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2007/06/17 12:50:45 (permalink)

NEHI Beverages

HI, thought Id share what I think might be a rare find, correct me if Im wrong. My boyfriend came across a bottle while out for a walk. I didnt think much of it, he filled it with flowers. The flowers had died so I thought id wash it out. Saw the name NEHI, and decided to look up some info. Apparently the NEHI Bottling Co. began in the 1920's, getting its name from overhearing a sales man using the expression "knee high". The bottom of the bottle is dated March 3, 1925. Anyone have anymore information on this bottle, please let me know.
 
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    RE: NEHI Beverages 2007/06/17 15:03:54 (permalink)
    it all started in 1903 when Claude Hatcher invented his own soda to bottle and sell in his families grocery store he called it "Chero-Cola" he then created a line of fruity beverages that he called "NEHI" as you stated in the 20s they were such a big hit that he renamed the company after them. A little later around 1935 he changed the chero cola formula creating "Royal Crown Cola" or "RC" as most people called it which also was a big hit causing him to change the company name yet again to Royal Crown Cola Co. he also had the first diet soda "diet rite" and the first low calorie soda "RC 100" i think they were also the first to use the aluminum can
     
    is your bottle embossed "nehi" or "chero cola bott. co." on the front opposite the town?
     
    all are common bottles but they are still VERY nice to find

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    RE: NEHI Beverages 2007/06/17 15:21:35 (permalink)
    Couldn't have put it better myself Spence, That's a good short history on Nehi.
     
    Lisa, Welcome to the forum and aneat find.  There are a lot of variations on the Nehi bottles out there, but remember. One bottle leads to another , then another, and a collection has begun.  Good Luck

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    RE: NEHI Beverages 2007/06/17 15:36:53 (permalink)
    you have a nice early version.

     
    not necessarily they used embossed bottles all the way through the 50s all of which have the 1925 patent date on the bottoms, thats why i asked if she had the "chero cola bott. co" or the "NEHI" one

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    RE: NEHI Beverages 2007/06/17 15:43:53 (permalink)
    do you have an example Spence, you know how interested I am in crown tops.

     
    yeah actually i do have an example of both
     
    and i know just how much you think of crown tops i still havent forgotten the "three lanes of oncoming traffic" post

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    RE: NEHI Beverages 2007/06/17 15:49:00 (permalink)
    Well post them dude.


    i will as soon as i can, the batteries in my camera are dead, and for some unknown reason my charger isnt working so i will have to wait and steal the batteries out of one of the remotes, but i wont forget you ill post them as soon as i can
     
    im thinking of getting into the fascinating world of pop bottles

     
    im about to unload some bottles if your interested, i have a squat, some blobs, some early crowns, a couple beers, and some ACLs
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    RE: NEHI Beverages 2007/06/17 15:59:51 (permalink)
    Grazie Spencer il mio amico. Non dimenticherò questo favore.

     
    i dont speak much spanish, but i know a few key phrases such as "donde es el bano?", "como estas usted?"

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    RE: NEHI Beverages 2007/06/17 16:06:44 (permalink)
    Isa no Spanish but youa close

     
    italian or french?
     
    in case you didnt notice i edited my earlier post about the dead batteries

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    RE: NEHI Beverages 2007/06/17 17:44:08 (permalink)
    Thanks everyone for the reply. Finding the bottle is just as fun as learning the history behind it! The bottle says NEHI, a rope design (my guess) on the bottle. The bottom of the bottle reads: 5 <0> 51   Design Pat 0, Mar 3-25, Duraglass (?) and 5. Thanks again for all the information, you are all very nice!
     
    I'm going to try to get these pics taken and post them for you. Is it hard to post them on here?
     
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    RE: NEHI Beverages 2007/06/17 18:54:02 (permalink)
    The bottom of the bottle reads: 5 <0> 51

     
    your bottle was made in 1951 as noted by the manufacturer's mark on the bottom
     

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    RE: NEHI Beverages 2007/06/17 19:09:36 (permalink)
    Grazie Spencer il mio amico. Non dimenticherò questo favore.
    Ricardo.
    ORIGINAL: lobeycat

    hear ya go Spencer


    Spencer thanks my friend. I will not forget this favor. Ricardo.
    post edited by cc6pack - 2007/06/17 19:10:01
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    RE: NEHI Beverages 2007/06/17 19:28:37 (permalink)
    I hope this works
     
     

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    RE: NEHI Beverages 2007/06/17 19:39:03 (permalink)
    More pics....if i can do it right again

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    RE: NEHI Beverages 2007/06/17 19:41:03 (permalink)
    More pics....since im on a roll  :)

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    RE: NEHI Beverages 2007/06/17 20:11:12 (permalink)
    that red label nu grape is a good find, they are a little harder to get with a good label than the blue label ones
     
    and that nehi is definatly a newer one, you can tell because on the older versions the basket weave design is wider and covers more of the bottle

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    RE: NEHI Beverages 2007/06/17 20:37:02 (permalink)
    Thanks Spencer for your reply. I thought the Nugrape bottle was in pretty good shape. Any idea of the year for Nugrape? The NEHI bottle I probally should have taken a closer pic, not in bad shape for being 56yrs old. Anyone have any info on that dog bottle?
     
    Thanks again
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    RE: NEHI Beverages 2007/06/17 21:04:11 (permalink)
    the nu-grape is most likely from the 40s-50s era are there any identifying marks on the bottom of the bottle?

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    RE: NEHI Beverages 2007/06/17 21:15:13 (permalink)
    Spencer, the Nu-Grape bottle is from the Anderson Beverage Corp, Buffalo, NY
    The bottom of the bottle 9 <0> 47  C 1085.
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    RE: NEHI Beverages 2007/06/17 21:35:04 (permalink)
    the nu-grape is fron 1947

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    RE: NEHI Beverages 2007/06/17 21:36:08 (permalink)
    The dog bottle puts me in the mind of possibly being a flavoring extract bottle, there have been quite a few different ones of them put out on the market from various companies over the years. I have to say though, that I have never seen one in that particular pattern of animal before. I have seen elephants, spacemen, and a couple of other varieties. I have a whole case of the sapcemen in their original box that have never been used. The box has some great graphics on it as well as the bottles themselves.
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