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The Coke “Slow School Zone” Traffic Cop Sign

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  You might know him as the Coca-Cola Cop, the Coke Traffic Cop, or the Policeman Slow School Zone Sign. Whichever name you prefer, it’s the same vintage sign that’s one of the most sought-after Coke collectibles of all time—and an inspiration for one of our own decor products.     First produced in the

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The Iconic Coca-Cola Contour Bottle and Its 100th Anniversary

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    In 2015, the Coca-Cola contour bottle design turned 100 years old, sparking the Coke bottle centennial campaign. As part of the celebrations, the Coca-Cola Company released a gorgeous Coca-Cola hand and bottle sign. As seen above, this embossed, 21-inch high beauty has a powerful message—an outstretched hand holding a bottle of Coke. The

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The History of the Coca-Cola Christmas Bottle

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  Invented in 1886, Coca-Cola was only first bottled in 1894 when Vicksburg, Mississippi soda fountain owner Joseph Biedenharn realized the brisk sales at his soda fountain meant there could potentially be a market for bottled Coke. He set up bottling equipment in his candy store and was soon able to start selling cases of

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The Coca-Cola Company Distinctive Fishtail Logo is 60 Years Old

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  The Coca-Cola fishtail logo is very collectible among today’s retro Coke aficionados. The name for this distinctive design arose from the resemblance of both ends of the logo to a fishtail. Technically, it’s called an “Arciform,” meaning forming or resembling an arch.         First introduced in 1958, the fishtail logo appeared

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The Innovative IBM Selectric Typewriter

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  For more than 25 years, secretaries, students and writers put thoughts to paper using a technically-advanced piece of equipment. The IBM Selectric series made it’s debut on July 31, 1961, featuring some 2,800 parts. The Selectric was a game-changer in the world of typing and continued to be used in offices and classrooms long

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