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                 Charles David Head

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South Pittsburg TN 37380

 

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KOCA NOLA BOTTLES WANTED: $200 REWARD!Koca Nola Crown Top Gastonia NC

BIMAL crown top bottle from the KOCA NOLA / BOTTLING WORKS / Koca Nola / GASTONIA, N.C.

Depending on condition, I will pay a MINIMUM of $200 for embossed crown top Koca Nola soda bottles from:

WANTED FOR MY KOCA NOLA COLLECTION

WANTED FOR MY PERSONAL COLLECTION

Embossed and Applied Color Label soda, milk, and druggist bottles and related memorabilia from:

ALABAMA

The Bridgeport (Alabama) Bottling Works began operations in October, 1891, producing 90 cases of soda pop the first week that they were in business.  The soda pop was marketed in glass bottles utilizing Hutchinson's Patent Spring Stopper.  By April, 1892, their sales amounted to 400 cases per week, and that number likely increased to 500 cases per week before the firm went out of business due to (in all probability) the Panic of 1893. 

During its heyday, the Bridgeport Bottling Works manufactured far more soda than the town's population of 3,500 could consume, so it is this author's conjecture that a large portion of the firm's soda pop was shipped via rail to be marketed elsewhere.  In fact, two examples of horseshoe-plate mould style Hutchinson bottles from the Bridgeport Bottling Works were dug out west years ago!  Depicted below are examples of two variants of these rare Hutchinson bottles.  If you are aware of others, please let me know!  I am also very interested in adding any other Bridgeport Bottling Works bottles to my collection as well.

References: The Bridgeport News, May 5, 1892; Dennis Lambert, Bridgeport, Alabama; HutchBook.com

Photographs: Robert Hookey, South Pittsburg, Tennessee

Bridgeport also had several druggists, including Hollis G. Watson.  The accompanying illustration pictures one of his clear medicine bottles embossed YOUR / DRUGGIST / HOLLIS G. WATSON / BRIDGEPORT / ALA.  I'd sure like to add one of these to my collection!  (Photograph by Eddie Bellamy)

   

SCOTTSBORO, ALA / REGISTERED / 7 OZ. (on shoulder) / PROPERTY OF COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO. (near base) - Photograph: Robert Hookey, South Pittsburg, Tennessee

SECTION / BOTTLING WORKS / SECTION, ALA. clear crown top soda - Photograph by Eddie Bellamy

GEORGIA

TENNESSEE

THE SARTAIN DRUG CO. / SOUTH PITTSBURG, TENN. clear medicine - Photograph by Eddie Bellamy

T. C. I. & B. CO. / TRACY CITY / TENN. (Tracy City Ice & Bottling Company) - Photograph: Robert Hookey, South Pittsburg, Tennessee

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