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Posted 14 days ago


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Some updated information with special thanks to bottle-bud.
This is a Circle A Soda bottle. It was made by the Owens-Illinois Glass Co. at the Los Angeles (San Bernardino) plant. This bottle is from 1939.

From a local antique shop. Thought this bottle had some interesting molding plus it was from San Bernardino. As I live in the San Bernardino National Forest and Bernardino city is just at the bottom of the hill I tend to collect San Bernardino.
Alost all the printing is missing from the bottle but is does have the A in a circle near the top . The only printing left is an "HC".
The bottom of the bottle says "Dr Pepper Bottling Co" and San Bernardino. There is also a diamond and oval mark sort of like the Owens-Illinois Glass Co.
Looks like unsolved mystery time.


  1. fortapache fortapache, 14 days ago
    Oops I forgot to hit the Unsolved Mystery button which I usually hit by accident.
  2. bottle-bud bottle-bud, 14 days ago
    This bottle would have been a Circle A soda. Do a quick search for Circle A bottles and you will see the embossed A in a circle on similar bottles.
  3. fortapache fortapache, 14 days ago
    Thank you very much bottle-bud for solving the mystery. Do you know how old it is? It has a 23 on the bottom.
  4. fortapache fortapache, 14 days ago
    Thank you
  5. bottle-bud bottle-bud, 13 days ago
    I see the diamond/oval/I on the bottom of the bottle and this would indicate she was made by the Owens Illinois Glass Co. The # 23 tells us that is was made at the Los Angeles, Ca. factory. The number to the right I can't quite make out looks like a 9? If it is a nine this would tell us the date of manufacture is 1939. If there is a dot to the right of the number this tells us its 1949.
  6. iggy iggy, 13 days ago
    Cool! Good work bottle-bud
  7. fortapache fortapache, 13 days ago
    Thank you very much again bottle-bud. It is a 9 with no dot so 1939. I did note the Owen Illinois Mark.
    Thank you again.
  8. fortapache fortapache, 13 days ago
    Thank you
  9. fortapache fortapache, 11 days ago
    Thank you McCoyNelson
  10. fortapache fortapache, 11 days ago
    Thank you
  11. fortapache fortapache, 2 days ago
    Thank you buckethead.

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