Grapette Soda Bottle Wood Carry Crate Wagon Kent Ohio
This is a nice clean 1940's-60's era advertising carry case for "GRAPETTE" soda. This particular one is also marked in several places "GRAPETTE" and marked at either end "KENT OHIO" most likely an established distributor in Kent. The inside label in orange lettering are also marked "REG. U.S. PAT. OFF." The hardwood carry crate was converted into a toy size wagon with all wooden components, it rolls, and steers, the tongue also has a swivel joint so the handle can be placed in various positions, all in good shape. There is only a few holes in the case hardwood to hold the axles in place, the larger hole in the steering axle, small nail holes on the back axle. It appears the crate was designed to hold 12 bottle or a dozen. The crate is very strong, with metal bands/straps at the ends, in very solid condition. The paint and labels are about 85% intact or better, no damage, less than average wear for a used crate pallet. The wood pallet size is 12" x 15" x 3.5", and the wagon with the crate height is 7.5" tall. A nice way to display your old soda bottle collection!