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1920's Hemingray Antique Old Embossed Red Arrow Bottling Works Detroit Mich 1 Pt. 8 Fl Oz. Aqua Blue Pop Soda Bottle

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    Posted 9 years ago

    electobacco
    (169 items)

    Here is a bottle from my collection that I thought some of you may enjoy. It is one of the more cool looking bottles that I have found and have. It kinda reminds me of a super hyped up Coca-Cola arrow bottle. It is a bottle from the 1920's made by the Hemingray Co.

    "Red Arrow soda is a brand that I haven’t been able to find much information on. But the name of the soda seems to have an interesting history. It appears to have come from the Red Arrow, or 32nd Infantry Division of National Guardsmen from both Michigan and Wisconsin that fought bravely in WWI and II. Due to this honorable history, Red Arrow has become a very popular name in the Michigan area. The name has been given to many landmarks and establishments. There is even the historic U.S. Highway 12 that has been renamed the Red Arrow Highway to honor the men of the Red Arrow Division.

    Some of the flavors that Red Arrow produced were Cream, Wild Cherry, Cherry, Black Cherry and Birch Beer. Today there is a Red Arrow Products Company located in Manitowoc, Wisconsin that produces wholesale food products. I don’t know if this is a remnant of the former company, or something completely separate. If you can share any history of the Red Arrow Bottling Co., please blog-in. We’d love to hear from you.

    Edndiane--I should know more about this than I do. Red Arrow pop company was owned and founded by my uncle Joe Sakal. His original name was Sakalawski, later shortened to Sakal. He ran it in the 40's and 50's (roughly) till his sons Joe and Rudy took over. It went out of business sometime in the late 60's or early 70's. The bottling plant was near Tiger stadium, and was turned into a self storage warehouse when the pop company folded. The sons Joe and Rudy Sakal are both deceased now. They used to give us free cases of Red Arrow pop when I was a kid. Thanks for the write up on this. :) "

    The above info is taken from the following link:

    http://www.retroplanet.com/blog/soda-pop-of-the-week/red-arrow-soda/

    I concur with what is said at the above link. There is not much information on this bottle variation and company. Any additional information on the age of this bottle and possible value would be greatly appreciated. If not that is okay as well, no big deal. I hope all of you are having a wonderful day and may the rest of the week continue to be this way.... : )

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    Comments

    1. electobacco electobacco, 9 years ago
      Thank you for liking this item as well ThriftyGypsy! Take care my friend....
    2. electobacco electobacco, 9 years ago
      I appreciate the fact you noted that you liked this item kerry10456. Thank you my friend! : )
    3. electobacco electobacco, 8 years ago
      Thank you once again for also loving this item lundy... : )
    4. Yuko Yuko, 8 years ago
      Antique bottles of drinks, juices, mineral water or beer tell part of the history of a place or country, the picture of your "little gem" I really like.
      Yuko

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