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Entries from September 2010

Universal 7 Bottle Cooler

September 27th, 2010 · 9 Comments

These photos are of a restored Universal Container built for a 7-bottle capacity. These were made between the 1940s and the 1950s. The soda bottles were cooled by being surrounded with crushed ice. These picnic coolers were painted a mint green by the manufacturer.

The Universal Cooler Corporation was a division of the International Detrola [...]

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

Antique Hanson Barber Chair

September 22nd, 2010 · 17 Comments

The Louis Hanson Company was a prominent Chicago furniture maker. The Hanson Company was founded in Chicago around 1883 by Danish immigrant, Louis Hanson. His company first established itself as a manufacturer of picture frames and moldings. Years later, the company was known for producing high-quality hall furniture and mirrors. Most likely it was an [...]

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Oilzum Gas Station Sign

September 13th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The White & Bagley Company was founded in 1888 by F. W. White and H. P. Bagley. They set up shop Worcester, Massachusetts to create a reliable motor oil for the earliest automobiles. Formerly, car owners acquired their oil from blacksmiths and corner stores. These unbranded oils proved to be of inferior and inconsistent quality. [...]

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Tags: Gas & Oil Companies · Gas Pumps & Station Items · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc.

GE Monitor Top Fridge

September 6th, 2010 · 90 Comments

The Monitor Top Fridge is the most easily identified vintage refrigerator because of its unique top. It was named “Monitor Top” after the resemblance of its top to the turret on the ironclad Civil War warship, the USS Monitor. GE manufactured the Monitor Top Fridge from 1927 to 1936. It was finally replaced when GE [...]

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