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    Posted 8 years ago

    Sunshine55
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    I can't seem to find this anywhere, and was wondering if anyone knew what it is! I don't want to refinish it, but would like to know if I'm missing pieces!

    37 1/2" tall in front with wheels- not original
    38 1/2" in back
    41" wide
    24" deep

    It has a drain that you unscrew from the outside!

    Thanks for any help

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    1. Sunshine55, 8 years ago
      knows what it is! Sorry
    2. toolbox, 8 years ago
      What you have there is a Master Ice chest that was manufactured in 1934-1938. It was made by Westinghouse or Cavalier. If you would look along the inside upper tank wall on the right end you should find some embossed letters and/or numbers. W is for Westinghouse and TN is for Cavalier. The rest of the characters represent the manufacturing date. Let us know what you find there, a picture would be best, and I can translate into a year date.
      The top is not the original. It was also made by Westinghouse or Cavalier, but it was made in the late 40’s and for the smaller Standard size chest. That’s why the 2x12 board is laying over one end. Your unit is missing the Cap Catcher, which hangs below the bottle opener.
      Have a good one
      Toolbox Ted
    3. Sunshine55, 8 years ago
      Thank you Toolbox Ted! That was amazing! I found some letters for you from the inside W-DDU. The pic came out a little dark! I hope I can find the top that fits. I don't mind the wood, but the top would be best! :) Thanks again!
    4. toolbox, 8 years ago
      Here’s an explanation of the embossed DATE CODE on Coca-Cola Coolers found on the right tank wall end near the top.
      W- stands for Westinghouse as being the manufacturer of the cooler.
      Their number code was ‘R A D I O T U B E S’. R=1 thru S=0 or 10.
      A few examples; W- DDU = Westinghouse, Mar 1937
      W- SIR = “ Oct 1941
      W-RAOS = “ Dec 1950
      TN – stands for Cavalier as being the manufacturer of the cooler (hence the nickname of ‘Tennessee Cooler’).
      Their code is straight forward, the first two digits are the year and the last one or two digits are the month.
      An example; TN-40-2 = Cavalier, 1940 Feb.
      Glad I could help.
      Toolbox Ted

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