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#196509 - Wed Jul 28 2010 06:55 PM Coca-Cola Bottle thermometer
bmclemore Offline
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Registered: Sun Aug 10 2008
Loc: Down in Mississippi
Thermometer is no longer for sale, it is a possible Repop. Sorry guys If it is, didn't know it.

Barry


Edited by bmclemore (Wed Jul 28 2010 09:26 PM)
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#197199 - Mon Aug 02 2010 08:38 AM Re: Coca-Cola Bottle thermometer [Re: bmclemore]
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Registered: Tue Nov 28 2006
Loc: Rice Lake, Wisconsin, USA
post a picture, i'll let you know if repopped or not.

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#197223 - Mon Aug 02 2010 12:11 PM Re: Coca-Cola Bottle thermometer [Re: PopMachineShop]
bmclemore Offline
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Registered: Sun Aug 10 2008
Loc: Down in Mississippi
Here's a link to another thread with pictures, It's the donasco. Thanks

http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=196315#Post196315
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#197252 - Mon Aug 02 2010 06:53 PM Re: Coca-Cola Bottle thermometer [Re: bmclemore]
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Registered: Tue Aug 15 2006
Loc: smyrna, de USA
your thermometer is made by danasco. donasco made a variety of advertising thermometers dating back to the 1940's. most of you guys should be familiar with some of their more common 26in X 10in thermometers featuring rc cola, dr pepper, barqs rootbeer. the coke bottle thermometer can be found in 12 or so different versions and they have used it over the last 80 years for the purpase of advertising. were the licensing rights purchase by donasco and then sold to the mass public through retail chains for $6.99.....i am not sure??? was donasco contracted by coca cola to make 10,000 units to be handed out to vendors, and customers selleng coke products??? this is an extrememly common thermometer, and because it can be confused with the other versions of the same thermomter; this is the reason people mistake it for a reproduction!!! i dont believe this thermometer was intended to be sold in kmart. this thermomter was made in the usa. the tab on the top is more expensive to incorporate into the sign than drilling a hole in the top!!!! this is just my opinion and would love to hear any opposition.........can anyone teach me different????
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#197259 - Mon Aug 02 2010 07:47 PM Re: Coca-Cola Bottle thermometer [Re: bmclemore]
coheley5 Offline
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Registered: Thu Jun 11 2009
Loc: Georgia
If the thirst knows no season was made in canada it could be an org. but petrettl's 11th edition only lists two version and they are from canada

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#197267 - Mon Aug 02 2010 08:14 PM Re: Coca-Cola Bottle thermometer [Re: coheley5]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
I WAS LEAD TO BELIEVE THAT THE ROBERTSON VERSION WAS THE ORIGINAL VERSION MADE IN THE 50'S AND 60'S. KEEP IN MIND THAT IT'S AN A.C.L. LABELED BOTTLE NOT AN EMBOSSED. A.C.L. BOTTLES WERE INTRO'D AROUND 1955-56 AND REPLACED EMBOSSED BOTTLES COMPLETELY BY THE EARLY 60'S OVERALL.

I'VE BEEN TOLD THAT WHILE THE DONASCO VERSION IS NOT SO MUCH A REPRO, BUT A NEWER VERSION (70'S-80'S) OF THE ROBERTSON ORIGINAL. ANY DONASCO BOTTLE THERMOMETER I'VE SEEN IS ALWAYS PRACTICALLY MINT. I HAVE SEVERAL THAT I BOUGHT BACK IN THE EARLY 80'S IN THEIR ORIGINAL BOX.

THE THERMOMETER IN QUESTION DOES NOT EVEN SHOW UP IN THE PETRETTI 12th EDITION UNDER THERMOMETERS (ROBERTSON OR DONASCO). I ALSO BROWSED THRU 4 EDITIONS OF THE B.J. SUMMERS GUIDES AND IT DOES NOT SHOW UP THERE EITHER....MAKES YA WONDER.
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#197272 - Mon Aug 02 2010 08:42 PM Re: Coca-Cola Bottle thermometer [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
Wes Hague Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 08 2007
Loc: canada
here are the two that I have had and sold, they are the only two versions of the Coca Cola silhouette PORCELAIN thermometer I know of and they are both Canadian ST 39 & 41 ( St. Thomas Metal signs ) Ontario Canada.


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Coke Silouette thermometer professionaly restored.JPG

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#197274 - Mon Aug 02 2010 09:00 PM Re: Coca-Cola Bottle thermometer [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
bmclemore Offline
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Registered: Sun Aug 10 2008
Loc: Down in Mississippi
I believe the Donasco thermometer in question is in Petretti's 11th, page 304, I just found it. Looking at the picture with a magnifying glass all the markings and degree increments are the same as the thermometer that was up for sale. In the book it's listed as 1950's. What do you guys think?

Item number in Petretti's 11th is PTH022.001
It is not the silhouette girl thermometer.


Edited by bmclemore (Mon Aug 02 2010 09:05 PM)
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#197280 - Mon Aug 02 2010 09:23 PM Re: Coca-Cola Bottle thermometer [Re: bmclemore]
MetroPetro Offline
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Registered: Fri Mar 25 2005
Loc: North Jersey
Barry, what is the little number at the bottom of the Celsius side read?
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#197284 - Mon Aug 02 2010 09:53 PM Re: Coca-Cola Bottle thermometer [Re: MetroPetro]
Bob Richards Online   happy
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
I have a Donasco Coke thermometer also, but mine only has the temps in Fahrenheit.



For what I paid for it, figured it was a repop, plus have be told that Donasco thermometers were made in the late 60s. The thermometer came loose so I had to re-epoxy it in place.

How can one tell, if a thermometer is original?
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#197286 - Mon Aug 02 2010 10:08 PM Re: Coca-Cola Bottle thermometer [Re: MetroPetro]
bmclemore Offline
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Registered: Sun Aug 10 2008
Loc: Down in Mississippi
Originally Posted By: MetroPetro
Barry, what is the little number at the bottom of the Celsius side read?


54 Whoa! I didn't notice that before! That might be the year? Good eyes MetroPetro
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#197288 - Mon Aug 02 2010 10:21 PM Re: Coca-Cola Bottle thermometer [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
Dave Richey Online   content
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Registered: Mon Nov 24 2008
Loc: Pearl Mississippi USA
ACL's were introduced in 1934 (or were you specifically referring to Coke using ACL's beg. in the 50's?)
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#197289 - Mon Aug 02 2010 10:24 PM Re: Coca-Cola Bottle thermometer [Re: bmclemore]
bmclemore Offline
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Registered: Sun Aug 10 2008
Loc: Down in Mississippi
Here's a picture of the number
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#197291 - Mon Aug 02 2010 10:28 PM Re: Coca-Cola Bottle thermometer [Re: bmclemore]
Dave Richey Online   content
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Registered: Mon Nov 24 2008
Loc: Pearl Mississippi USA
On a Donasco, that is some sort of reference number, not a date. I have several dated Barq's Donasco's from the 50's and 60's that have various numbers (45,47) in that same area. One clue might be to ascertain when Celcius appeared on them.
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#197292 - Mon Aug 02 2010 10:32 PM Re: Coca-Cola Bottle thermometer [Re: Dave Richey]
bmclemore Offline
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Registered: Sun Aug 10 2008
Loc: Down in Mississippi
So..would they put "reference numbers" on repops?
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