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    Posted 2 years ago

    WillSol
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    A remote location near Da Nang, Viet Nam in midsummer 1969. Found a local seamstress with a vintage Singer Treadle machine. Actually these machines seemed to be everywhere. It looks like the little boy needs to have the waist on his trousers taken in. Not a good marketing strategy.
    Do you notice the bottled Coca Cola she is also selling? Everything I drank came in a can. Where she found these bottles remained a mystery, until today.
    I have learned there was a Coca-Cola bottling plant in Da Nang.

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    1. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 2 years ago
      Interesting but why is Coca-Cola printed backwards on the bottles
    2. Congcu, 2 years ago
      I was stationed near Danang in 1966. Coke was everywhere. We would talk about the fact that the Coke bottling plant nearby was never a target of the Viet Cong as were most other factories. Hmm, what was the reason for that?
    3. WillSol WillSol, 2 years ago
      You learn something every day. Maybe the backwards spelling was because it was bottled nearby. Thanks for the comments and information. Maybe that's why every bottle had a different level of Coke in it.
      I had never noticed until now that Coca-Cola was printed backwards, thanks Vynil33rpm.
    4. Congcu, 2 years ago
      The different level in each bottle was that, most likely , the plant was not automated so everything had to be done by hand. Danang at that time did not have a reliable electrical power grid. Service was intermittent and the factory had to adjust to the numerous power outages.
    5. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Neat photo!

      It reminds me of the "pepsi kids" in Iraq-- sold EVERYTHING outside most of the bases, but pepsi was the mainstay.

      Your photo was most likely just printed incorrectly-- so it is all a mirror image and not just something on the bottles.

      scott

    6. WillSol WillSol, 2 years ago
      Thanks Scott. The backwards lettering was puzzling but now makes some sense. My original image of this was on a slide. About fifteen years ago I went through my slides and had photos made of the images. Maybe that is why the printing is backwards.
    7. Congcu, 2 years ago
      The reverse image slide image is a very common problem when having them digitized. I just had about 50 done and half were flipped.
    8. WillSol WillSol, 2 years ago
      Thanks Congcu. I'm going to take a close look at the slide.

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