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2010/08/22 08:48:05 (permalink)

The Try-Me Company


In 1925 two men from Birmingham moved here to Sylacauga, Ala., and opened the Try-Me Bottling Company. At their grand opening they served 8,000 free drinks, 6,000 of which were bottles (the 10oz. ones).

The variations of this bottle continue to surprise me, and it seems that the company covered the entire Eastern Seaboard. Pictured are a 7oz. from La Grange, Ga., and a 10oz. from Anniston, Ala. I found 2 variations of a 24oz. bottle recently, and have seen pics of a green 24oz.

I can only guess that the 6,000 bottles served here that day were from Birmingham, as I've never seen a Sylacauga.

Am interested in the history of this company, particularly in Alabama, as well as finding other variations and cities.

Thanks for your help.

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    Stickeygreen4476
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    RE: The Try-Me Company 2010/08/24 08:51:42 (permalink)
    Here is another city for you
     
    DRINK
    Try-me
    Beverages
    TRADE MARK REG
    TRY ME
    CON 24 FL OZ

    bottom says
    ALLENTOWN
    PATENTED
    APRIL 24, 1924
    PA




    DRINK
    Tru-me
    Beverages
    TRADE MARK REG
    TRY ME
    CON 24 FL OZ

    bottom says
    ALLENTOWN
    PATENTED
    APRIL 24, 1924
    PA
     


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    Jody35150
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    RE: The Try-Me Company 2010/08/24 11:37:42 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Stickeygreen4476

    Here is another city for you

    DRINK
    Try-me
    Beverages
    TRADE MARK REG
    TRY ME
    CON 24 FL OZ

    bottom says
    ALLENTOWN
    PATENTED
    APRIL 24, 1924
    PA




    DRINK
    Tru-me
    Beverages
    TRADE MARK REG
    TRY ME
    CON 24 FL OZ

    bottom says
    ALLENTOWN
    PATENTED
    APRIL 24, 1924
    PA
     



    Thanks for sharing. I found a 24oz. Washington, D.C., at the Birmingham show recently. If you ever consider parting with the Allentown please let me know.
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    Stickeygreen4476
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    RE: The Try-Me Company 2010/08/24 12:26:51 (permalink)
    Its local for me so it might be hard to give up. The pic does not do it justice. The bottle does not look like its ever seen use.  Pm If you have an offer in mind.
     

    If my shovel is clean im having a bad day!
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    RE: The Try-Me Company 2010/08/24 15:09:53 (permalink)
    Good ol' Try-Me Beverages. You should have posted this thread in the Soda section, a lot of soda collectors hang out there. I have only one Try-Me and it is from Hagerstown MD, I'm not interested in getting rid of it though as it is the most mint one I've ever come across. I am wanting one of those 24oz ones as well, but would prefer the green variation.

    Researching the soda bottling companies of the Southwest Virginia, Northeast Tennessee, and Mercer County WV area www.tazewell-orange.com
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    RE: The Try-Me Company 2010/08/24 21:36:22 (permalink)
    Cool...
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    RE: The Try-Me Company 2010/08/24 21:52:41 (permalink)
      my 2cents nice bottles!

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    always looking for, Toledo Ohio, Knoxville Tn. milks pharms and sodas,
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    RE: The Try-Me Company 2010/08/24 22:16:07 (permalink)
    A little paint was needed here. Both from Savannah.

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    The rest of you are just shooting blanks.

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    RE: The Try-Me Company 2010/08/25 23:55:00 (permalink)
    Ive never heard of the Try Me bottles before, nice lookin bottles.

    I see a mansard roof through the trees, the ground beneath my feet, it has garbage and concrete.
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    RE: The Try-Me Company 2010/08/26 09:40:52 (permalink)
    Thanks for the posts, guys. Have never seen the two ACLs before. But the surprises are part of what makes this hobby so much fun.
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    RE: The Try-Me Company 2010/08/27 16:41:52 (permalink)
    Here is a 9 and 10 oz try me from birmingham, ala. just thought i would through these in

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    RE: The Try-Me Company 2010/08/27 21:04:53 (permalink)
    hey corey nice bottles as well as pats acls!

    always looking for, Toledo Ohio, Knoxville Tn. milks pharms and sodas,
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    RE: The Try-Me Company 2010/09/15 09:55:02 (permalink)
    found somemore in my building and they are from meridian, columbus miss. and i have one that is from new orleans la. just thought i would share there is more than what i thought also.
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    RE: The Try-Me Company 2010/09/15 21:04:45 (permalink)
    I know a guy who is looking for a Lagrange, GA, TRY ME.
    post edited by kastoo - 2010/09/15 21:05:04
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    RE: The Try-Me Company 2013/04/26 00:53:15 (permalink)
    Just how rare are these bottles?I have one from New Orleans and Hagerstown.
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    RE: The Try-Me Company 2013/04/26 11:21:48 (permalink)
    Thanks!!

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    RE: The Try-Me Company 2013/04/26 12:11:15 (permalink)
    Never heard of "try me" but I have a flask that says "Try It" on it.
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