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Hemp Coca-Cola Soda Cooler

June 7th, 2010 · 5 Comments

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The Coca-Cola cooler in this photo is the Hemp 9022. It resembles a fishing or tackle box and is a fairly rare cooler. The 9022 was the smallest in the series of 9020-series Hemp coolers. Originally these coolers were painted with white tops. This example has been restored with a solid red color scheme.

Hemp and Company was a division of the American Thermos Products Company. The first thermos, or “vacuum flask” was manufactured in 1892 by the scientist, Sir James Dewar. In 1907 the American Thermos Bottle Company of Brooklyn, New York purchased the Thermos trademark. They began manufacturing insulated picnic jugs and coolers in 1955 and many of them were for the Coca-Cola Company.

This ad features four models of the Hemp line of coolers: the 9022, 9023, 9024 and the 9025, all manufactured in the mid to late 1950s. These have all been embossed with the Coca-Cola Company logo. They are insulated and have galvanized aluminum liners with places to attach bottle openers and ice picks in the lid.

Manufactured by:

Hemp & Company
Macomb, Illinois

Tags: Coolers · Soda Coolers

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jean harlow // Aug 9, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    is this cooler for sale?

  • 2 Aubrey // Sep 11, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    What is the value/rarity of a restored piece like this?

  • 3 Tammy // Oct 28, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    I am looking for the sticker that goes on a Little Brown Chest cooler. Made in Macomb ill ….I found a cooler in a friends barn he said I could have it and I am cleaning it up..The logo is almost gone on the front. please if anyone can help me out here it would be just great. Thanks for your time. Tammy…the letters on the front are yellow and Chest is in red

  • 4 gary shaw // May 4, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    I have acquired an early metal Thermos style cooler that has a wire handle with wood and ceramic interior. It’s made by Macomb Manufacturing Co. Macomb IL. Patent dates of 1923 and 1924. Did Macomb Mfg sell to someone else?

  • 5 Andy Barcellona // Apr 28, 2015 at 8:44 am

    I am restoring a Pepsi Picnic Cooler from the 1955 to 1958 era. It is a ribbed aluminum shell and I am looking for the Pepsi Decal that goes on the latch. I would appreciate if someone has one to sell.

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