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Entries Tagged as 'Coolers'

TruAde Picnic Cooler

June 27th, 2011 · 4 Comments

This is a vintage TruAde picnic cooler in original, un-restored condition. TruAde was a non-carbonated fruit drink available in orange, grape, grapefruit and chocolate, as well as other flavors. The TruAde company was based in Chicago, Illinois, but the drink was bottled in Washington D.C. Although it was very popular, the drink disappeared about [...]

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Tags: Coolers · Picnic Coolers

Royal Crown Atlas 18 Picnic Cooler

June 20th, 2011 · 10 Comments

This is an Atlas 18 Picnic Cooler that was manufactured for the Royal Crown Company Inc. by the Atlas Tool & Manufacturing Company of Missouri. We restored this cooler some years ago at Vintage Vending. It is embossed with the Royal Crown Cola logo and painted in the Royal Crown colors. This model was manufactured [...]

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Hancock Progress A1 Cooler

May 30th, 2011 · 3 Comments

This 1950s picnic cooler was manufactured by the Progress Refrigerator Company of Louisville, Kentucky. It has been restored and painted with the colors and graphics for the Hancock Oil Company of California.

This picnic cooler has an enameled steel exterior as well as a galvanized liner. On the interior there would have been a [...]

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

S & S All-Syze Bottle Cooler

April 25th, 2011 · 2 Comments

This is a vintage ad for a soda cooler manufactured by S & S Products Co. of Lima, Ohio. This cooler, referred to as the “All-Syze” Bottle Cooler, was introduced in the mid-1940s. This soda chest was designed to promote better sales of bottled soda by displaying the bottles very prominently for potential customers. According [...]

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Tags: Antique Advertising · Soda Coolers · Soda Machines · Soda Vending Machines

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

Glascock Coca-Cola Coolers Advertisement

August 23rd, 2010 · 8 Comments

This is an advertisement for several Coca-Cola coolers manufactured by the Glascock Brothers Mfg. Co. This ad is dated August 1931 and illustrates all of the Glascock coolers available at the time. There is the Standard, which was the first standardized ice box they made for the Coca-Cola Company in the late 1920s. The “Counter” [...]

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

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