Originally a wet box, we converted this one to a air cooled
This cooler, like so many of our customers, had a family history going back several generations. It had been in storage, and along the way, it was painted white with a brush. As you can see below that white paint was coming off, and it was in a need of a full restoration.
The Westinghouse WE6 was originally a water-cooled or wet box. This meant that the drinks sat in about 6 inches of water that was cooled by the evaporator and circulated by an agitator. Many customers remember putting their hands down in that water to grab a Coke and the experience of that ice-cold water. On this restoration, for several reasons, it was decided that changing it to air-cooled was the best option. This machine required a full sandblast, lots of body work on the lids.