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Grapette Progress A1 Picnic Cooler

April 12th, 2010 · 2 Comments

This 1950s picnic cooler was manufactured by the Progress Refrigerator Company of Louisville, Kentucky. It was produced for the Grapette Company, makers of Grapette Grape soda in Camden, Arkansas. Grapette Soda was first created in 1939 and is still being made today.
This picnic cooler has an enameled steel exterior and a galvanized liner. It [...]

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Arnold Soda Bottle Chest Coolers

January 18th, 2010 · 2 Comments

These are a series of ads for Arnold Bottle Chest Coolers. These were manufactured by G. J. Arnold Bottlers’ Supplies Co. in the late 1930s and early 1940s. They must be quite rare, as I was only able to locate one source that even knew about the Arnold coolers: in the book titled “Classic Soda [...]

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