This is a perfect candidate for a full restoration project. Please contact me for any specifics. One of my favorite Manley popcorn machines is the Model 47 (M-47).
It is similar to the M-46, M-48, and M-49. When it was first introduced in 1946, it was referred to as the MLT-46.Where MLT stands for Manley Life Time model. The 1939 was also referred to as the Life Time Model. In 1949, the M-line was referred to as the standard model. Later it was referred to as the Regular M. This model was made later than 1952 when Manley began to number their models.
At this point, it was assigned Model 28. At some point it was referred to as the Premier.
Starting in 1952, model numbers referred to the model, not the year of manufacture. Prior to 1946 no model numbers were used, however they did sometimes use lot numbers. There is some confusion on the model numbers of the Manley popcorn machines. For example, the model number listed on the following machine's ID tag is 47, not M-47. The Premier line also used model 48 and model 49, as well as a model 50.
The Aristocrat was introduced in 1950. An M-50 has not been found. So, if someone mentions a model 48, it could be either a Premier, M-Line model or some other model. The item "Vintage Manley popcorn machine" is in sale since Sunday, March 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Small Appliances\Popcorn Poppers".
The seller is "bankdon" and is located in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.