About the Vendo 63
The Vendo 63 is one of Vendo’s top-selling square-top machines. These are among the first square-top machines introduced in 1959 with a new, more modern-looking design, along with the Vendo 90 and Vendo 126. This machine used a slanted shelf design to vend, and could bend bottles of up to 12oz and even longnecks. They also used a Coinco electric coin mechansim, which allowed you to set it up to any price and receive change. They were made from 1959 until 1966 and were perfect for small stores due to their reduced size.
- TThe Vendo 63 is one of the most modern-looking square-top machines made in 1959, along with the V-90 and V-126, but it’s the smallest of them all.
- Was also one of the first to have luminescent light bulbs both on the top.
- As its name states, it can hold up to 63 bottles, of sizes between 8oz and 12oz.
- They have light in the form of a lite up panel that reads “Drink Coca-Cola” at the top of the machine and also in the glass bottle door, replacing the top 12” white paint used in older, rounder models.
- The glass bottle door shows the 7 types of drinks the machine could vend.
- There were several models that varied in appearance made for Pepsi and Dr. Pepper, meaning they are not so rare, aside from models like the Dr. Pepper Queen Anne, which had very distinct victorian details.
- One of the advantages of this machine was the Coinco coin system, which could be adapted to any price between .05 and $1.55, and had an easy-to-operate coin-retrieving system on the inside.
Popularity and Collectibility
The Vendo 63 is a great square-top vintage machine you can seldom find. It’s not as pricey as other older machines from the 1950s or as big as its bigger cousins the V-90 and V-126, but it’s still worth every penny. Especially if you have one of the rare, limited versions that came out!