News-Antique.com - Apr 17,2008 - Quite Possibly one of the coolest type of collectables out there. Sifting through the modern stuff though and finding the authentic Vintage Coca Cola real McCoy is the tough part. Usually when we're speaking with customers we'll tell them that the starting point in age would be about 50 years. There might be some stray 60's and 70's collectables out there but most of the time the high end Coca Cola Collectables come from the 50's or before. The classic collectable would most likely be the cooler. The bottle opener right there on the side is always good to have and its a wonder why every cooler out there isn't readily equipped with this option.
Coca-Cola is the trademarked name for a popular soft drink sold in stores, restaurants and vending machines around the world. It also known as Coke, which is also a trademarked term. Coca-Cola was registered as a trademark in 1893, and the distinctive bottle shape in 1960. Cans of Coke first appeared in 1955.
It was originaly sold as a patent medicine at soda fountains for 5 cents a glass, which were popular in America due to a contemporary view that soda water was good for your health. The first sales were at Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta, on May 8th, 1886, and for the first eight months, only thirteen drinks per day were sold.
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