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1930s-1940s Orange Crush Soda Fountain Dispenser

Feb 15, 2010 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

From our days in the restoration business comes this Adco Orange Crush soda fountain style soft drink dispenser. Produced from the mid-193os to the early ’40s, the unit was capable of blending syrup and carbonated water to make Orange Crush soda.   This unit would have been mounted onto the counter. On the lid, serving

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1890s Soda Fountain Dual Dispenser

Feb 14, 2010 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

The saturation of water with carbon dioxide dates back to the early 1770s. While the soda fountain itself kicked off in Europe, it saw great success when, in 1806, Yale chemistry professor Benjamin Silliman introduced soda water to the United States. In the early 1830s, John Matthews and John Lippincott started the manufacture of soda fountains, equipment

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Vintage Collectible: Bob’s Big Boy Statue

Feb 13, 2010 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Bob’s Big Boy: the ultimate conversation piece. This fully restored, original Big Boy is the coolest! Measuring 7 1/2 foot tall, and clad in his traditional red and white overalls, he’s holding the largest burger you’ve ever seen. This is an original statue that would have been found at the classic Bob’s Big Boy Restaurant.

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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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1940s Pepsi-Cola Mexican Mini Cooler

Jan 17, 2010 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Shaped like a small refrigerator, this double-dot mini cooler features embossing. We believe it comes from Mexico. Dimensions are  33” high x 18.5” wide x 15” deep. Sorry, this item is not for sale. We show restored items in our museum for viewing, information and to further the hobby of collecting and restoration. We also

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Filed under: Retro Museum Tagged with: restorations, Soda Pop