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This is one of our premium porcelain enamel signs, which are created by firing each colour one by one inside a ceramic kiln, and finished with porcelain enamel. See our FAQ for more information.
Pepsi was first introduced as “Brad’s Drink” in New Bern, North Carolina, USA, in 1898 by Caleb Bradham, who made it at his home where the drink was sold. It was later labeled Pepsi Cola, named after the digestive enzyme pepsin and kola nuts used in the recipe.
In 1903, Bradham moved the bottling of Pepsi-Cola from his drugstore to a rented warehouse. That year, Bradham sold 7,968 gallons of syrup. The next year, Pepsi was sold in six-ounce bottles, and sales increased to 19,848 gallons.
In 1909, automobile race pioneer Barney Oldfield was the first celebrity to endorse Pepsi-Cola, describing it as “A bully drink…refreshing, invigorating, a fine bracer before a race.” The advertising theme “Delicious and Healthful” was then used over the next two decades.
In 1931, at the depth of the Great Depression, the Pepsi-Cola Company entered bankruptcy, and Roy C. Megargel bought the Pepsi trademark. Megargel was unsuccessful, and soon Pepsi’s assets were then purchased by Charles Guth, a candy maker with retail stores that contained soda fountains. He sought to replace Coca-Cola at his stores’ fountains after Coke refused to give him a discount on syrup.
On three separate occasions between 1922 and 1933, the Coca-Cola Company was offered the opportunity to purchase the Pepsi-Cola company, and it declined on each occasion.
During the Great Depression, Pepsi gained popularity following the introduction in 1936 of a 12-ounce bottle. Pepsi encouraged price-watching consumers to switch, obliquely referring to the Coca-Cola standard of six ounces per bottle for the price of five cents (a nickel), instead of the 12 ounces Pepsi sold at the same price. Coming at a time of economic crisis, the campaign succeeded in boosting Pepsi’s status.
We’ve provided the following chart with size specifications for this particular metal sign. This might also be useful in helping you plan where you’d like to hang your metal sign:
These metal signs look great anywhere in the house, as well as your office, garage or shed. They’re even safe to hang above areas where food is prepared. For some inspiration, here’s a few examples of this metal sign:
Please note that the above are representations and you should use the sizing chart for accurate dimensions. See our FAQ to find out more about our metal signs.