Authentic Genuine Vintage Milk Bar Sign for Rent
This vintage Milk Bar sign was sold to me by a gentleman that owned a Milk Bar In Williamstown Melbourne, after 50 years he closed it. It is a beautiful vintage sign that has been leased to many television studios over the last few years. We are sure its from the 1960s with the way the Coca a Cola logo looks.
Not for sale but for rent, do you have an upcoming production ? I have lots of old memorabilia and items that have been used in Movies and Tv Shows
Sign measures at 960mm Height and 790 Length
Please call or email me. 0477 555 557
In Australia, a milk bar is a suburban local general store. Similar terms include tuck shops, delicatessens or “delis”, and corner shops or corner stores (although by definition these are different establishments). Milk bars are traditionally a place where people pick up newspapers, and fast-food items like fish and chips and hamburgers, and where people can purchase milkshakes and snacks. They are essentially a smaller scale suburban form of the Convenience Store but are more likely to be “Mum and Pop” small business and not larger franchised operations.
The first business using the name “milk bar” was started in India in 1930 by an Englishman, James Meadow Charles when he opened “Lake View Milk Bar” at Bangalore. The concept soon spread to the United Kingdom, where it was encouraged by the Temperance Society as a morally acceptable alternative to the pub, and over 1,000 milk bars had opened nationally by the end of 1936. Milk bars were known in the United States at least as early as 1940 as evidenced by contemporary radio recordings.
By the late 1940s, milk bars had evolved to not only sell groceries, but also be places where young people could buy ready-made food and non-alcoholic drinks, and could socialise. Milk bars often used to include jukeboxes and pinball machines (later upgraded to video games), with tables and chairs to encourage patrons to linger and spend more money.
The milk bar as a social venue was gradually replaced by fast food franchises, such as McDonald’s, and shopping malls. Much of the elaborate decor has disappeared from the remaining milk bars. They are still found in many areas, often serving as convenience stores.