Posted 1 year ago
One of the earliest and rarer items in my collection, this is a 1900's (I think 1917) Coca-Cola shipping crate. This held 48 bottles and were used to ship Coke bottles via train or steamer ship. Very heavy (without bottles)! Constructed of thick wood with a metal clasp on the lid.
On the sides of this crate, it reads: THIS BOX AND BOTTLES CANNOT BE SOLD UNDER PENALTY OF THE LAW. And then crate manufacturer of Racine, Wisconsin.
This baby measure: 19" x 26" x 10" and like I said, it must've took a strong man to load these crates onto the freight trains.
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