Coca-Cola Syrup Dispenser, 1890s | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles |
Atlanta pharmacist John S. Pemberton created Coca-Cola in 1886 as a medicinal product. Early advertising refers to it as a "Brain Tonic and Nerve Stimulant," a remedy for headaches, neuralgia, hysteria, melancholia and all nervous afflictions.

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