The Sidewalk Popcorn wagon was purchased new by Bill Chelvin of California on April 6, 1918. Mr. Chelvin paid nearly a thousand dollars for it. The wagon was then owned by Bill Trunell, who began to restore it. The 1918 Model A Popcorn Wagon has leaf springs, original French plate beveled glass and the original gas lamp. The roof and wheels have been meticulously restored. A fuel tank, air pump and fuel tank gauge have been fitted to the wagon. The Cretors Model A has a horizontal steam engine which stirred the popcorn and operated the peanut roaster. A red and white roller curtain provides shade, while a hollow-wire gasoline lantern lights up the Cretors at night.
According to Pearson & Company, who specializes in the restoration of these popcorn wagons, only five of these popcorn wagons exist today. This is the most deluxe model of all Cretors hand-drawn vending wagons.