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Coca-Cola Paraphernalia: Festoons

Up to this point, our focus on Coca-Cola paraphernalia has aimed almost exclusively on long-lasting items. Throughout the last century the Coca-Cola Company distributed thermometers, clocks, coolers, and vending machines designed to last.  Festive Festoons Now we shift our attention to some items that are perhaps more interesting for the opposite reason: they were meant […]

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The Coca-Cola Vending Machine

The last time we looked at Coca-Cola paraphernalia, we examined the history of retail coolers. That discussion led directly to this month’s topic: Coca-Cola vending machines. Although a few of the later cooler models were coin-operated, they didn’t actually vend anything. Customers would plop in a coin, open the cover and grab a bottle. To […]

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Keep Cool with a Coca-Cola Cooler

We all know that the best way to beat the increasing summer heat in Rock Hill is to enjoy an ice cold Coke. But how to keep those Cokes ice cold? For many years, the best solution for retailers was a Coca-Cola cooler. This month we’ll be looking at the development and history of these […]

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Memorabilia: Coca-Cola Clocks

Now it’s time to turn our Coca-Cola memorabilia and paraphernalia face to another item: Coca-Cola clocks. Take a minute to read about the history of Coke timepieces. Lasting Timepieces As with the other items we’ve discussed, clocks are practical and useful, a fact which extends the amount of time that businesses would display them. They […]

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Coca-Cola Memorabilia: Thermometers

Last month we started our look at the long history of Coca-Cola memorabilia and paraphernalia. This month we turn our attention to thermometers. Since the Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company has been around for over 100 years, we had the opportunity to see a lot of these items come and go. Recently, we’ve seen a […]

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Coca-Cola Memorabilia: Serving Trays

From the earliest days of Coca-Cola, brand recognition has been key to the company’s success. In the very first year of Coca-Cola’s existence, in fact, inventor Dr. John C. Pemberton made less in sales than he spent on advertising. These early signs and promotional items, however, insured that the name stuck, leading to future successful […]

Thanksgiving History

Our little blog here at the Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company has brought you a lot of information about the history of Coke in general and of our company in particular. Now we’d like to turn our eye to a different history that has been even more influential on American culture than Coke has: Thanksgiving. […]

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A Brief History of Sprite

We’ve paid a lot of attention to Coca-Cola here, providing plenty of details about the history of both the company and the brand. But the Coca-Cola Company is about a lot more than Coke. This month we’re going to take a brief look at the history of another product: Sprite. German Origins Sprite was originally […]

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Stranger Things Reminds Us about New Coke

On July 4th the third season of Stranger Things dropped on Netflix. For those of you who haven’t yet watched the whole season, don’t worry. Nothing here will spoil your viewing experience. One scene, though, bears special mention here, as it relates to business here at the Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company. In one exchange […]

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Coca-Cola Cursive Logo

As our world becomes increasingly more digitized and most, if not all, of our communication takes place via keyboards and screens, the fine skill of cursive handwriting seems doomed to the trash heap. That loss would be a sad one, to be sure, considering how a simple cursive script has helped to shape the world […]