Posted 5 years ago
A couple weeks ago I was kidding about a trade for earlycoke's incredible, authentic 1896 ceramic syrup dispenser. That very same night, this hard rubber reproduction came up for auction on eBay and I could not ignore the coincidence. Listed on page 353 of Petretti's 12th, one of only a handful of reproductions included as collectible in Mr. P's Coca-Cola Bible. I could never afford an authentic dispenser, nor would I feel comfortable displaying it, the way Thing 1 and Thing 2 rough-house in the Coke Cave. By acquiring the 50's repro, I can enjoy the spirit of the old piece without worry (or much of an investment, approx 1/2 book value).