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TruAde Picnic Cooler

June 27th, 2011 · 4 Comments

This is a vintage TruAde picnic cooler in original, un-restored condition. TruAde was a non-carbonated fruit drink available in orange, grape, grapefruit and chocolate, as well as other flavors. The TruAde company was based in Chicago, Illinois, but the drink was bottled in Washington D.C. Although it was very popular, the drink disappeared about [...]

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Tags: Coolers · Picnic Coolers

Royal Crown Atlas 18 Picnic Cooler

June 20th, 2011 · 10 Comments

This is an Atlas 18 Picnic Cooler that was manufactured for the Royal Crown Company Inc. by the Atlas Tool & Manufacturing Company of Missouri. We restored this cooler some years ago at Vintage Vending. It is embossed with the Royal Crown Cola logo and painted in the Royal Crown colors. This model was manufactured [...]

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Tags: Coolers · Picnic Coolers · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc.

S & S All-Syze Bottle Cooler

April 25th, 2011 · 2 Comments

This is a vintage ad for a soda cooler manufactured by S & S Products Co. of Lima, Ohio. This cooler, referred to as the “All-Syze” Bottle Cooler, was introduced in the mid-1940s. This soda chest was designed to promote better sales of bottled soda by displaying the bottles very prominently for potential customers. According [...]

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Tags: Antique Advertising · Soda Coolers · Soda Machines · Soda Vending Machines

Pepsi-Cola Soda Cooler

August 3rd, 2008 · 44 Comments

1940’s Pepsi-Cola Soda Cooler
This is a brochure for a rare Pepsi-Cola machine made by the Universal Cooler Corporation of Marion, Ohio. They were manufactured from the early to mid-1940’s as an automatic coin-operated vending machine. This electric cooler has a 66-bottle capacity with room for 50-chilled bottles and an additional 16 pre-cooled bottles. The [...]

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Tags: Pepsi-Cola · Soda Coolers

Coca-Cola VIP Cooler

July 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments

The Coca-Cola VIP Cooler
This VIP cooler was made for Coca-Cola who directed their marketing for this product toward smaller venues, like offices, social clubs, hair salons, waiting rooms and hotels. It could fit 120 6.5-ounce bottles of Coke, was equipped with two ice cube trays and had additional space for “party fixings”. The VIP was [...]

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Tags: Coca-Cola · Soda Coolers

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