Posted 8 months ago
Here's another unique item picked up at the recent Schmidt Museum auction. This was snagged at the auction store. It had a $40 price tag on it, which is a great deal, since these usually sell on eBay (if you can find one) for about $250-$300.
These were produced in limited quantities, in 1965, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Root bottle design, produced in 1916.
Heavy box with a metal latch, satin-lined...containing an exact replica of the prototype Root bottle.
I know Chapman Root's secretary...retired now and still living in Florida. She has an attic full of Coca-Cola memorabilia saved during her years working for Mr. Root. And she has a few of these commemorative bottles as well. Which reminds me; I need to contact her soon....to check out her attic!