The advantages of crates are obvious: they are sturdy and practical, they often have fun graphics of popular beverages or other products, they have holes or handles for easy carrying, and they hold up a lot better than cardboard boxes for long-term storage. They add a lot of character to a display of vintage items, and they add a bit of nostalgia and atmosphere to any decor. In essence, they are practically perfect in every way!
|Fun 'shorties'.... crates from Coca Cola and Squirt|
|A California produce crate, and one from Sparkeeta Beverages, probably from the 1940s.|
|I've had the Seven-Up crate since about 1971.|
|This isn't exactly a crate, but is a small wooden box, lined with metal. Probably used for milk bottles or other perishables.|
|The box above, with the lid closed.|