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Glascock Junior Coca-Cola Cooler

July 1st, 2009 · 23 Comments

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1930s Glascock Cooler

The Glascock Junior was a single case cooler, capable of holding 36 chilled bottles. This makes it the same size as the Glascock countertop. The Junior had storage beneath for two cases of bottles and came on legs with casters.

Glascock Coca-Cola Cooler

It was equipped with a bottle opener. The sides were covered in removable panel inserts that could be changed out for different soft drink brands or messages, such as “Please Pay the Clerk”. They were painted a distinct Moroccan green that the Glascock coolers became known for. The bottles of Coke were kept cool with ice water.

Coke Insert Glascock

Glascock was the first manufacturer to produce officially approved coolers for the Coca-Cola Company. The Junior model followed its predecessor, the Standard and was intended for stores with limited floor space. Coca-Cola was vended simply by lifting the lid of the cooler and removing a bottle. The customer then paid the store clerk for the soft drink. The original price for the Junior was $7.95.

Junior Size Glascock

Junior Coca-Cola Cooler

Coca-Cola Company Plaque

Dimensions: 30”H x 17 1/2”W x 17 1/2”D
Produced: In the early 1930s

Manufactured by:
Glascock Bros. Manufacturing Co.
Muncie, Indiana

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Tags: Coca-Cola · Soda Coolers

23 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Marzipan // Jul 5, 2009 at 9:37 am

    This is awesome!!!

  • 2 Amy Jennings // Sep 23, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Where can I buy one of these? I have been looking for a real long time.

  • 3 Sammy Escoe // Nov 6, 2009 at 10:34 am

    I have the original cooler jr. and it is in fair shape. My Father-in Law owned a small store in the 40,s
    after his death my wife now owns it. It has metal wheels, they are rusty but still turn. The brass plate is from Glascock Mfg Co.

  • 4 Sammy Escoe // Nov 6, 2009 at 10:46 am

    PS Our cooler is painted military Olive Drab (OD) which is the color that came from factory with.

  • 5 John Wayne // Jan 9, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    I have one of these. It is an original in great shape. Let me know if you are still interested.

  • 6 Don Glascock // Mar 9, 2010 at 12:47 am

    i am very interested in one of the glasscock juniors. if willing to sell email me please. Thank you

  • 7 Don Glascock // Mar 9, 2010 at 12:54 am

    If anyone interseted in selling a glascock junior my email address is agpilot71639@yahoo.com again thank you

  • 8 Jim Sparks // Apr 29, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    In good unrestored condition what would be the value. Thanks.

  • 9 vintagevending // Apr 30, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Jim,

    We can’t estimate a value for you, but you can try ebay or Craig’s List to see if there are any listed there. Also check out http://soda-machines.com/discussions/index.php.

  • 10 dan // Jun 7, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    I have a reproduction i’m willing to part with.
    email if interested, i’ll send pics. In very good condition. bought new 2 years ago, never used.
    heyhee@charter.net

  • 11 Jim // Jan 18, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    I am interested in a floor model glascock–I have two countertops

  • 12 Dave // Mar 18, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    I was gifted about 15 years ago a virtually identical cooler (same size, color, etc) but was manufactured by “Gor-Don metal products in Canada”.

    Is anyone privy to more information about this piece?

  • 13 morris salame // Apr 29, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    I have the jr for sale: three nice sides, one side with some rust. Asking $1500

  • 14 Chuck Bubie // May 15, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    any info on embossed insert panels for coke Jr its square Glascock bros.

  • 15 bILL // Jun 9, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Can the color be red also or just green?

  • 16 Mathilda // Nov 26, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    I have a reproduction one that looks exactly like that except for the brass plate, but the dimentions are the same and it is made of metal the same color everything. How much would this be worth because I am thinking of selling it. It is in excellent condition. Almost like new.

  • 17 Richard // Feb 5, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Im searching for a picture of a standard countertop model Glascock Coca Cola cooler if anyone has please send . I beleive i have one but have yet to find a picture of exactly what i have in my garage. Thanks

  • 18 Don Gillum // Sep 30, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    I have a Vess Whistle Glascock Junior Cooler exactly like the ones shown. The tin sided (panels) are embossed with all the vess whistle print and pictures . The cooler was painted over with a gray paint, covering all the original paint. Would I be devalueing it if I had it repainted? I have never seen one other than this one.

  • 19 vintagevending // Oct 1, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Don,
    The cooler would not be devalued by repainting it, since it already had the paint redone. As far as whether any cooler or machine loses value once they are restored, it is up to the preference of the individual collector. Some people prefer original finishes and others would prefer a machine looking brand new, even if that requires a restoration. Like any other collectible, it is only worth what people will be willing to pay for it. Markets for things like vintage coolers and machines vary depending on the economy and the scarcity of an object. If you are willing to put the work into it (or to pay someone else to do it) it would be nice to have your cooler restored to its former glory, but it is purely up to you.

  • 20 Kevin // Jan 2, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    I have a junior and want to restore it. Where can I find the correct morracan green spray paint?

  • 21 Andy // Aug 1, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Hello, I have a replica of the 1930’s Coca-Cola Glascock metal cooler. It has been used in our convenience store for the past 3 years for the 8 oz glass bottle Cokes. The only difference is mine has silver instead of brass. It is in great shape with some visible wear. I am interested in selling it but I am not sure what it is worth. Can anyone help? If you would like to email me my address is atadrew77@gmail.com

  • 22 Cliff // Sep 8, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Can someone please tell me the original colors of this. I am currently restoring one. Thanks

  • 23 Virginia // Apr 9, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    I also have one of these, a 50’s one, mail me if interested, £600 my email address ginnyrich@live.co.uk xx

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