Rare Original Kay COCA COLA COKE 1939 Salesman Sample Miniature Cooler Ice Chest. Fresh from the estate of a former 1930's Coca Cola salesman, today we are excited to offer for sale his very own personal , extremely rare and wonderful Kay Displays 1939 Coca Cola salesman sample miniature cooler! This very awesome piece was no doubt manufactured just before the break of World War II in mid 1939. Prior to World War II, the signs and displays made by Kay ran the gamut of material commonly used for display advertising: embossed lithographed tin, stamped metal, ornate cutout tin, wood, cardboard, and composition material.
But with the approach of the war and constant demand for metal, display advertising was limited to material that would not interfere with the arms effort. The miniature cooler is intricately and expertly designed, crafted and detailed.
The piece was designed by Kay Displays Inc of 230 Park Avenue, New York, a company that produced signs and advertising displays for Coca Cola from 1934 until closing in 1951. This salesman sample is a perfectly scaled and detailed miniature replica of a Coca Cola Westinghouse cooler, and was used by salesmen to sell the full sized cooler to businesses. The miniature features the iconic Coca Cola red-color painted finish with "Drink Coca Cola" and also "ICE COLD" embossed in white on the sides.
The cooler features two top doors, cap catcher, tin galvanized interior, and one original cap opener (which actually has the tiny Coke logo on it). The piece is marked on the bottom "Kay Displays, Inc" and "Under License from The Coca Cola Company". Miniature presents beautifully and is in very good antique condition, with very minimal display wear and patina commensurate with age. There is very minimal scuffing/loss to paint in corners and around edges on base.
Fortunately, most of the minor paint flaws are on the rear side which would not been seen in normal display. This is a truly great opportunity to acquire a rare and very collectible piece of Americana straight from it's owner from an iconic American company! A top-notch piece for the advanced collector/investor that will make a very fine addition to any Coca Cola memorabilia collection and surely appreciate over time. Dimensions: 12-1/4" in length, 10" in height, 7-1/4 in depth. Item(s) will be professionally packed to arrive safely.Feel welcome to message us with further questions or requests for more images, and thank you for looking! Your satisfaction is important to us. It will be our pleasure to leave you great feedback, in return! (adjacent to I-95, exit 30, in historic Pawtucket, RI) is the highest volume antiques mall in the American Northeast! We are a magnet for rare and unusual items!
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