Very Rare Ca. 1930 KAYO Chocolate Soda Employee or Delivery Driver Badge

Very Rare Ca. 1930 KAYO Chocolate Soda Employee or Delivery Driver Badge

Code: advs10003kcs


Product Description


ARTIFACT: Very rare, circa 1930 Kayo Chocolate Soda employee or delivery driver badge. In 1929, Aaron 'Doc' Pashkow, a Russian immigrant invented a widely loved chocolate-based soft drink he named Kayo, after a popular character in the comic-strip Moon Mullins. Prior to Kayo Chocolate Soda, Mr. Pashkow had invented and marketed a chocolate syrup mix that made use of discarded skim milk. The chocolate mix was added to the skim milk and sold as chocolate milk – the mix also was available in a powder form…Carnation was his biggest customer. He sold his company to Capitol Food Industries in 1964. During WWII, Mr. Pashkow collaborated with the United States Army Quartermaster Corps and invented a water soluble chocolate and lemon drink that soldiers could carry in K-rations. The center of the oval badge reads: "KAYO" and beneath shows the number: "15", the outer edge of the badge features an enameled blue ring.


SIZE: SIZEApproximately 1-1/4"e; x 7/8"e;


ATTACHMENTHorizontal pin with drop in locking swivel catch


ATTACHMENT: This is from an advertising collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MCX16 LBGEX2/16

MARKINGS: CONDITION8+ (Excellent): The worker/delivery driver badge shows minor to moderate wear and much of the enamel and plated details remain intact.

ITEM NOTES: GUARANTEE:As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.