This is how it was initially presented.
However it turned out to be almost completely disassembled with
When buying things from a distance its difficult to know what the
actual condition is until it's in your possession.
To be fair, the seller provided a lot of photos he took during his
Because the base and machine were put together with finger tight bolts
it arrived with some additional issues because they separated in
First order of business was to evaluate it and come up with a plan to
address it's issues.
` Some issues discovered:
Some serious rust in a few places. Base Bottom, cabinet inside
bottom and underside, one pull knob assy, and candy display tray
attempted repair poor.
removed , broken off
base foot mounting
and foot missing on one side
Hasp holes drilled
in cabinet and major denting of cabinet in this area
Holes drilled on
back to mount to wall
Mounting screw for
front glass access plate snapped off on one side
Threaded post on
one stainless mirror trim mounting snapped off
Bottom edge of main
cabinet split at both front corners, because the cabinets separated
on the front of the base was also there because the base and
leveler screws so rusted they fused to the base
All original parts are there (except the base cabinet foot, triangle
mounting plate and door latches).
The parts are either on the machine or in zip lock
supplied with the machine.
The rest of the things found were what you might expect and not
unusual since it was made
Though not easily seen in the next photo, at the top is a stamped
number the first 2 digits indicating the year it was built 47
These 2 photos supplied by the previous owner, before the pull knobs,
stainless plates, and pull assy's were removed as supplied in bags when
The candy stack (rack) was completely disassembled
Coin Mechanism as
found, 2 assemblies married together
All 102 shelves removed and their shafts.
Here, the 102 shelf rods
have had the rust removed, free movement of
latches assured and were re-painted.
Start of rack re-assembly
back together 1 pull one shelf drop
Here is the bottom of the base most rust
removed, getting ready to install the new foot mounting
(some of the brown seen is rusty metal primer over spray)
Here is a new latch fitted to the front door
The adjustable front feet have had rust removed and adjustment
screws drilled out and re-tapped
The horizontal slots seen are for the base front door bottom.
Here are the pull knobs, and hardware before restore
Here 5 of the pull knobs cleaned and polished
This is the restored candy display
door both sides
Though not shown here all screws, nuts, washers and other hardware had
rust removed or if damaged or missing were replaced
Some machine threads were re-tapped if needed.
Here the cabinet has been repaired and is being primed, note the
color under where the mirror mounts was left there intentionally
Here are a few showing big steps in the project
Here it has been
painted with a slight hammer like finish,. New glass.
All polished stainless mounted along
with bottom mirror trim and coin esc.
This item is not for sale
Very close here to being done
It's married to the base with the candy display tray installed .
The vending stack to be installed later when it's moved to it's final
location, given the weight it will add.
Without it in the cabinet it will be much lighter and easier to move.
Here in it's new home.- vending rack installed and candy installed in