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Coca-Cola Stadium Vendor

April 20th, 2009 · 4 Comments

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Coca-Cola Bottle Carrier

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.

Stadium Soda Pop Vendor

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.

Coke Stadium Vendor with Strap

This item is not for sale. We show restored items in this blog to encourage discussion, prompt questions and further the hobby of collecting and restoration. We also enjoy sharing the photos of the many items we have restored over the years.

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

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 emu // Jan 8, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    These are still in use at FSU football games at Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium

  • 2 Bill Comeau // Mar 13, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    I have one of the same bottlie carrier not restored FOR SALE make me an offer My phone is 978 602 3902

  • 3 Lynne // Aug 20, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    I have an insulated “stadium vendors” coca cola cooler it is missing the strap it appears to be pretty old I can not find another one like it on line. It is very heavy , 16″L x 9-1/2 W & 6″deep
    it is curved to fit around your waist. Can anyone help with dating and what it’s worth-Thanks!

  • 4 Tommy // Jan 16, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    I saw one of these at an antique store. but I dont think it had a place for the straws and cups. is this a remake? lots of rust and wear. earlier model?

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