7th, 2020 I spoke with Randy Possi who has written 2 books on Coca Cola machines and is an expert on Mills Coke machines. Randy indicated to me "Your machine is worth every penny that you are asking". You can contact me at 440 465 2600 with any questions. Be added to your final cost.
This is a "rare" 1941 Mills Coca Cola machine, model 45 also known as the "Baby Mils" This is the most sought after model of all the Mills that were made. They were only produced for two years, 1941 & 1942 This machine has the red paint on the front and the original dark green paint on the sides and back of the machine. This was the colors the the Mills company originally used on their Coca Cola machine, Red & Green! The machine would vend 26 bottles of Coca Cola and had a reserve inside for another 26 bottles.
This machine has all the original paint and is far from perfect but in very good and presentable condition for being nearly 80 years old. The machine also has the coin gear and original. On the wood door (picture 8) it also has the original bottle cap catcher and the coin box door as you can see in picture 9. Gas and not Freon and I could put a different. The lock (tumbler only missing) is not there but the slide bars to latch the door closed is there.
I may have a lock for the front door and if I find it I will put it in and revise this post. The front bottom panel has a slight. Indentation that you may or may not see in picture #1.I took pictures of the all 4 sides of the machine and the insides of the machine. The outer front door is metal and when you open it there is the original wood door with two original latches on the left side of the door as you can see in picture 8. In picture #2 there is a slight indentation at the bottom of the door. The machine should clean up better than it shows and the red front will really stand out with a little wax. This is a very rare find and near impossible to find.
This machine is for a true. The item "Vintage 1941 Mills Model 45 Coca Cola Machine / All Original Paint! Very Rare" is in sale since Friday, November 27, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Banks, Registers & Vending\Vending Machines\Soda".The seller is "johnnyangel891" and is located in Bay Village, Ohio. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.