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Posted 5 years ago


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Here is another find from last weekend. I have been looking for another one of these for quite a while, and was surprised when I spotted it in a box under a table at the flea market.
This is an interesting embossed soda bottle from here in San Antonio, a “Hippo Size Soda Water”.
“The Big Bottle Drink”, “Bot. Ptd. Nov. 2, 1926”, “Property of Alamo Bottling Wks, San Antonio, Texas”
As you can imagine, these are quite in demand around here for the local connection and the great embossed hippo on both sides.
This example is in great condition, with only a minimal amount of case wear.
Here is a little trade mark info:
"On Saturday, January 07, 1928, a U.S. federal trademark registration was filed for HIPPO SIZE SODA WATER THE BIGGEST BOTTLE FOR 5C by . The USPTO has given the HIPPO SIZE SODA WATER THE BIGGEST BOTTLE FOR 5C trademark serial number of 71259788. The current federal status of this trademark filing is EXPIRED. The correspondent listed for HIPPO SIZE SODA WATER THE BIGGEST BOTTLE FOR 5C is ? of *****, *****, ***** ***** . The HIPPO SIZE SODA WATER THE BIGGEST BOTTLE FOR 5C trademark is filed in the category of Personal & Legal & Social Services . The description provided to the USPTO for HIPPO SIZE SODA WATER THE BIGGEST BOTTLE FOR 5C is NONALCOHOLIC, NONCEREAL, MALTLESS BEVERAGES SOLD AS SOFT DRINKS AND SIRUPS, EXTRACTS, AND CONCENTRATES FOR MAKING THE SAME."


  1. packrat-place packrat-place, 5 years ago
    Thank you very much for the kind words BELLIN68
  2. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    hey packrat you can go back to posting those wonderful photo's you take of your town and neighborhood per CW. We LOVE them please take more and share them ok . If you want to be sure check my post on last mannequins I listed scroll way down through all if it to bottom and YES you can post them per CW . :-)))))))))))))
  3. packrat-place packrat-place, 5 years ago
    Thank you for the complement and the love. I will, there is a place I want to photograph, however, it is the wrong time of the year to explore old buildings, rattle snakes, scorpions(I have killed two in the house this week), black widows, red wasps(real nasty little guys), fire ants(again, quite nasty little critters), etc. But, fear not, I will sacrifice myself for my friends at CW!!!
    If I stop posting, you will know what happened!
  4. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
    Love it big time! If you lived anywhere close to me, you'd find me bartering for it!
  5. packrat-place packrat-place, 5 years ago
    Thank you very much for the kind words. These are very sought after around here. Getting harder to find all the time, I am always on the lookout for them.
  6. packrat-place packrat-place, 5 years ago
    Thank you very much officialfuel & AR8Jason
  7. Yuko Yuko, 5 years ago
    I really like the antiques bottles.
    You have a beautiful hippo size soda water.
  8. salcollects, 3 years ago
    I have one of these Hippo Soda Bottles, it has white lettering, 16 oz. BOT. PAT'D NOV 2, 1926. Also have lots of coke and other soda bottles. I really love bottles of any kind. Are these bottles worth anything?
  9. packrat-place packrat-place, 3 years ago
    Not really $8.00-$20.00 on Ebay...
    Thank you very much Yuko & tom61375....

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