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2011/04/20 19:51:34 (permalink)

7oz chero cola bottles alabama

I went through some of my bottles the other day and found 2 odd balls how long did they make a 7oz chero bottle i have all kinds of 6 1/2 but not 7 oz these 2 are from birmingham and decatur alabama was wondering how long and how many 7 oz are there. Just an odd question never payed much attention until i found these. Just thought i would through it out there.

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    Dragon0421
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    RE: 7oz chero cola bottles alabama 2011/04/20 19:52:08 (permalink)
    marked to where you can see better the 7 oz

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    RE: 7oz chero cola bottles alabama 2011/04/20 22:24:14 (permalink)
    From the Chero-Cola book:

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    wonkapete
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    RE: 7oz chero cola bottles alabama 2011/04/21 00:11:51 (permalink)
    I have a 7oz from Flomaton, AL.
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    RE: 7oz chero cola bottles alabama 2011/04/21 13:16:09 (permalink)
    I really don't know much about Chero Cola, but I can't help but wonder if there is an age factor tied in somewhere? Meaning that one series of sizes might be be older than the others. Perhaps the 7 oz first and then the 6 oz and 6 1/2 oz second. (Or visa versa) ???
     
    My one and only "Chero - A Perfect Cola" bottle is the one shown below. It is an Acl - LGW -  6 oz - and dated 1945.
     
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    RE: 7oz chero cola bottles alabama 2011/04/23 22:05:33 (permalink)
    [color=#800000 size=5]CHERO COLA




    In 1905, due to strong sales of their newly created drinks, Hatcher and his father organized their bottling operation into the Union Bottling Works and added Chero-Cola to their line of soft drinks.
    Chero-Cola was a sweet caramel colored soft drink developed by a pharmacist named Claude Hatcher in Columbus, Georgia in 1905.  From that time until 1912, an indeterminate number of circle-name, paper label bottles were distributed by the Union Bottling Works of Columbus, GA.



    PRE 1912
    Paper Labels on Union Bottle Works Bottles

    1912
    Embossed Bottle, Arc Script Name (N)

    1913-1914
    Embossed Bottle, Angled Script Name (N)

    1915-1923
    Embossed Bottle, Angled Block Name (N)

    1923-1934
    Embossed Bottle, Twist Design



    1934-

    A few Painted Label Chero-Cola bottles were issued after 1934, with a yellow label in the middle.




    Chero-Cola bottles seemed to have evolved in two basic designs, the "angled" design, and the "twist" design. Two size variations have been noted, a 6-1/2 oz, and a 7 oz bottle. Three glass colors have been recorded, clear, aqua (light green), and green.
    The arc script embossed bottle with the name placed in an arc on the neck and a paper label in the middle was considered the first franchise bottle.   
    From 1913 to 1914, the bottles contained an angled script name on the bottle neck.  All bottles through 1914 were "Bimal" (two piece bottles with applied neck) bottles.
    Beginning in 1915 all bottles were ABM or single unit construction bottles.  The angled-block letter design bottles, which are the most common of the bottle generations, appeared from 1915 to 1922.  These bottles also contained paper labels in the middle.
    From 1923 until 1934 the twist design bottle was issued with the name embossed in the middle.  The twist design eliminated the need for a paper label with all of the needed information actually embossed on the face of the bottle. The earliest date found on this bottle design is 1923.
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    RE: 7oz chero cola bottles alabama 2011/04/23 22:19:34 (permalink)
    As for the size question and it's corresponding years, I would believe that Celery Soda might know something about that. He did write a book about the brand.

    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: 7oz chero cola bottles alabama 2011/04/24 15:55:59 (permalink)
    Thanks for all of the info looks like he has another book i am going to have to pic up. Thanks for all the replys.
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    RE: 7oz chero cola bottles alabama 2011/04/25 08:39:42 (permalink)
    Duane73

    Have you ever heard of, or come across, a source for detailed information on individual bottlers? I seek info on two Alabama towns, Sylacauga & Talladega, but the resources for local research are limited. The bottles are there, but the history is sorely lacking.

    Thanks,


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    RE: 7oz chero cola bottles alabama 2011/04/25 21:15:44 (permalink)
    Can't say I have..I have a list of cities I found but it is not complete...Check out some sanborn maps..I found the Cartersville GA bottler where I live was only a round a short time 4 years max.. The list is below and I know it not complete. I have some Ga bottles that are not listed here..
     
     




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    RE: 7oz chero cola bottles alabama 2011/04/25 22:34:55 (permalink)
    Ya forgot Pocahontas, VA and Princeton W. VA. There was also one in Mullens, WVA.

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