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The Coke “Slow School Zone” Traffic Cop Sign

Jan 17, 2019 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

  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

Jan 09, 2019 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

    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

Nov 29, 2018 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

  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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Greatest Year in Coca-Cola History—1929

Sep 17, 2018 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Ask Coca-Cola fans which is the greatest year in Coke history, and you’ll get all sorts of answers. Likely choices include 1886 when pharmacist John S. Pemberton created the fabulous drink; 1915, the year the contour bottle was created; or 1950 when Coke became the first product to appear on the cover of Time magazine.

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Coca-Cola: “Great For Lunch” Ads Since the 1930s

Jul 02, 2018 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

    Coca-Cola has been promoted as the perfect accompaniment to sandwiches, burgers and hot dogs as far back as the early 1930s. Whereas the earliest ads encouraged people to drink Coca-Cola to be refreshed, soon the Coca-Cola Company realized that it went well with all types of food and the Coca-Cola with food ad

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Coca-Cola Introduced the Handy Six Pack in 1923

Jun 26, 2018 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

“Take Home a Carton, It’s Easy to Carry” We’re used to the sight of cardboard six-pack carriers for bottled beverages but when the Coca-Cola Company first introduced the cardboard carrier carton, it was quite a great innovation.     The Coca-Cola Company introduced cardboard six-pack carriers in 1923. Although others have taken credit for the

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100th Anniversary of the Iconic Coca-Cola Bottle

Dec 18, 2015 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

The design of the Coca-Cola bottle as we know it today was invented 100 years ago this year.     Beginning in 1899 Coke was bottled in amber or clear glass bottles with straight sides. Competing manufacturers were producing imitations with bottles and labels so similar to the Coca-Cola brand that the Coca-Cola Company was

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