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Hemp Coca-Cola Soda Cooler

June 7th, 2010 · 5 Comments

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.

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Tags: Coolers · Soda Coolers

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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1940s Dr. Pepper Picnic Cooler

March 22nd, 2010 · 31 Comments

This picnic cooler for Dr. Pepper was manufactured, we believe by Progress. It appears to be a rare example, since we’ve been unable to locate any in reference books or online. If you can share anything about this cooler, please add your comments.
The slogan, “Good For Life” appears on the front of the cooler and [...]

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German Coca-Cola Picnic Cooler: “Trink Eiskart”

September 23rd, 2009 · 6 Comments

This is a little German Coca-Cola picnic cooler that we restored. It was small—about the size of a Progress airline cooler and able to hold about 6 bottles. Unlike the Progress cooler, the lid comes completely off and there are no hinges. “Trink Eiskalt” translates as you might guess, to “Drink Cold”. We’re unsure of [...]

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Red Rock A1 Picnic Cooler

September 9th, 2009 · 3 Comments

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 [...]

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Squirt Progress A1 Picnic Cooler

July 31st, 2009 · 26 Comments

This is a 1950s picnic cooler made by the Progress Refrigerator Company for the makers of Squirt soda. This Progress A1 picnic cooler was made of steel with a galvanized liner. They originally came with a sandwich tray, but today it is hard to find examples with these intact. Squirt is one of the many [...]

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