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Vintage Coke Slider Chest Cooler Vending Machine

Feb 11, 2010 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Founded in 1892, Glascock Bros. originally manufactured washing machines. In 1928, though, Coca-Cola asked the Muncie, Indiana company to produce a specialized cooler it could sell to retailers. In the first year, Coca-Cola sold more than 30,000 units at $12.50 each. Glascock produced many variations of soda coolers for Coca-Cola, as well as other brands,

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1931 Glascock Countertop Cooler

Jan 25, 2010 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

In 1928, Coca-Cola hired sheet metal manufacturer Glascock Bros. to produce a special cooler Coca-Cola sold to retailers. Soonafter Glascock made its rectangular cooler, which included an iced box and a rack below for holding cases or empties. In its first year, Coca-Cola sold more than 30,000 of its branded coolers at $12.50 each (that’s more

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Limca Soda

Jun 13, 2009 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

“Limca. It’s Veri, Veri Lime and Lemoni” Limca is a lemon-lime carbonated drink with a hint of ginger that has been produced in India since 1971. Limca is less sweet and has less carbonation than typical American soft drinks. It is distributed in India, Nigeria, the United Arab Emirates and Zambia. Limca is sold primarily

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Chronology of Coca-Cola Cans

May 14, 2009 |  Retro Staff |  1  Comment

1940 to 1976 The Coca-Cola Archives issued this document in 1976. It illustrates the different can styles used from the very first can design to the can design used beginning in 1970. Coca-Cola was first introduced in cans in 1940. The original can design was a cone style can with a metal crown cap. Both

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Coca-Cola Bottle Shapes Over the Years

Jan 25, 2009 |  Retro Staff |  11 Comments

Coca-Cola’s Different Bottle Shapes Coca-Cola was first bottled by the Biedenharn Candy Company in Vicksburg, Mississippi in 1894. The proprietor, Joseph A. Biedenharn, was a customer of The Coca-Cola Company, buying Coca-Cola syrup and serving the soft drink to customers at his soda fountain. He came up with the idea of making Coke available to

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Santa and Coca-Cola Advertising

Dec 01, 2008 |  Retro Staff |  2 Comments

The Coca-Cola Company played a major role in the modern image of Santa Claus. Whether you know him as Santa, Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas or Kris Kringle, the most common image that comes to mind upon hearing his name is that of a white-haired and bearded, jolly old man clothed in a red suit with

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Vintage Coca-Cola Photos from Italy and Egypt

Oct 10, 2008 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

When the United States became involved in WWII, they brought Coca-Cola with them to Italy and North Africa. We wanted to share a few vintage photos showing Coca-Cola sales and distribution in Italy and Cairo, Egypt, postwar. This photo shows some of the Italian navy and a poster promoting the consumption of Coca-Cola. In American

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