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« on: April 21, 2020, 06:45:06 pm »

Picked up a pair of tombstone dispensers in 7UP.  Had seen Pepsi and Coke before but not 7UP.  So they have the typical 50 year old soda stains inside the medallion and I am trying to clean them up.  Here is a pic of the first one.  The screenprint image has some damage from age and the staining but it looks better than it did.  So my question to the group is do I keep the original screenprint logo and its "patena" or do I remove the original image and reverse print a decal to put in its place.  It would look almost new, but it wouldn't be original.  Here is how it started and how it looks now.
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2020, 08:26:06 pm »



Just my opinion .I like original as it tells the story of use
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2020, 11:11:30 pm »

Keep it original.  It looks great as is!!

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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2020, 08:00:38 am »

In agreement with others, clean and leave it original!
I do not recall ever seeing a Cornelius 7-Up dispenser like this, nice find!
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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2020, 02:46:40 pm »

I agree with everyone else, I would leave it as is as you did a great job in cleaning it.
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2020, 10:04:49 pm »

wow... can't believe I'm going against all.. but I think I would make new logos and made them more age appropriate... that logo is too new and generic, for me..
I think one of those had a more older logo decal with stripes in the background...
Maybe do one with new and the other leave as is. 
I was torn on those... (Herman MO) because the logos were too new. but was a good buy. glad I know where they went and that their being cleaned up.
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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2020, 04:17:26 pm »

The 7up medallion looks like it was borrowed from a Cornelius compact-50 slider... blush

I mean it's the same company, so it stands to reason on the design.
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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2020, 08:09:30 pm »

Here's an example.
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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2020, 08:12:55 am »

Yes seems one had that striped logo on the back of one.. I think the others were updated/replaced as they don't seem to be age appropriate (logo style wise) for that dispenser.
as far as those medallions are they reversed screen printed?
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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2020, 12:24:37 pm »

Yes seems one had that striped logo on the back of one.. I think the others were updated/replaced as they don't seem to be age appropriate (logo style wise) for that dispenser.
as far as those medallions are they reversed screen printed?

I'm not sure if they are reversed screen printed as I don't own this one I posted pictures of. I thought it was cool looking and had saved these pictures from somewhere, maybe an auction?
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