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7Up Cronstroms Picnic Cooler

Mar 17, 2010 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Manufactured by Cronstroms of Minnesota, this 7Up cooler is referred to as the #12. It was produced in the 1950s. All 7Up coolers were manufactured with white paint. The red embossed 7Up logo that is on this restored cooler looks just like the original. The pinstriping is an embellishment that was added. The lid attaches

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Glascock Junior Coca-Cola Cooler

Mar 08, 2010 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

This cooler was produced by Glascock Bros. Manufacturing in the 1930s. It has a 36-bottle capacity and bottom storage for either two cases of additional bottles of Coke or for empties. It was a smaller version of the standard Glascock cooler, and was intended for locations with limited floor space. The bottles and ice were placed

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1950 Garton Pink Kidillac

Mar 03, 2010 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Inspired by the design of the 1950 Cadillac, the Kidillac was the most sophisticated of the Garton pedal cars. Top-of-the-line, it featured a one-piece steel chassis, chain-powered pedaling, and a two-tone paint job. Resembling an actual Cadillac, this pedal car sported an electric horn, as well as headlights and taillights. It even came with a

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Restored 1939 Mercury Ride On Train

Mar 02, 2010 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Decades ago, kid-powered vehicles were the norm for young children. Ride-ons and pedal cars took more work on the part of the child, but that made for a truly enjoyable ride. Among this self-propelled vehicles were cars, trucks, fire trucks, planes and, yes, trains! Made of pressed steel – including the wheels – the 1939 Mercury Flyer toy

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