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Cavalier Corporation Soda Machine Company

October 29th, 2008 · 253 Comments

Originally starting as a sawmill, the Tennessee Furniture Company of Chattanooga opened in 1865. It began as an offshoot of the sawmill, in order to sell off the flawed pieces of wood that wouldn’t have sold otherwise. Gaston Raoul was the second owner of the furniture company. He bought an additional enterprise, the Odorless Refrigeration [...]

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Tags: Antique Advertising · Coca-Cola · Manufacturer Histories · Soda Fountain & Dispensers · Soda Vending Machines · Vintage Cups Glasses & Mugs

Coca-Cola Employee Uniforms

October 10th, 2008 · 16 Comments

Official Coca-Cola Company Uniforms
Are you in the mood for a little nostalgia? These photos are of vintage brochures advertising various styles of Riverside uniforms made for the employees of the Coca-Cola Company. The Riverside Manufacturing Company has been in business since 1911, and still makes corporate uniforms today out of Moultrie, Georgia.

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Tags: The Cola-Cola Company · Unique & Unusual

Coca-Cola Vendo 44 Soda Machine

September 29th, 2008 · 109 Comments

Coca-Cola Vendo 44 Soda Vending Machine
The most desirable Coca-Cola soda machine ever made, the Vendo 44 was produced exclusively for the Coca-Cola Company from 1956 to 1959. The very narrow width of this machine has made it a highly collectible machine for both the veteran collector as well as newcomers to the hobby. These machines, [...]

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Tags: Coca-Cola · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc. · Soda Machines · The Vendo Company

Pictorial Decalcomanias & Diner Signs

September 11th, 2008 · No Comments

Pictorial Decalcomanias, or Diner Signs
Although a little hard to read, the photo title reads “Dual Purpose Pictorial Decalcomanias”. In other words, decals. These images were transferred using heat to a non-porous surface, such as glass or ceramic. The process is an offset process, meaning the image is reversed when placed onto the surface. The first [...]

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Tags: Diner Signs · Pictorial Decalcomanias · Unique & Unusual

Soft Drink and Fountain Dispenser Evolution

August 7th, 2008 · 29 Comments

The Evolution of Soft Drink Dispensing
Recently, while doing descriptions for the soda fountain dispensers in the Retroplanet Museum, I was struck by how little I knew about how these IN-dispensable drinks evolved. Drinks like Coca-Cola and Pepsi have become such a staple in the American diet that I think many of us take them for [...]

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Tags: Coca-Cola · Pepsi-Cola · Soda Fountain & Dispensers

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