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St. Louis, Mo

This all started way back when I started picking up pop bottles for candy and pin ball money. I'm showing my age when I say I used to get 5 cents per bottle. Just enThis all started way back when I started picking up pop bottles for candy and pin ball money. I'm showing my age when I say I used to get 5 cents per bottle. Just enough for a game of pinball or a candy bar. Then I started finding bottles that the local confectionary would not take, oddballs. I figured that some one would take them so I kept them. These bottles, were stored in a closet and forgotten about until I returned home from the Navy and were rediscovered. Then I thought it would be fun to find the oddballs. And that's how it all started. At one time I had close to 2,000 bottles in my collection, but decided to downsize and only collect soda's bottled or related to St. Louis. I'm down to approx. 800 or so soda bottles. I collect painted label, embossed and paper as well as photos, labels openers etc. I'm still having fun collecting. (Read more)


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  1. You are welcome WesternPA-Collector, I have since added 4 more versions of different Whistle bottles to my collection.
  2. Thanks iggy, now I need to find the big one gallon size.
  3. Thanks purvis, I enjoy your posts as well.
  4. Excellent, I am digging all the different colors. Thanks for sharing!
  5. Hey Thanks, I'm always a bit curious as to where different sodas are bottled.
  6. very nice indeed! I especially like the Chocolate Soldier bottles. Any cities stamped on your bottles?
  7. The emblem on the bottom of the bottle is symbol for the glass manufacturer. The picture is a bit fuzzy but the mark appears to be a diamond-oval-I, this represents the Owens Illinois Glass Co. The nu...
  8. I do not believe that the w-1495 is a date code but rather some sort of mold number or other identifier for the glass manufacturer. The date code is on the bottom of the bottle represented by 14, I i...
  9. I use copper pellets (#12 cut to 3/32) and a 1500 grit silicon carbide mixed with water. For inside tumbling I put enough copper in the bottle to fill half way with the bottle on its side, add 3/4 tbs...
  10. I've added a picture of the machine, just a basic one bottle tumbler with a 1/3 hp motor. I believe she spins at 80 rpm. I have a bottle in the tube now tumbling away.
  11. Thanks guys, I am very happy with the results I've been getting.
  12. Cool bottle! and a very interesting notation, thank for sharing.
  13. Found tons of ads in a newspaper archive I belong to for Lady Esquire shoe coloring, some ads show bottles similar to yours but not exactly the same, mostly dating to the mid 1960's
  14. From what I found the P in a circle mark is from the Pierce Glass Company, St. Mary's Pennsylvania (1905-1912) Hamburg, New York (1912-1917) Port Allegany, Pennsylvania (1917-1980's). Not sure about t...
  15. Nice Bottle! I have basically the same bottle with no city mentioned, however on the bottom of mine it has the code 28-S-1, I believe this code to represent 1928 - American Bottle Company - Streater,...
  16. Cool looking bottle! I did a quick search of D.P. Lowe in an archive newspaper source that I subscribe to and read that the bottling works burned to the ground in November of 1914. No mention of a re...
  17. Looks like an Anheuser Busch beer bottle to me. Hard to tell from the photo but more than likely an eagle flying through the A. These bottles date from the mid 1960's to early 1970's and are NDNR (no...
  18. I believe the 33 refers to the number of calories in the drink. Also Rolling Rock sponsored an Area 33 at a local casino that was used for concerts.
  19. Thanks for the info, Ulee.
  20. Wow! A built in opener, never heard of it til now. Thanks for sharing!
  21. Cool looking bottle with the foreign script on it. Someone just stuck a cork in the top, it does not go with the bottle, would have had a typical metal crown top.
  22. I agree, the I inside the O started I believe in 1952, yet the bottle does seem older. I magnified the bottom of the bottle and 2 looks to have a double stamp, like another number may be under the 2. ...
  23. Thanks junkbuddy and Ms.CrystalShip for your cool stories. Ah yes those were the good ole days!
  24. Agreed, maybe one day we will figure what GC stands for!
  25. I have several small bottles approx. the same size as yours, but mine are clear bottles. Not a 100% sure but I think your sister is correct in being some sort of medicinal bottle.
  26. oops, I guess I look at too many bottles. LOL
  27. Post the green version, would love to see that version also!
  28. The label surely looks legit to me. I have a quart size bottle with a paper label that looks very similar to yours. Hard to tell from the picture but your label seems to be a bit more faded than mine,...
  29. Awesome Display!
  30. I read it as instructions for some sort of syrup for a soft drink, maybe a root beer, just guessing. "ADD CONTENTS AND 1 CUP OF SUGAR TO 1/2 GAL. ICED WATER" "FOR GLASSFUL USE AMOUNT SHOWN BY EACH L...
  31. Wow! Thanks
  32. By the way, what does the C.P. stand for??
  33. Good information! I did not know that they started in Minneapolis and ended up in Florida. Again Good Luck in finding more C.P. stuff.
  34. Well I do really wish I had something for you, the only bottles I have are the ones pictured and they are part of my collection of St. Louis soda's. C.P. bottles are really getting hard to find. Goo...
  35. Thanks for your input Lghoffman!
  36. Quite a variety of different bottles you got there. Nice!
  37. Wow! I was only joking, who would have known. Good research Thomas
  38. The man looks like Mr. Peanut from Planters Peanuts!
  39. That Red Fox bottle, to me anyway is the nicest of the bunch. It should clean up rather nicely. In my opinion the last bottled pictured is a soda.
  40. I have seen Hanover Club bottles before but never a Cranberry Cola. Neat bottle Thanks for sharing!
  41. Looks like 1967 to me. Nice find!
  42. Nice bottle! I have two Howdy's with the same design as yours and both have Owens-Illinois marks for the early 1930's. Those lips marks appear to be in the same manner as a Glenshaw bottle but maybe ...
  43. I have the same bottle, but mine is dated 1968, I also have a red label version dated 1968, and soon to get a white label version. Not sure when they stopped bottling Howdy?
  44. I am glad you like it. Looking forward to see your version.
  45. Looks like an old Jim Beam whiskey bottle to me. Possibly from the late 1950's
  46. I especially like those NuGrapes, Thanks for sharing!
  47. Neat little bottle, should clean up nicely. I am an old guy and back in the day you would have to pay a deposit on soda bottles when you bought them. Bottling companies would reuse bottles over and o...
  48. The glass makers mark is referred to as a diamond oval-I, and represents the Owens Illinois Glass Co. The 4 is code for the Clarksburg, WV plant, at one time there were 26 plants in operation. The num...
  49. Nice educational post! I agree, you'll never what can be found unless we look.
  50. Cool bottle! At first glance I thought for sure I was looking at a quart size soda bottle. If it didn't say motor oil on the bottle I would have identified it as a soda. Thanks for sharing.
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