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Coca-Cola’s Sprite Boy

Jun 17, 2008 |  Retro Staff 6 Comments

Coca-Cola’s Sprite Boy During the ’40s and ’50s, The Coca-Cola Company used a lively little character in its advertising. Sprite Boy was created by the company’s staff artist, Haddon Sundblom. He was also the artist who created the Coca-Cola’s version of a jolly Santa. There has been some confusion about the origins of Sprite Boy.

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Filed under: Vintage Vending Archives Tagged with: Coca-Cola, Soda Pop

A Brief History of The Coca-Cola Company

Jun 01, 2008 |  Retro Staff No Comments

Invented by John Stith Pemberton in 1886, Coca-Cola was meant as a drink to impart good health and stamina. Pemberton was a pharmacist from Columbus, Georgia who originally made a cocawine called Pemberton’s French Wine Coca in 1885. When prohibition laws were passed within his county, Pemberton set out to make a new, non-alcoholic drink.

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20 Facts You May Not Have Known About Coca-Cola

May 23, 2008 |  Retro Staff 1  Comment

It’s been one of America’s favorite drinks since 1886. But just how much do we know about the history of Coca-Cola? Check out these interesting facts: The syrup for Coca-Cola was originally shipped in bright red wooden kegs, beginning Coca-Cola’s association with the color red. The Coca-Cola logo was created by inventor John Pemberton’s partner

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Coca-Cola Slogans Throughout the Years

May 17, 2008 |  Retro Staff No Comments

Since 1886, Coca-Cola has issued more than 45 official slogans. That’s an average of one for every 2.5 years. Slogans were used not only to describe the carbonated beverage, but were reflective of trends during the time they were used. How many of these do you recall? 1886: Drink Coca-Cola (To let people know Coca-Cola

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Coca-Cola Coolers On Location In California

Feb 23, 2008 |  Retro Staff 3 Comments

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

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How To Paint a Coca-Cola Truck

Feb 11, 2008 |  Retro Staff 3 Comments

Coca-Cola Truck and Car Paint Schemes Coca-Cola did not become one of the worlds most recognized brands by accident. From day one, the company spent a great deal of time and money developing its identity. Every year, or as it thought necessary, the company would put out standardization bulletins covering how everything with the Coca-Cola

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