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ABCB/NSDA Convention Commemorative Bottles
National Soft Drink Association (NSDA) is the leading trade association for the non-alcohol beverage industry. Originally founded in 1919 as the American Bottlers of Carbonated Beverage (ABCB), the name was changed to NSDA in 1966.
NSDA serves as a liaison between various industry, government, legislative, regulatory and public groups. Until 2000, NSDA hosted InterBev, the beverage industry's largest trade show. InterBev, previously named the International Beverage Industry Exposition (IBIE), continues to exist and is held every two years. For more information please see www.interbev.com.
A number of commemorative bottles have been produced in celebration of the yearly NSDA convention. However, commemorative bottles produced by Owens-Illinois from 1950 until 2000 have become particularly popular among bottle collectors over the years. The graphics on these bottles highlight the city where the convention was held, and the location and date of the convention are always printed on the bottle. Owens-Illinois is one of the world's leading producers of glass and plastics packaging products. Below is Owens-Illinois contact information.
Toledo, Ohio 43666
While NSDA appreciates that these bottles have become collectibles, the association does not know their value. If you are interested in purchasing or selling bottles, you may want to put them on E-bay or other on-line auctions, or contact some of the memorabilia resources listed on NSDA's web site under www.nsda.org/softdrinks/Memorabilia/index.html
National Soft Drink Association
1101 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
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