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Entries from September 2009

Mister Donut Cup & Saucer

September 10th, 2009 · No Comments

Vintage Cups, Glasses and Mugs
In our blogs, we’ve been featuring a different promotional or corporate restaurantware product made over the years. This is another in the group of cool retro cups, glasses or mugs from our large collection. Here we’ll be sharing what we’ve learned about it and we welcome your additional input and comments.
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Tags: Vintage Cups Glasses & Mugs

Red Rock A1 Picnic Cooler

September 9th, 2009 · 3 Comments

This Progress A1 picnic cooler is referred to as the “tall” version. It shares the same dimensions in width and length as the smaller A1 coolers, but this model is 2 ½ inches taller. It has a 38-bottle capacity and is embossed with the Red Rock Cola brand. Red Rock was a soda brand founded [...]

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Tags: Coolers · Picnic Coolers · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc.

Detroit Police Telephone Call Box

September 7th, 2009 · 42 Comments

The first police call boxes were created in 1883 for the city of Washington, D.C. They made it possible for both the public and the police to contact the local police station in the event of an emergency. The idea quickly caught on across the U.S. and call boxes were installed in other large cities. [...]

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Tags: Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc. · Unique & Unusual

1940s Westinghouse Water Cooler

September 4th, 2009 · 26 Comments

These photos are of two models of water cooler manufactured by the Westinghouse Electric Company some time in the 1940s. These are not simply water bubblers, like those commonly seen in public places. These models were designed to be used in a different setting, such as an office. They both have a freezer compartment for [...]

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Tags: Antique Advertising · Unique & Unusual

Antique White Frost Round Ice Box

September 2nd, 2009 · 35 Comments

In order to keep food from spoiling back in the days before electric refrigeration, it was necessary to keep it in an icebox. These units were made of wood or metal and the food was kept chilled by adding blocks of ice. The ice was delivered by the iceman on his horse drawn ice truck. [...]

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Tags: Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc.

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