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Orchard Imitation Grape Soda

Feb 02, 2010 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

  The Orchard brand imitation grape soda was a brand that was bottled by the Coca-Cola bottlers of Arkansas. It was a very small soda brand and may have existed independently before Coke bought the local brand to increase their sales in that particular area. This was, and still is, a very common practice of

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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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Triple AAA Root Beer

Jan 19, 2010 |  Retro Staff |  42 Comments

“Just Say ‘AAA’, Your Favorite Root Beer” The Triple “AAA” Company was a root beer manufacturer that started in 1937. They supplied extracts and syrups to soft drink bottlers, having created their product to compete with other soft drink makers likes Hires and A & W. They were a small company that went out of

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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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Brownie Root Beer

Jul 11, 2009 |  Retro Staff |  30 Comments

“Drink Brownie Club Beverages” Brownie Root Beer was one of the many carbonated beverages made by the Atlas Beverage Company. Atlas was started in Detroit, Michigan around 1929 by a Polish immigrant named Tomaszewski. When he retired, he passed the business to his sons, Walter and Butch. They ran the company together until Walter retired

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Sun Crest Soda

Jun 27, 2009 |  Retro Staff |  6 Comments

“Get Tingleated with Sun Crest” The National NuGrape Company introduced Sun Crest brand soda in 1938. It was created as a companion brand to their other soft drink line, NuGrape. Sun Crest soda was available in the following flavors: Orange, Strawberry, Grape, Pineapple, Peach, Cherry and Grapefruit. Sun Crest became the property of The Moxie

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Limca Soda

Jun 13, 2009 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

“Limca. It’s Veri, Veri Lime and Lemoni” Limca is a lemon-lime carbonated drink with a hint of ginger that has been produced in India since 1971. Limca is less sweet and has less carbonation than typical American soft drinks. It is distributed in India, Nigeria, the United Arab Emirates and Zambia. Limca is sold primarily

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Spring Grove Soda

Jun 06, 2009 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

“Classic Fountain Flavor” The Spring Grove Bottling Works was founded in 1895 by G.G. Ristey in Spring Grove, Minnesota. The soda caught on quickly, and within three years the bottling plant’s production doubled. G.G. Ristey’s brother, J.N. Ristey,  joined him as his business partner. In 1913 the brothers sold the business to another set of

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