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    Posted 9 years ago

    pspilka
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    Hello folks,
    I was exploring under my porch and discovered parts of a rusty old CocaCola sign and this 5 gal CocaCola syrup barrel. I cleaned off parts of the paper label, but when I saw that it was a coke product I stopped, so as to not damage it. On the bottom is written "Oak Grove", which is the name of a nearby train station. I also found another barrel, but that one has no label and seems to have extensive termite damage. Anyone have any idea of the age and rarity of the barrel? Thanks!

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    1. tom61375, 9 years ago
      My grandfather owned a diner & ice cream soda shop in Springfield , Massachusetts back in the 1960-80's. I was told they received syrups for the soda fountain in these barrels thru the 60's. As for the age of your barrel, I have no idea. I now know what the barrels look like to go with their stories of back in the day! =) Love it!
    2. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 9 years ago
      1930's, wood syrup keg, paper label, 5 gallon. In near mint condition, these are valued at $150 (the more label remaining, the better). Nice Find. I have a 10 gal version, can be seen here:

      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/59571-1930s-coca-cola-wood-syrup-keg-paper-l
    3. pspilka, 9 years ago
      Thanks for the quick responses. Too bad much of the label is missing! I'll have to see if I can clean it a bit more so I can display it. My house is 113 years old, so it is possible that barrel has been there since the 30s! If I didn't have to army crawl over broken glass and field stone, I would check out what under the other end of the porch.

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