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Most Coke bottles although not all bear a glass manufacturer mark logo, emblem, trademark, or initials somewhere on the bottle, that will help to identify what glass company made it. Bottles from larger cities are usually easiest to find, and, in general, the smaller the town or city, the scarcer the bottles.
Some collectors specialize in searching for bottles from a certain state or states or from a particular region of the country. Some very small or obscure towns had only a small of Coke bottles made for them, and in such cases any bottles bearing such a town name can be VERY hard to find, and thus highly sought after!
There is a common misconception that the city name marked on the bottom indicates where the bottle was actually made. In general, the city or town name, in most cases, has nothing to do with the location where the bottle itself was manufactured. The city name usually indicates the location where a local soda bottling concern or distribution center was situated, and where the bottles were supposed to be originally circulated.
Some of the larger glass manufacturing companies, such as Owens-Illinois Glass Company and Chattanooga Glass Company, made Coca-Cola bottles and other soda bottles for hundreds of different cities around the United States. Porter has published this in 5 editions, and the fifth edition was recently released, in He lists all towns and cities that Dating straight sided coca cola bottles has seen or heard about…….
This booklet has a lot of good background info and details for the specialist, including information indicating which cities and bottle variants are the hardest to find! I heartily recommend it! This irradiated color is NOT natural ……. Some newer collectors Dating straight sided coca cola bottles be confused by these types of bottles appearing on online auctions, at flea markets and antique malls in these odd colors. Contrary to what some sellers may say, the irradiation does not really increase the true market value of old Coke bottles.
Just a warning…. This is also happening with a lot of other types of glass — bottles, insulators, pattern glass, etc. Please see my on Artificially purpled glass here. The list of glass bottle manufacturer marks below is certainly not complete, and I hope to eventually add more information as time allows. Of course, there are bottle manufacturers from other countries around the world that also made Coke bottles that are not listed here.
This mark was reported on the heel of a hobbleskirt style Coca-Cola bottle, although this picture shows it on a Clorox bottle. I have more information there on many of the marks listed on this. I would also recommend readers to check out this. I have a green straight sided coke bottle. Bottling Company Talladega,Alabama. No s except on bottem. Hi i have a 10 oz. Coca cola bottle ,with the hobbled skirt. No deposit no refund, on the neck. The bottom of my bottle says not to be refilled, then reading right to left; Please give me the year and place of manfacture.
Oh, and it was found in a creek at an old house place, beside a wagon road. Really cool! TraceyPedigo, Ward, Arkansas. Thanks and take care! And there is an E on the bottom of it. It also says Newark. I have just never seen one written like that! Any info would be great. I assume the bottle was produced for distribution in Newark, but unsure of state.
There are towns and cities named Newark in about 15 states! Take care, David. I recently found a Coca Cola bottle with Nov. The 9 is backwards, was this a fluke that was corrected? In order for lettering and other embossing to appear as intended on the bottle, it must be engraved backwards in the mold. It is likely they continued to use the mold even with the error on it, but perhaps the error was corrected. The only way to know for sure would be to compare multiple examples of bottles that were made from that same exact mold, which might be very difficult and time consuming to do.
Dating straight sided coca cola bottles for your post. The best way to find out values is to do periodic searching on ebay and check out what the actual selling prices were Completed Items. Asking prices or minimum bids can be way overblown, and may or may not reflect the actual market value of various Coke bottles to experienced collectors, which is why studying the actual selling prices is the best way to get a realistic view on values.
This is my opinion, however! Perhaps some Coke bottle collectors will land on this and have more feedback for you. Thank you and take care, David.
While hiking last weekend I found a green tinted coke bottle with Elizabethtown Illinois on the bottom and 62 with a C inside a circle Dating straight sided coca cola bottles a 51 on the other side. Could you help me? Thank you. Hi Michelle, Your Coke bottle was made in either or In some cases some Owens-Illinois Coke bottles come to mind the position of the date code relative to the glass maker logo was actually changed at some point in their history.
Perhaps a Coke bottle timeline expert can chime in and tell us which year is correct! Can someone give me any information on it. They made huge quantities of bottles and some have been exported to the US. They also made glass telephone insulators with that mark on the skirt.
See my entry on that mark, in the alphabetical listings on the Glass Bottle Marks s, four. Hope this helps! Hey dave have a green coke bottle with 70 a oval shape then 20 n thats it? Another one is clear has s7 double stamped and and another clear one has pat d then 38 a 0 and a eye type oval and 44 any info would be great thx Darren. Please see Dating straight sided coca cola bottles on that company for more info. Not sure about the other bottles. Hello I have found a clear coke bottle with a B in a circle and the s75, 14 and 1.
Can you tell me any information on it? Please help. Any guess on the year or origin of this bottle? I have a clear coke 10 oz with no dates on the side. The bottom has a zero with a B in the middle. Just above the 73 is The B with a circle around it is at top of bottom. The other s would likely be mold and bottle de s.
I did not already have the Brockway Glass mark on the Coke bottle manufacturer list here, so I will add that one today. Thanks for writing, and hope this helps a little. David, thanks so much for your help. From your answer to Jasmin and Johnny, I was able to date my Brockway Coke bottle and identify the meanings of the other markings on the bottom. Such minor differences in exact wording typically has no real ificance.
Thanks for writing! It was a company that dyed tubular cotton material for clothing like t-shirts. The guy that got the bottle from the furthest city away from Gastonia would win the pot. It was totally random and we got bottles from all over the country. Quite often, it came down to getting out the road map and ruler to determine the winner.
And thus was my introduction into the blue collar side of life. Hi Tim, What a great story! I am a bit curious, though: is it possible any of those workers eventually became soda bottle or any kind of bottle collectors? Yes, I vaguely remember somebody there did collect bottles, but unfortunately, I left that place for greener pastures and lost touch with most everyone in Gastonia decades ago. However, our former music minister where I live now collects bottles. Not exactly an oldie. He had a hundred bottles or so in his office. I have no idea what age or value they were.
Perhaps a reader will recognize the bottle and have more information for you. Hello my name is Leah Michelle and I recently discover an old greenish colored glass coke bottle which says Parkersburg, W. Va on the bottom. Anyone with any thoughts please respond!!!! Hello David, you have a very informative website. I am a wwii reenactor and would love to use some authentic coke bottles for my display. What is the best way to clean out those years of grime and dirt from the inside.
Also where can I get new made old style caps that I can recap them with. Also with pat D bottles is it usually a good guess that the 2 numbets to the right of makers stamp would be manufacture dates. I have a 90 C 41… ? And a 6 owens symbol 51… ?
Thank you for your time and any info you can give me. Hi Edward, In my opinion there are several ways to go about cleaning old bottles. The methods can be used in unison complementing each other. First of all, after rinsing out the dirt from the inside, I recommend using a mixture of water and oxalic acid in a plastic 5-gallon bucket. In any case, mix a couple cans of Bar keepers Friend with lukewarm or room temp water in a 5-gallon bucket. Or pour an entire container of Deck Cleaner and mix carefully with Dating straight sided coca cola bottles in the bucket.
Soak the bottles for at least 24 hours in the bucket, completely immersed, using plastic or rubber gloves when handling. After removing, fill the bottle partially with small size aquarium gravel and water and shake gently. This should help remove some of the encrusted stains and soil from inside the bottle. You can also clean the outside of the bottle with all-purpose cleaner and water, rubbing well with a damp cloth or very fine steel wool steel wool does not scratch glass. About the date codes on your bottles……. Not all glass companies always followed that configuration but in many cases they did.
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