Vintage 1960s Wooden Crate - Undina Beverage Company - Connecticut White Birch Beer
Named after the goddess of water, Undina Beverage Company located in Higganum, CT was known around the country for its white birch beer created from a Scandinavian recipe by Otto Carlson in the 1870s. A key ingredient to Otto's carbonated beverage was the crystal clear spring water stream he found running down a hillside in Higganum. "The wild heart of nature," Otto called the stream's environs "that continuously leaps and dances." Undina was sold both locally and nationally through the 1980s when the stream no longer supplied enough water to keep the bottling works open.
This vintage Undina crate dates to 1966 and contains all the gorgeous hallmarks of an authentic beverage carrier. The side seams are reinforced with metal lashing, the bottom is very strong and secure and the handle cutouts are soft and smooth with age. Graphics on all four sides of the crate add charm and provenance to a popular drink that enchanted soda fans for a century.
- Strong and sturdy condition
- Graphics on each side
- Metal lashings at corners
In wonderful vintage condition. This crate is very strong and sturdy. Authentic wear to overall includes paint splatters and some rust on the lashings, as expected with age. There are no broken boards or weak areas.
Measures 17" inches (length) x 11" inches (width) x 9.5" inches (height) and weighs just under 5lbs.