This is a Coca-Cola Stadium Vendor that we restored. Many collectors refer to these as “bottle carriers” but they were more than that. These were not used simply to transport bottles of Coca-Cola. They were used at baseball games and other events where there were large crowds. A hawker would circulate through the crowd and shout out that he had refreshing, cold soft drinks to sell.
You can imagine that these stadium vendors could get pretty heavy after a while. They were loaded up with glass Coca-Cola bottles and plenty of ice to keep them cold. In addition, this stadium vendor had a unique feature of also have designated spaces for both paper cups and straws. This particular stadium vendor was made some time in the 1950s.
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