VINTAGE SODA BEER PLEASURE CHEST ICE COOLER PEPSI COKE

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  • Item Category: Glass
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 08,2011
  • Channel: Online Auction

Up for auction here is a vintage, green, Pleasure Chest brand cooler/ice chest.

This cooler measures 14" long and 11" wide. It stands 14" tall, 16" if you count the handle height. It has a drain plug, with removable cap, on the front, that still works great, but the chain has become disconnected. It also has a built in bottle opener on the side.

Most of these were painted red. You almost never see a green one. I picked this up at an eastern Kentucky flea market, years ago, and have been using it sparingly, while camping. It always gets a lot of second glances, and a lot of 'thumbs-up' signs from fellow campers.

It's all original, and in real good condition. No dents and no rust through anywhere. Lots of scratches, from use, over the years, on the outside, but the Pleasure Chest script is still easy to read and identify. Clean and solid on the inside. The bottom is super clean. The worst "rust" is around the drain plug. Very minimal. The rubber on the lid is starting to come off, slowly but surely, but the lid itself in in great, undented condition. As popular as these old coolers are, they probably reproduce the rubber seals, but I haven't checked into it. This cooler keeps stuff COLD the way it is, and if it's intended as a display, the missing rubber can be turned to the back.

I've seen a lot of people take these old vintage, non-embossed coolers, that are still in great shape, and paint them and or/decal them to look like vintage Pepsi, Coke or other soda coolers, beer coolers, or even have sports teams' logos and colors applied to them. The possibilities are endless.

Check out my other auctions, as I have been adding new stuff every few days. and Thank You for your interest. Email me your questions, and I'll try to get back to you as soon as possible.

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