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A Brief History of The Coca-Cola Company

Jun 01, 2008 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Invented by John Stith Pemberton in 1886, Coca-Cola was meant as a drink to impart good health and stamina. Pemberton was a pharmacist from Columbus, Georgia who originally made a cocawine called Pemberton’s French Wine Coca in 1885. When prohibition laws were passed within his county, Pemberton set out to make a new, non-alcoholic drink.

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20 Facts You May Not Have Known About Coca-Cola

May 23, 2008 |  Retro Staff |  1  Comment

It’s been one of America’s favorite drinks since 1886. But just how much do we know about the history of Coca-Cola? Check out these interesting facts: The syrup for Coca-Cola was originally shipped in bright red wooden kegs, beginning Coca-Cola’s association with the color red. The Coca-Cola logo was created by inventor John Pemberton’s partner

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Filed under: Vintage Vending Archives Tagged with: Coca-Cola, Soda Pop

Choosing a 1950s Classic Soda Machine to Restore

Jan 21, 2008 |  Retro Staff |  21 Comments

Back when we were in the restoration business the items we restored most were soda machines. The model we restored most often was the Coca-Cola Vendo 81. The reasons that made it our best seller are the same reasons you should consider it if you are planning on spending the time and money to restore

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Collecting Vintage Soda Fountain Glasses and Paper Cups

Oct 25, 2007 |  Retro Staff |  13 Comments

Back when the majority of soda was sold at fountains almost every brand had their own designed glass used for serving. The result? Hundreds of different brands and styles of soda fountain glasses and paper cups available to collect. Early soda fountain glasses have a syrup line – the mark to which servers filled with

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