[color=#800000 size=5]CHERO COLA
, 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
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.
, 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
. These bottles also contained paper labels in the middle.
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