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Glascock Junior Coca-Cola Cooler

Mar 08, 2010 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

This cooler was produced by Glascock Bros. Manufacturing in the 1930s. It has a 36-bottle capacity and bottom storage for either two cases of additional bottles of Coke or for empties. It was a smaller version of the standard Glascock cooler, and was intended for locations with limited floor space. The bottles and ice were placed

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Vintage Carta Blanca Mexican Ice Chest

Mar 05, 2010 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Some years ago, when we were in the restoration business, we worked on this Mexican cooler. It’s a beer cooler, manufactured for the makers of Carta Blanca “cerveza” (Spanish for beer). It’s a simple concept unit, meaning one filled the cooler with ice and then placed the bottles to either cool them or keep them

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Vintage Coke Slider Chest Cooler Vending Machine

Feb 11, 2010 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Founded in 1892, Glascock Bros. originally manufactured washing machines. In 1928, though, Coca-Cola asked the Muncie, Indiana company to produce a specialized cooler it could sell to retailers. In the first year, Coca-Cola sold more than 30,000 units at $12.50 each. Glascock produced many variations of soda coolers for Coca-Cola, as well as other brands,

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1931 Glascock Countertop Cooler

Jan 25, 2010 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

In 1928, Coca-Cola hired sheet metal manufacturer Glascock Bros. to produce a special cooler Coca-Cola sold to retailers. Soonafter Glascock made its rectangular cooler, which included an iced box and a rack below for holding cases or empties. In its first year, Coca-Cola sold more than 30,000 of its branded coolers at $12.50 each (that’s more

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