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Open 24/7, this retro museum features vintage advertising, “then” cutting-edge appliances, maps, catalogs, classic toys and more. Learn the history of the Lucky Cat and review the chronology of Coca-Cola cans. You’ll find even more at the Collecting section.

Coca-Cola 1930s Multiplex Fountain Dispenser

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From our collection comes this truly vintage Coca-Cola soda fountain dispenser, dating back to the 1930s. Coke dispensers, coolers and counters are some of the most collectible of all soda pop items. Sorry, these items are for reference only and are not for sale. This Multiplex Fountain Dispenser was the first automatic soda fountain dispenser. It would have

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Repurposed Vintage Fire Call Box – Now a Telephone Stand with Lamp

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Years ago, when we were in the restoration business, we received a fire department call box to repurpose into a telephone stand. We’re not sure of the original manufacturer, but the box resembles the Gamewell Corp. fire box made in the ’40s and ’50s. Also added to this vintage piece was a globe lamp on top.

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Coca-Cola Victor 3 Door Cooler / Counter

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Produced during the early to mid-1950s, the Victor C-31 cooler was designed as a large-volume Coca-Cola bottle cooler. It has three sliding doors to access the drinks and storage for up to 756 bottles of Coca-Cola. There are two built-in cap catchers and the countertop (originally black) was an option at the time of purchase.

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Vintage Dr. Pepper Stadium Vendor

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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

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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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