Dating glass coke bottles

dating glass coke bottles

How to date Coke bottles?

It is easy to date Coke bottles that are made by the Root Glass company. The word “ROOT” will be present on those bottles. The “ROOT” base mark can be seen in original Coke glass bottles. Root bottles carry model numbers. Also, Root Coke bottles will have heel numbers. “Co”, O will be in lower-case letters.

How can you tell what kind of glass is in Coke?

Most Coke bottles (although not all) bear a glass manufacturer’s mark (logo, emblem, trademark, or initials) somewhere on the bottle, that may help to identify what glass company made it. In general, glass manufacturers’ marks are usually seen on the base, but sometimes appear on the side or lower heel of the bottle.

How can you tell what year a coke is made?

When located on the heels of early contour Coke bottles, these tiny date marks will often be embossed together with letters identifying the name of the glass company that made the bottle.

Why is Coca Cola sold in glass bottles instead of cans?

Before manufacturing Coke bottles, Coca Cola was produced in soda fountains. Then they started serving Coke in glass bottles. Any brand tries to protect its products against imitators, who may damage a companys interests if they operate on a large enough scale.

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