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Object ID 001367

Object Name Coca-Cola serving tray

Object Desc Rectangular, metal serving tray. Woman in white bathing suit holding bottle of soda on diving board.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001866

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Advertising/Promo


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 7

Object Date 1939

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords soft drinks,beverages,Coca-Cola Company,trays,advertising,promotional items,American Art Works,serving trays,

Title Coca-Cola serving tray

Description Rectangular, metal serving tray. Silver edge with red interior edges. At top a red box with text "Drink / Coca-Cola / Delicious and Refreshing" with the last word covered by graphic of woman. At center an image of a woman sitting on a diving board with a bottle of soda. At bottom of interior of tray text, "The Coca-Cola Co 1939 American Art Works, Inc Coshocton Ohio Made In U.S.A." Back of tray is unfinished gray.


Approx Collection Date

Height 1

Length 13.38

Width 10.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Quantity 0



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Place of Origin

Maker American Art Works

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Image Caption CMY1866



Date JAN 30,2014

Summary good

Assessor BN

Notes Small, light scratches on front and back. On front, left edge is worn and has been repainted silver. There is rippling and pitting in the touch-up paint. Edges are worn with loss of paint around other edges. At lower right quadrant there is loss of paint. At lower left interior edge there is brown accretion. On back at upper left there are two circular stains, most likely from liquid. At lower edge, exterior edge there is a shiny accretion. On right edge there is wear on the touch-up paint. Some paint got onto the exterior edge. Som rust on edges and wear on the bottom of the tray.


Date JAN 31,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 12 from Room 7, Shelf 15 - automatic entry by admin

Date FEB 27,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 7 from Room 7, Shelf 12 - automatic entry by admin



Date JAN 30,2014

Notes Additional verification is needed for date. The tray fufills the requirements for an original tray (manufacturer, trademark placement, unfinished back), but in order to authenticate the object it should be compared to an original tray. From the late 1800s to 1950s, Coca-Cola producted serving trays. This is a print of one that debuted about 1939.