Thursday, June 10, 2010

Ward's Orange Crush Dispenser

This is an old Soda Fountain Orange Crush Dispenser... I am still looking for the lid and pump. I found this at a sale in Huntsville TX, out HWY 247, it was just $3.00... I know, RIGHT! this thing books for $1200.00 and up I have seen it at two sales in my life, both for $1500.00 with pump, and not in Excellent Condition (like this one). If you ever come across a pump that fits it... I will pay quite a bit for it!

Type Soft drink
Manufacturer Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Country of origin United States
Introduced 1916
Related products Fanta, Nehi, Orange Slice, Sunkist

A 20 oz bottle of Pineapple Crush

Crush is a soft drink brand that originated as Ward's Orange Crush (see orange soda), which was invented by Clayton J. Powel of Los Angeles, California in 1916.

The Crush brand and trademark are currently owned by Dr Pepper Snapple Group of Plano, Texas. Crush is also popular in Canada, where it is distributed by subsidiary Canada Dry Mott's. It is distributed by various Pepsi bottlers, the biggest being The Pepsi Bottling Group Canada.

In some countries of Latin America the Crush brand is distributed by the Coca-Cola Company, using the same colors and bottles as Fanta.

Several flavors (Grape, Cream Soda, Lime, Orange) are available at most stores throughout North America; however, most are distributed only within small markets. Pineapple Crush and Birch Beer Crush, for instance, is relatively easy to obtain in both can and single serving bottle in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, and in Fort McMurray, Alberta. This will soon change, as the Pepsi Bottling Group has recently announced they would begin distributing Crush in a majority of their territory in the United States, followed less than a month later by PepsiAmericas' announcement that they would follow suit in most of their territory. The changeover in distribution became official in late January and early February 2009, with the Pepsi bottlers taking over the Crush rights in those areas and the bottling rights to Hawaiian Punch (which the Pepsi bottlers in those areas had handled prior to 2009) going to the bottlers of Dr Pepper and 7 Up.

Other countries in which Crush is sold are Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Guatemala, Lebanon, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Syria, Uruguay and at one time Costa Rica, Ecuador and Bolivia.

Crush was purchased by Procter & Gamble in 1980 (with the exception of the Canadian rights, which were purchased in 1984). Procter & Gamble only manufactured "bottler's base," which was a concentrate consisting of flavor and color. 1 milliliter of bottler's base was combined with syrup and carbonated water to create a 12 ounce bottle of Crush. In 1989, Cadbury Schweppes acquired Crush USA from Procter & Gamble Co. Cadbury Schweppes spun off its US beverage business as Dr Pepper Snapple Group in 2008.

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