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Advertising2085 of 4892just dug these signs. help with age.Early 1940s Pepsi 6 Pack Carton
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Posted 2 years ago

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This is a Dr Pepper cooler I purchased in New Braunfels, Texas for $75.00. It has been restored recently by a friend of mine who owns an auto body shop in Lubbock, Texas. The cooler was painted pink by someone using a paint brush. The new paint is PPG "Dr Pepper Green". This was a color Dr Pepper used on its trucks that Ditzler paint originally formulated for them. I believe the cooler is from the 1950's because of the lettering stamped on the front and back. I was lucky that the top tray was with the cooler and in good shape. Many of these are missing. The cooler was manufactured by the Progressive Refrigeration Company, Louisville, Kentucky. This company branded these cooler for Coca Cola, Pepsi, etc.. The Dr Pepper cooler is fairly rare since DP was only a regional market when these were made.

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  1. fifties50s fifties50s, 2 years ago
    nice but the color looks to green, look that truck : http://images50.fotki.com/v1527/photos/4/1440364/7745254/30sDrPepperTruck-vi.jpg

    maybe it's the light or the flash of the camera

    right color used by dr pepper for cooler : http://www.busandcamper.com/images/Dr_Pepper_cooler_3.jpg
  2. fdm, 2 years ago
    I new I would get this comment. It is not the true color. I need to take it outside I guess and retake my photo . :)
  3. fdm, 2 years ago
    Thanks toracat for the love. The color is dead on. I still need to retake a better photo and repost.
  4. fdm, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the love AR8Jason (Kevin).
  5. chump5252, 2 years ago
    Seen this in person and the pictures really don't bring out the true color. Thanks FDM for the post.
  6. fdm, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the love chump5252. I still need to get outside and retake that photo.
  7. fdm, 2 years ago
    True story...I lost my one and only digital camera. I found it yesterday. I have so many things to post ..now I can .My wife has one those smart phone that she offered to let me use..but I'm not smart enough.Ha.. Iwill get the picture soon with many more new posts and pictures. Thanks AR8Jason.
  8. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    I love the colour, right one or wrong one, the restoration work looks beautiful, only thing missing is lots of ice and some drinks !~
  9. fdm, 2 years ago
    Thank you PhilDavidAlexanderMorris for the love and your comment.

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