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    Posted 10 years ago

    cocacolaki…
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    Here's my fairly common, 1950's possibly late 40's coca cola picnic cooler made by the action mfg co. Bought this at a antique market for I think $65 or $85. I can't remember. I've always wanted the cooler with the art deco style "DRINK". That's part of the reason I think it's from the late fortys. Like 1948-49. It's in rough shape, I think it's missing the tray, and the really cool part is you can see some circles on the bottom were bottles were! Dying to here what everybody else thinks.

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    1. jeff, 10 years ago
      i have the same exact one just in better shape......and like u said it only Says "DRINK".
    2. Navy-John, 10 years ago
      When I was a kid we used ours and I remember not being able to move it by my self.
    3. cocacolakid97 cocacolakid97, 10 years ago
      I know, arn't they heavy?
    4. cocacolakid97 cocacolakid97, 10 years ago
      Hey Ray, if your out there, can ya answer this for me? At an antique mall, they were selling a 1929 glaslock full size cooler, in pretty decent shape, maybe a good/fine condition, for $800, is it a good deal?
    5. cocacolakid97 cocacolakid97, 10 years ago
      I would if I could, if you want it, it's at the williamston antique market in williamston, michigan. It would probably be a long journey though. It is all original and un restored. missing cap catcher though I think, and not an oringinal starr bottle opener. The sign is pretty good condition and is just gorgeous!
    6. cocacolakid97 cocacolakid97, 10 years ago
      I can email you all the info if you want.
    7. cocacolakid97 cocacolakid97, 10 years ago
      sorry, all the four panels are there yes
    8. adam, 10 years ago
      you are correct it is in very good shape, I have the same cooler. Yes yours is missing the inner tray I was lucky mine has it's tray. I absolutly love these coolers I have been trying to locate one for years and finaly got lucky
    9. coke.trevor.cola coke.trevor.cola, 9 years ago
      FYI these coolers are really common in southern ontario. i see them in this condition for 10-20$. i think its because they were made in toronto or atleast the ones i always see. check mine out when you get a chance got it a second hand store lol.
    10. cocacolakid97 cocacolakid97, 9 years ago
      Well, this one isn't made in canda. It's an action cooler, the american version of these coolers. I probably paid retail for it, but I really wanted a cooler for my collection. Usually, it's a good thing to buy less then retail, so you can resell it and get more stuff. But I'm still a begineer, so I don't really care.
    11. debbiepike54 debbiepike54, 8 years ago
      I have one just like this sitting on the front porch. I think I will take better care of it!

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