About Victor Coolers
Victor was a company created in the 1920s in Hagerstown, Maryland. The company became famous due to its multifunctional cooler stands, which were incredibly practical for their time. All released in the early to late 1950s, these coolers are unique in terms of design, profitability, and even capacity. Due to their simple design, all of their coolers could store more than 200 6 and ½ oz bottles, which means their machines were created mostly for high-volume locations. They also embossed their machines for Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and 7-Up, which increases their value. Learn more about the different Victor Coolers here.
Victor Cooler Models
- Victor C-14: Something interesting about this model is that it was added last to Victor’s line of production – the company started creating bigger models first! The Victor C-14 is the smallest of them all and it’s usually called the “one door”. Even though it was the smallest, this cooler had a lot of space – it could hold up to 336 bottles. This is because it was a stand-type chest cooler and the bottles were placed horizontally in an intertwined pattern to accommodate more product. The tank was galvanized and it measured 40″ high, 35 ½” wide, and 29” deep. This model was produced in very small numbers, which makes them all the more valuable.
Victor C-18: Called the “two-door”, this model is slightly bigger than the C-14 measuring 40″ high, 52 ½” wide, and 29” deep. This one had two doors and an increased capacity of up to 432 bottles, though it could store fewer bigger bottles. Like the rest of the bigger models, vendors could order it with an extra countertop to optimize the service area. They are less popular than the smallest model mostly due to their size – it also weighs 440lbs, which makes it hard to move around comfortably. It came embossed for Coca-Cola, although it’s possible to find it without embossing.
Victor C-31: This was the “three-door”, again wider than the last one, measuring 40″ high, 75 ½” wide, and 29” deep, and a weight of 605lbs. It could store up to 756 corded bottles!
Victor C-45: And finally, the widest of them all, the C-45 featured four doors, and measured 40″ high, 98 ½” wide, and 29” deep. This model also featured a bigger compressor which allowed it to cool better the wider space. This machine could store a whopping 1092 corded bottles and be meant for high-volume locations.
Victor Kooler Grill: This was quite a piece of machinery – it was not just a cooler, but also a grill that could be used to sell hot dogs and other simple food offerings. It was popular in all kinds of locations because of its convenient design. Its design allowed it to operate independently and comfortably – it could chill up to 510 bottles of Coke, while also having space for everything a hot dog stand needed. This was a powerhouse of a machine that measured 40″ high, 75 ½” wide, and 29” deep, just like the Victor C-45. It is extremely rare!
Victor CPV 275: This is also a very rare, yet less popular machine – mostly because it’s not an upright vending machine, but a cup serving machine. It could serve up to 275 cups of Coca-Cola, but again, it wasn’t as popular as the bottled drink. Few of these have surfaced over the years, but they’re not sought-after – though they might be a nice addition for a collector of Victor machines.