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Posted 7 years ago


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This cooler was retrieved from my mother-in-laws basement several months ago. I did some research and found that the cooler was from the 1930's possibly 1939. It has a small surface rust spot. But otherwise in pretty original condition, Was wondering if anyone had any idea what it is worth.

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  1. SSmoothie, 7 years ago
    Its a Westinghouse Standard Cooler, made in the Mid 30s to 40s. Value is what you can get out of it I've bought some in better shape for $50 but seen them sold for more but need to be in nice shape. Looks like its missing the bottle opener and cap catcher.
  2. cocacolakid97 cocacolakid97, 7 years ago
    this is an 1939 coca cola westinghouse stantrd cooler. SSmothie, you must've gotten a heck of a deal for 50 dollars. Cause I think this is non-electical so this cooler can fetch as much as 200-250 dollars, even missing the cap cacther. Just some elbow grease into that thing and you shouldn't have any trouble getting at least 200 bucks. In mint condition these things are worth $550.
  3. steelerscotty, 7 years ago
    I have seen these in worse condition in my are (California) for $400.... I need to move to your guys area.. For $50 bucks I would be buying these all day long....
  4. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 7 years ago
    I agree with cocacolakid97. I think we all need to be out picking ssmothies back yard. LOL
  5. SSmoothie, 7 years ago
    Don't get me wrong other people want a lot more for them I just wait for the deals to come along. I've missed a couple for $100 sometime back but most have damage or missing the cap catcher or bottle opener, the one I'm doing right now I got for $50 had a badly dented lid but I found one for $60 with no dents.
  6. TulsaTime, 6 years ago
    Where can I find parts for this model? I just bought a pretty nice one ($85) but it doesn't have a lid or bottle cap catcher. Thanks!
  7. SSmoothie, 6 years ago
    Here is a good place TT.

  8. Hansen, 6 years ago
    Hi guys,
    I have this same chest but it has seen better days. It does have the lid but with a small rust hole in it. It does not have the cap catcher or opener. The screws are still there, LOL. The worst news is while researching it I found out that someone had cut the lower half off so now I have just the upper chest part, no storage area underneath. I am moving and need to part with it. Do you think there is any value for this in a garage sale?? I live in Washington state.
  9. SSmoothie, 6 years ago
    Hansen send me an email and were your located in Washington, I'm in Olympia.

  10. Juan Rodriguez, 6 years ago
    i found one just like it, and I got very lucky. The owener gave to me. This one have the bottle cap catcher, but need restoration and a lid. It had a fan motor on it.
  11. SSmoothie, 6 years ago
    Juan the cap catcher is usually gone on most of these cooler, good find. I maybe able to find you a original lid if you can not find one let me know. @

  12. perry, 6 years ago
    i have a this cooler and need lids and cap holder. any idea's. also i'm getting it bead blasted and powder coated for restoration. i'm looking for a color code.
  13. SSmoothie, 6 years ago
    Perry see my link on post #7 in this thread. They sell repop lids and cap catchers. I do have the original lids but not selling at this time I made need them for another cooler, but I may in the future sell them.

  14. terry, 6 years ago
    Hi my name is Terry from Nebraska I have a Coke Westinghouse Standard Cooler but I need the lid for it, can you help me thanks
  15. Peter, 6 years ago
    I have the same cooler as pictured above, but the inside is very rusted. No catcher or opener but the lids are there (with some rust). What is a fair price?
  16. Golfgibson, 7 months ago
    I have a 1939 coke ice chest made by the Tennessee Furniture Co. I have been looking for a vintage or original cap catcher. Does anyone have any suggestions where i might find one?

  17. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 7 months ago
    Golfgibson, there are some links in the comments you might be able to use to track one down.
  18. Golfgibson, 7 months ago
    Katherine, the only link I see is funtronics, but they do not have what I'm looking for. Thanks for responding, however.
  19. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 7 months ago
    I'm sorry, this is an old thread and some members from back then have left. However, since you revived the thread, and there are many members here who collect Coke stuff, one of them may reply to your question. Good luck! :)

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