Coca-Cola Coolers On Location In California

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Some great photos here from the Vintage Vending archives…

These pictures are from a Coca-Cola salesman’s book of coolers he sold in California in the late ’30s early ’40s. It looks like after the cooler was on location he took some pictures and put them in a scrapbook. He recorded the name of the business and the address on the page with the picture.

All of the Coca-Cola coolers are Westinghouse models but the coolers are not the most interesting things in the photos.

Along with the cooler are great pictures of Gilmore and Texaco gas stations, grocery stores, factories and more. The pictures offer a glimpse of life in Southern California a long time ago. If you live in California and are familiar with the addresses it would be interesting to write in and tell us what is on that location now or if any of the businesses are still around. Hope you enjoy them.

Alpha Beta Market Display 116 E. Chapman Ave. Orange, CA

Alpha Beta Market Display 116 E. Chapman Ave. Orange, CA

Baxter Crowe 590 Coast Blvd. So. Laguna, CA

Baxter Crowe 590 Coast Blvd. So. Laguna, CA

Brock Glass Co. Ltd. 202 Santa Fe Santa Ana CA

Brock Glass Co. Ltd. 202 Santa Fe Santa Ana CA

Don Hobbs 1001 S. Spadra Rd. Fullerton, CA

Don Hobbs 1001 S. Spadra Rd. Fullerton, CA

Preston & Cox 405 D. St. Tustin, CA Grocery Store

Preston & Cox 405 D. St. Tustin, CA Grocery Store

The Careful Laundry 1606 S. Main Santa Ana CA

The Careful Laundry 1606 S. Main Santa Ana CA

Alpha Beta Fullerton, CA

Alpha Beta Fullerton, CA

Arch Beach Market 1910 S. Coast Laguna, CA

Arch Beach Market 1910 S. Coast Laguna, CA

Arch Beach Market 1910 S. Coast Laguna, CA

Arch Beach Market 1910 S. Coast Laguna, CA

Balboa Yacht Basin Balboa Island, CA

Balboa Yacht Basin Balboa Island, CA

Chiksan Tool Co. 330 N. Pomona Ave. Brea, CA

Chiksan Tool Co. 330 N. Pomona Ave. Brea, CA

Edwards Brothers Gas Station 102 N. Broadway Santa Ana CA

Edwards Brothers Gas Station 102 N. Broadway Santa Ana CA

Frank Angel 17th & Green Leaf Santa Ann, CA

Frank Angel 17th & Green Leaf Santa Ann, CA

George Gelser 520 Ocean Blvd. Huntington Beach, CA Texaco Gas Station

George Gelser 520 Ocean Blvd. Huntington Beach, CA Texaco Gas Station

Hiway Garage 1749 Newport Blvd Costa MESA, CA Gilmore Gas Station

Hiway Garage 1749 Newport Blvd Costa MESA, CA Gilmore Gas Station

I. D. Wallingford Bolsa, CA Grocery Store

I. D. Wallingford Bolsa, CA Grocery Store

J. E. Tracy 212 W. Central La Habra, CA Grocery Store

J. E. Tracy 212 W. Central La Habra, CA Grocery Store

James Flying Service at Fullerton Airport Fullerton, CA

James Flying Service at Fullerton Airport Fullerton, CA

McCoy Mills 124 W. Commonwealth Fullerton, CA

McCoy Mills 124 W. Commonwealth Fullerton, CA

Patton & Oman 400 D St. Tustin, CA Gilmore Gas Station

Patton & Oman 400 D St. Tustin, CA Gilmore Gas Station

R. E. Doss 17th & Greenleaf Santa Ana, CA Macmillan Gas Station

R. E. Doss 17th & Greenleaf Santa Ana, CA Macmillan Gas Station

Ray Berney 323 S. Spadra Rd. Fullerton, CA

Ray Berney 323 S. Spadra Rd. Fullerton, CA

Towner Manufacturing Co. 2111 W. 17th St. Santa Ana CA

Towner Manufacturing Co. 2111 W. 17th St. Santa Ana CA

Withers Brothers Packing House Placentia, CA

Withers Brothers Packing House Placentia, CA

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Last updated: Feb 23, 2008
Filed under: Vintage Vending Archives Tagged with: Coca-Cola, factories, gas stations, grocery