Vintage Picnic Cooler Turned Suggestion Box

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Custom Retro Suggestion BoxWe made this suggestion box out of a generic Progress picnic cooler that we restored back when we were operating our Vintage Vending store. There was a slot cut in the top of the cooler for the suggestions to be placed in and the cooler was placed on top of a reproduction coolerette stand. We added two receptacles on either side, one for paper and one for pens and pencils. The paint job is entirely custom, with vinyl lettering and hand painting. The colors, like the aqua and pink, are classic 1950s style colors, giving this unit a truly retro look.

Manufactured by:
Progress Refrigerator Company
Louisville, Kentucky

This item is not for sale. We show restored items in our museum for viewing, information and to further the hobby of collecting and restoration. We also just want to share the photos of the many items we have restored over the years.

Last updated: May 07, 2010
Filed under: Retro Museum Tagged with: restorations, upcycling