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Entries from June 2009

Coca-Cola Plastic Bottle Coolers

June 30th, 2009 · No Comments

These are a series of brochures for some vinyl Coca-Cola picnic coolers with dates ranging from about 1939 to 1957. The dates are determined by the slogans used. “Whoever you are, whatever you do…” was used by the Coca-Cola Company beginning in 1939 until about 1942. “Sign of good taste” was slogan used in 1957. [...]

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Tags: Antique Advertising · Coca-Cola Advertising · Soda Coolers

Mobile Glasco Coca-Cola Cup Vendors

June 26th, 2009 · 3 Comments

The pages pictured here are from an old Coca-Cola Company equipment brochure, describing some of the equipment available for use by the vendors of Coca-Cola soft drinks. These are mobile, or stadium cup vendors that could be utilized at various events, such as sports, fairs or others gatherings. These appear to be manufactured by the [...]

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Tags: Antique Advertising · Coca-Cola · Coca-Cola Advertising

Canada Dry Progress A1 Cooler

June 22nd, 2009 · 21 Comments

This is a picnic cooler made by the Progress Refrigerator Company in the 1950s. It is embossed with the Canada Dry logo and this model is referred to as the Progress A1. Canada Dry is just one of the many companies Progress produced coolers for. Some of the other soda companies they made coolers for [...]

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Tags: Picnic Coolers · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc.

Gulf Fuel Oils Advertising Display

June 19th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Here are some photos of a great Gulf Oil display we once owned. We really did not do much to it as far as restoration goes besides giving it a good cleaning. This is an unusual piece and I would guess it could have been found in the corporate offices of a refinery or maybe [...]

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Tags: Antique Advertising · Gulf

Coca-Cola Picnic Cooler

June 17th, 2009 · 12 Comments

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As you can see by the “before” photo of this un-embossed cooler, it definitely was produced as Coca-Cola. This was a great little cooler with a detachable tray on the bottom where you could keep things dry. There also were places inside the lid for a can/bottle opener and an ice pick. This was a [...]

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Tags: Coca-Cola · Picnic Coolers · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc.

Pepsi-Cola Vendo Coin Changer

June 15th, 2009 · 11 Comments

Here is a Vendo coin changer painted in Pepsi colors and fastened to a custom-made stand with custom graphics. Vendo put out the coin changer so you could get nickels in place of a quarter or a dime, primarily so you could buy a Coke from one of their soda machines. You would find them [...]

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Tags: Pepsi-Cola · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc. · Unique & Unusual · Vendo

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