Coca-Cola Sprite Boy Thermometer. A rare vintage collectible. It is a red, round gage that tells the room temperature. It measures 12″. The front of the thermometer has an image of the Sprite Boy. In addition, “Drink Coca-Cola” and “Delicious and Refreshing” are on the front. It is lightweight and ready to hang on any wall. The Coca-Cola Sprite Boy Thermometer is in good condition.
The “sprite boy” was the first mascot that The Coca-Cola Company used in their earliest advertisements. Contrary to what you might think, the term “Sprite” does not refer to the soft drink. Instead, sprite used in this instance means an elf. That’s right, the Sprite Boy was a young elf looking boy. He was dressed like a soda jerk and was usually shown serving the Coke. In the 1800s when the Coca-Cola drink was first invented, pharmacies had parlor areas with soda fountains. Back in those days, everyone gathered at the parlors on a Friday night to have a good time. They would sit at the counter to watch the “soda jerk” prepare their five-cent soda or float at the soda fountain. The Coca-Cola Sprite Boy Thermometer makes a great gift for collectors and Coke enthusiasts.
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