This Progress A1 picnic cooler is referred to as the “tall” version. It shares the same dimensions in width and length as the smaller A1 coolers, but this model is 2 ½ inches taller. It has a 38-bottle capacity and is embossed with the Red Rock Cola brand. Red Rock was a soda brand founded in 1885 by Lee Hagan and G. T. Dodd of Atlanta, Georgia. When they started the Red Rock Company their first soda flavor was ginger ale. In 1894 they added a cola to their line that was sold in 12-ounce bottles. In their early days, Red Rock was a leader in soda distribution, but by the late 50’s their business was in serious decline. Today the distribution rights to Red Rock Cola are owned by American West Beverages of Kennesaw, Georgia.
Dimensions: 19L x 13”W x 21 ½”H
Produced: Late 40’s to 50’s
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