Original Pepsi Cola cool box and paint colour grey. This is a double dot. Made by Progress Refrigerator Co Louisville KY.
Pepsi was created in 1893 by Caleb Bradham in his Drug Store in New Bern, North Carolina. The original name of this new drink was called “Brad’s Drink” after Caleb Bradham himself. It was made with mix of sugar, water, caramel, lemon oil, nutmeg, and cola nuts. On August 28th, 1898, Brad’s Drink was renamed to Pepsi after pepsin enzyme. Bradham believed that his drink was a “healthy” cola that helped with digestion.
The script on this cooler was in use from 1906 until the simpler style was introduced in 1940. This was also the last time there was a colon (double dot) between the words Pepsi and Cola. The Double Dot logo was finally phased out of all products in 1950. The new logo text was slimmer and less ornate, giving the logo a less condensed look with the single dot between Pepsi and Cola. In 1960 the word Cola was dropped entirely.
Product code: 31020