenser chromed pull handle and the handle at the top of the lid. The lid is often missing because it has no attachment to the rest of the dispenser, just like the dispenser tray.

Dole Deluxe or Outboard Fountain Dispenser Models

  • About the Dole Deluxe or Outboard Motor-Shaped
  • The Dole Deluxe was the first Dole dispenser made after WWII – it was introduced in 1947 and produced until 1951. It has a rounder design when compared to other dispensers from the company and it also has very distinct details, such as a big medallion with the words “Have a Coke” in the back.
  • This is the original “outboard motor” dispenser, although the Dole Super would also receive said nickname in later years.
  • Features:
  • The Dole Deluxe was introduced in 1947 and produced until 1951. It measures 20” tall, 21” deep, and 10” wide.
  • It’s made out of metal and has chromed details, like the dispenser knob, a chromed trim detail on the bottom of the lid, and the chromed medallion in the back.
  • It has “Drink Coca-Cola” and “Ice cold” embossed on both sides and in white letters.

Dole Small Fountain Dispenser Models

  • The Dole Small was a ½ a gallon tank that held and dispensed Coca-Cola syrup. It was produced for a very short run between 1941 and 1942 – only 2000 of these were made, making them one of the rarest Dole dispensers. It measures 21” tall, 11” wide, and 11” deep.
  • Features:
  • The Dole Small is the smallest Coca-Cola dispenser made by the Dole Valve Company. It was produced for only one year.
  • It was created to hold chilled syrup inside, which would be dispensed with a turn of the handle.
  • It’s made out of metal and has a sealing rubber on the edges of the lid. It has “Drink Coca-Cola” embossed on both sides and “ice cold” on the back. 

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