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Vintage Dr. Pepper Stadium Vendor

Mar 24, 2010 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

These were referred to as “stadium vendors” for the reason that they were carried by soda hawkers at baseball stadiums and other sporting venues. These enterprising individuals worked on commission and the stadium vendors allowed them to carry soda through the stands to sell to the thirsty event goers. This 1940s metal soda carrier has

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Grapette Progress A1 Cooler

Mar 23, 2010 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Probably the most common of the Grapette coolers, this unit was made in the 1940s. It has a galvanized sandwich tray and liner. There is a side-mounted bottle opener, as well as a lid handle and one large carrying handle. The drain on this model is positioned on the front of the cooler. Dimensions: 19″L x

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7Up Cronstroms Picnic Cooler

Mar 17, 2010 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Manufactured by Cronstroms of Minnesota, this 7Up cooler is referred to as the #12. It was produced in the 1950s. All 7Up coolers were manufactured with white paint. The red embossed 7Up logo that is on this restored cooler looks just like the original. The pinstriping is an embellishment that was added. The lid attaches

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1950s 7Up Stadium Carrier

Mar 15, 2010 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

This is a 7Up stadium vendor, also known as a bottle carrier. Vessels like these were carried by soda hawkers at baseball games and similar venues, as they sold refreshments to people attending the events. This metal carrier dates to the 1950s and would have been filled with ice and then the bottles of 7Up.

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