Posted 3 years ago
Recently bought this Westinghouse WD-12 Coca-Cola cooler from a posting on Facebook. It is in overall good condition. The lid shows expected wear from a unit likely made almost 70 years ago. The serial number on this unit begins with 1054 leading me to think it was made in October of 1954. A retired Coca-Cola service man confirmed this is likely the case. WD-12’s were made through about 1956 according to what I’ve read. It is currently being re-wired and will get a new thermostat, new bottle opener and new rubber bumpers that the lid rests on when open. The interior galvanized steel is in great condition and ready for use. I have no intentions of restoring this case as the patina and wear just speak to its history and age and only add to its appeal.