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C & C Super Corporation

$15.00

SKU: 595bl
Product Details

Nicely engraved antique stock certificate from the C & C Super Corporation dating back to the 1950's. This document, which carries the printed signatures of the President and Secretary, was printed by the Security Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 12" (w) by 8" (h).

 

This certificate's unique vignette features bottles of the company's "Super Coola" and "Super Root Beer."

You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

    Historical Context

    The origins of this company were originally founded by Dr. Thomas Cantrell who opened a shop in Belfast, Ireland selling soft drinks in 1852. Cantrell went into partnership with Alderman Henry Cochrane, thereafter trading as Cantrell & Cochrane Limited. Cochrane was appointed a baronet in 1903.

    A particularly famous product in Ireland was C&C Club Orange, a carbonated orange soft drink developed in the 1930s. Other flavors were subsequently developed, such as Club Lemon and Club Rock Shandy (an orange and lemon blend). With C&C's increasing emphasis on alcoholic beverages, the Club range of soft drinks was sold to Britvic Ireland early in the 21st century.

    In 1937 William Magner acquired the rights to produce the Bulmers Cider brand in the Republic of Ireland from H. P. Bulmer.

    In America, the company saw a chance to challenge soft-drink giants Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Cola with its own C&C Cola. An elaborate marketing scheme was launched in 1955, in connection with the television revival of 740 motion pictures produced by RKO Radio Pictures. C&C Television Corporation reprinted the entire RKO library for nationwide syndication in the United States. All of the features now began with a "C&C Movietime" title card, and TV stations showing the films would interrupt the telecasts for commercial mentions of C&C Cola. Although the broadcast rights to the RKO library now belong to Turner Entertainment, licences to the C&C prints were granted in perpetuity, and stations that bought 16mm prints of the C&C films in the 1950s continue to show them today.

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