bottle-bud

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. One pint will equal 16 ounces plus the 10 ounces equal 26 ounces. This would be considered a quart size bottle, even though a quart equals 24 ounces!
  2. The diamond/oval/I mark on the bottom of the bottle tells us that the bottle was manufactured by the Owens-Illinois Glass Co. The #3 to the left of the mark tells us that the bottle was made at the Fa...
  3. I am glad you like the bottles stoecker! I found an article in the paper dated June 18, 1978, that stated that the Dynamite Double Cola Bottling Co.Inc. has acquired the assets of Stoecker Soda Wate...
  4. Well I have seen all kinds of animals on soda bottles (all kinds of birds, bears, elk, a gnu, a whale etc.) This is the first picture of an alligator that I have seen. It's great! Thanks for sharing!
  5. Most definitely at late 1970's one-way or throw away bottle. I believe would have had a paper label on it at one time.
  6. Thanks to all for the love taps!
  7. I am glad you like them, I subscribe to the same magazine as well!
  8. Love that blue color and a great ad to go with it. Thanks for sharing!
  9. Pretty nifty idea and a cool looking display. I especially like the Jumbo Hi-Klas bottle with the elephant.
  10. Just now seeing this, Totally cool case! Never seen a case like it that had multiple brands of soda on it and furthermore looks like a traditional case for beer rather than soda. Thanks for posting.
  11. Nice history to go along with the label. I have that same National bottle in my collection without the label of course!
  12. I see what looks like a bar code to the right of the label and a twist top bottle definitely as iggy has stated mid to late 1970's bottle.
  13. Cool bottle, never seen one before! Thanks for sharing
  14. oldandodd, I am glad you like the Pop Kola's. The ones in the pic are the only ones I have and are not for sale. If I were to find a bunch of them I will let you know.
  15. Caperkid, The only thing I know about Pluto Water is that it was bottled in French Lick Spring, Indiana and was claimed to be somewhat a cure all for all sorts of internal problems, mainly constipatio...
  16. Iggy, The Howdy is one of my favorites also. Hard to find version with the Stoecker name on it.
  17. Sorry, I now realize you are in England! Love that pic of the hotel!
  18. Great find Just curious, Which state is Hitchen in?
  19. Amazing story, I did not think there such an item as a dollar bottle anymore. I have dropped many bottles over the years and some like yours come away with little or no damage, I had them break in two...
  20. Thanks to all for the love taps. Hard to believe that the span in age of these three bottles is only about 25 years.
  21. Yea, the camels are cool! I would like to find a sign advertising Camel Soda.
  22. Yea, Breweries were bottling all kinds of goodies during prohibition. Probably some sort of soft drink!
  23. In my opinion the bottles look to be from 1917 also. The number 8 you mentioned is actually a B. I am guessing the 17 is for 1917 and the B would likely indicate the Buck Glass Co. out of Baltimore, ...
  24. Nice bottle, Don't know if you will get this or not it's only been four years! The "C" represents Cardinal Soda Water Co. The diamond is the mark for Owen-Illinois Glass Co. I am guessing your bottle...
  25. Thanks SpiritBear for the nice comments. Thanks to all for the Love taps.
  26. Nice bottle! The symbol on the bottom of your bottle is a keystone. K in a keystone, Knox Glass Bottle Co. The main plant was located in Knox, Penn. Knox had many plants and I am unsure of which o...
  27. Nice bottle! You are correct in that the bottle was made in Bridgeton N.J. (#14) The #2 would more than likely be for 1932, if there was a dot after the two it would be 1942. The # 11 is a mold numb...
  28. A John Landis Mason, had a patent for a fruit car with a screw top lid in 1858. Ball Brothers Glass Manufacturing Co. had a jar called the Ball Perfect Mason. That's where the Ball comes from! Check o...
  29. I believe your bottle is from the mid 1960's or later, that's when the one way bottles were in favor. This link may help! http://www.angelfire.com/nc3/throwaway/Welcome.html
  30. The marking system in reference is only for bottles manufactured by Owens-Illinois.
  31. Looks like a diamond/ oval /I to me. Owens-Illinois Glass Co. # 7 being the Alton, Illinois plant #1 being 1931, looks like there may be a dot or period next to the one and that would indicate 194...
  32. Nice color on your bottle! The diamond/oval/I mark stands for the Owens-Illinois Glass Co. The #3 mark says the bottle was made at the Fairmont, WV plant. The #6 mark indicates the year which would...
  33. I agree with your statement, I believe you are referring to the 24 0z dated 1939. This bottle has the diamond-oval-I marks with a three to the left (Fairmont WV plant) and a nine with no dot which sho...
  34. SpiritBear, I am not sure I understand your question.
  35. I did some quick research and found an Edward R Williams and an Edward M Williams that were associated with the Coca Cola Bottling Co. of Akron. The Coca-Cola bottling facility was located at 101 N. h...
  36. SpiritBear, with that being said, this bottle looks as though it had been tumbled. Thanks for the info!
  37. Iggy, I do not have a tumble set up. I simply clean them with a mixture of soap & vinegar, or a product called barkeepers friend. Sometimes I get them in really good condition like the Voelker. (which...
  38. I am glad you like it! THANKS
  39. I seen your bottle and posted a comment. Your label, I believe would be similar to the bottle to the left of the red label bottle shown above.
  40. Nice bottle, too bad the front label is gone. Your bottle would date from the mid 1950's to the early 1960's. The N in a square says that the bottle was made by the Obear-Nestor Glass Company, East St...
  41. Nice bottle. I found a Harry B. Biedenharn and a Lawrence C. (Willie) Biedenharn in the 1921 & 1926 Vicksburg city directory that listed them as proprietors of The Coca Cola Company. Look like they ...
  42. Well I'm glad you like the bottles. I used to go to the Belleville flea market on a regular basis but haven't been there in years. Bought a lot of bottles there.
  43. Nice bottle. I found a Frederick Cheadle listed in the 1880 & 1881 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania city directory as a bottler, Main n Mill, Hbg (Hbg I assume being Holmesburg). Spirit Bear was right on...
  44. Great find and a very informative history on the bottles. I would not consider this useless information, I enjoyed reading it. Hope you find more!
  45. Canada Dry had many different flavors, your bottle may have had ginger ale or something else. The bottle cap would have defined which flavor it was. Your bottle would have been filled by the bottling ...
  46. Great story. It would be neat to see it in operation!
  47. Good to know SpiritBear! Thanks for the info!
  48. Good to know, Thanks
  49. Just curious. Does the bottle have the same graphics as these?
  50. Ha, She kinda has the same expression as I do when I find a new bottle to add to my collection!
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