I plugged this in for about 10 minutes over the summer and the compressor ran and started cooling the inside, I haven't had it plugged in for any length of time. I did not try coin mechanism but the handle does go in reverse to open the door, no key. This had been sitting in a garage for 30 plus years covered with a blanket. The guy got from a local gas station here that he was doing some work for and the owner gave him this machine. He brought it home and it sat unused in his garage.
The cord was masking taped to the top of the machine, which still is. Very re-storable or leave as is.
Could be made into a Coke or Pepsi. The item "VINTAGE 1950S ORG DR PEPPER VENDO COKE COCA COLA SODA VENDING MACHINE MODEL 81" is in sale since Wednesday, February 3, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Banks, Registers & Vending\Vending Machines\Soda".The seller is "tomcturtle" and is located in Dunlap, Illinois. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.