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Posted 6 years ago

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Does anybody know what these test bottles were actually used for? I have this one with a wooden sleeve that supposedly allowed the test bottle to fit into regular bottling equipment. I just don't know why it would go though the bottling line. Looks cool anyway.


  1. coke.trevor.cola coke.trevor.cola, 6 years ago
    Hey Bill we were actually talking about these bottles just a couple weeks ago check this link http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/53597-coca-cola-syrup-bottles?in=84
  2. coke.trevor.cola coke.trevor.cola, 6 years ago
    Have not seen one with the wooden sleeve, really cool!
  3. Spriteboy Spriteboy, 6 years ago
    Thanks Trevor and mrmajestic1. I've seen a few of these wooden sleeves over the years but nobody seems to know there real pupose.
  4. tommy1002 tommy1002, 6 years ago
    Would the wooden sleeve be like a spacer, so that in a bottling line the tester stands properly with other bottles. OR for shipping purposes so that a standard case could be used to ship tests between plants????
  5. coke.trevor.cola coke.trevor.cola, 6 years ago
    I agree with Tom, i think the wood sleeve was for shipping purposes.
  6. tommy1002 tommy1002, 6 years ago
    Dang nab it!!!!......... Okay I give, how were they used, please????
  7. tommy1002 tommy1002, 6 years ago
    Is it possible that with such a wide "fill line margin", they would send these down the line at certain intervals to assure proper (within specs) filling of syrup for cost and quality control. Kinda like the guy that checks the gas pumps for the Dept. Of Weights and Measure for the state??
  8. tommy1002 tommy1002, 6 years ago
    WOOO HOOOO.... nailed one!!!
  9. Spriteboy Spriteboy, 6 years ago
    Thanks Tommy and Ray for coming up with the answer. MYSTERY SOLVED.
  10. CornerCollectibles CornerCollectibles, 5 years ago
    The early bottling lines had liquid low pressure fillers. The bottles came out of the washer, they squirted syrup into them( hence the syrup throw and the use of these syrup measuring bottles), squirted carbonated water in the bottle, capped it, and then spun it or tumbled it into the finished product.

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