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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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