1931 Glascock Countertop Cooler
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 than $170 today).
The least expensive cooler ever manufactured by Glascock Bros. Manufacturing, this unit sold for just $5.95. It was their smallest countertop cooler, holding just 36 bottles and 20 pounds of ice. Cokes were kept cold using ice, and a spigot was used to drain the cooler as the ice melted.
The signs on this cooler were inserted into the side panels, which allowed them to be changed easily. Measuring 14″ high by 18″ wide and 26″ deep, these coolers are quite rare and considered very collectible.
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