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Coca Cola Thermometers47 of 721950 Coca cola Coke bottle ThermometerMy Unknown Coca-Cola Thermometer
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Posted 4 years ago


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Snagged this 30's thermo on a BIN eBay auction. I've long admired this version, but never had any luck being high bidder. So I was glad to acquire for a reasonable expenditure. This one has some extra color. Looks like somebody painted the wall upon which it hung, but didn't bother moving it. But the paint blends well. I successfully removed some of it but rubbed a little too hard and got down to metal in a spot, so quit before I did any more damage. I've come to this realization about cleaning tin signs and trays: If surface distortion doesn't come off with soap and water, it probably ain't coming off without harming the piece.

This beauty hangs with two others along a thin strip next to our downstairs "library" door (see pic, also want to call attention to a sweet pretzel tin, which one of the Great Eight, Mr. Tommy, sent as a gift. Thanks again Tom, very generous and I love it!)


  1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
    Very Nice, I've always like these also. again Nice find.
  2. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 4 years ago
    Thanks Kerry.
  3. Signaholic Signaholic, 4 years ago
    Great Dave! Still in wonderful condition, for some reason the paint used on these older therms was not very thick and it easily chips as well as rubs off. I too have learned this the hard way. The GREAT 8 continues to impress! Giving is what it's all about.
  4. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 4 years ago
    You bet Perry and I appreciate the kind words.
  5. spriteboy42 spriteboy42, 4 years ago
    It would be really cool if the company had made a straight bottle version.
  6. Signaholic Signaholic, 4 years ago
    Boy you're right there!
  7. EJW-54 EJW-54, 4 years ago
    very nice, this ones on my list, I have the 60's and 50's ones but not your 40's one. love it.
  8. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 4 years ago
    Thanks EJW. Petretti's 12th lists this version as 1930's and the the trade mark detail indicates as much ("Trade Mark Reg. U.S. Pat. Off." printed in tail of first C of Coca-Cola logo from 1930-1941).
  9. tommy1002 tommy1002, 4 years ago
    Good to see you got the thermo at a reasonable price, some of them have been way out there lately. Also you are very welcome my friend!!
  10. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 4 years ago

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