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1950s Ice Cream Bike

Apr 14, 2010 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

While in the restoration business we worked on this ice cream vending bicycle produced during the 1950s. Made by Worksman Cycles (Queens, NY), this bike has a cooler with dual compartments attached to a tricycle. There is a row of bells on the handle bar to attract customers. Worksman is still around today and is the oldest bike

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Vintage Carta Blanca Mexican Ice Chest

Mar 05, 2010 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Some years ago, when we were in the restoration business, we worked on this Mexican cooler. It’s a beer cooler, manufactured for the makers of Carta Blanca “cerveza” (Spanish for beer). It’s a simple concept unit, meaning one filled the cooler with ice and then placed the bottles to either cool them or keep them

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Filed under: Retro Museum Tagged with: coolers, merchandising, restorations