View Full Version : Are there fake straight sided Coke bottles?

08-04-2007, 02:53 PM
Do people reproduce these bottles?

I just bought one that looks brand new, but it has a lot of bubbles and a very crude seam line. It just looks like it was made yesterday.

I'm not complaining about the bottle, it looks great! I'm just wondering about it.


08-04-2007, 03:30 PM
If glass isnt buried and wasnt used much (like stored in an attic for 100 years) it should look brand new when washed off.

08-04-2007, 03:39 PM
Thanks for the info.

I may post a picture of the bottle later.

08-04-2007, 03:57 PM
a clear photo always helps

08-04-2007, 09:14 PM
Here are pictures of the bottle. So, what do you think?


08-04-2007, 09:31 PM
2nd picture


08-04-2007, 10:04 PM
that is not a repo! nice bottle by the way mike

08-04-2007, 10:18 PM
Thanks Mike,

It even looks better in person because the flash from taking the picture causes a glare on the bottle.

I can't believe how clean this bottle really is.

08-04-2007, 10:31 PM
i dont think there are any reproduction coca cola bottles, other than the "Property of" hutch

it could have been tumbled, if it wasnt heavily scratched, then it would look clean after a good tumble

08-04-2007, 11:21 PM
hey spencer, whats your guess on dating that bottle, im not up on my early cokes mike

08-04-2007, 11:27 PM
they date between 1900 and 1915, tooled tops are generally phased out around 1910, so abm cokes are generally 1910-1915, and tooled tops are generally 1900-1910

company info, will narrow it down more, if you could find out when the salisbury nc plant opened that would close the gap some

08-05-2007, 12:05 AM
In the one picture it looks like you can see a seam that goes through the crown, but that's a long skinny bubble. The seams stop before they reach the crown.

I gave $35 for the bottle a few days ago, I feel like I got a pretty good deal on it.

08-05-2007, 12:31 AM
thats about the going rate for common cokes

08-05-2007, 12:37 AM
I just feel like with the condition it's in that I got a good deal.

I mean if it was tumbled clean, that had to almost cost the price that i gave for it, so I'm pretty happy about that.

08-05-2007, 12:47 AM
you are correct, you did good, you didnt over pay at all, a good tumble costs between $15-$25

IF it was tumbled, it doesnt really look like it was, most times if a bottle is tumbled it still looks a little worn, or the embossing gets weaker and more rounded

08-05-2007, 01:01 AM
It has very bold embossing, and i can't find anything wrong with it at all.


I was going to tell you that I'm thinking about auctioning off some bottles in a few days, but before I do, I'm going to give you a list of the bottles and their condition and let you pick one out for making me a copy of the porter's Coca cola book.

I will send you a list later.

08-05-2007, 01:50 AM
let me know when you send it, just in case it goes to my junk folder again

ill be getting on top of copying that porters book for you real soon[;)]

08-05-2007, 02:39 AM
I'll send you a list tomorrow, but I'll remind you after I send it.

I know that you like crown top bottles, but these are all Hutchinson bottles except one and it's an older blob top soda kind of like a squat soda bottle.

I'll talk to you tomorrow.

08-05-2007, 02:41 AM
I'll talk to you tomorrow.

looking forward to it[;)]

08-05-2007, 02:42 PM
Excellent buy and a very nice bottle. In that condition it would go a little higher. Possibly $45 to $50. There are several repops out there but they were put out by Coke for anniversaries and centennials/bi-centennial celebrations and have ACLs.

08-05-2007, 02:52 PM

I just sent you an email with the bottles.

I'm headed out to a flea market to see what i can find, talk to you guys when i get back.

08-05-2007, 03:08 PM
There's one amber SS Coke I am aware of...it's from Knoxville Tenn, was made in the 70's and has a mouth so narrow you can barely get yer little finger in it...[/align] [/align]Another Commemorative/RepRo, from the 70's (I think), is the amber Jackson Tenn with Arrow that has fooled some people...and been passed on as authentic. It is lighter in weight than the original. I can't recall the other ways to ID, other than it's obviously "modern made."[/align]

08-05-2007, 03:21 PM
the jaackson tenn, coke has trademark(R) inside the circle arrow, and all are comemmoratives not fakes or repro's[;)]

08-05-2007, 03:30 PM
The Knoxville Tenn is a repRo...made by the same guys that faked the Masons patent 1858 jars back in the late 60's...

The Jackson Tenn is a Commemorative and a repro of the old Coke...why else are sellers able to pass them off as authentic??
Thanks for reminding me about the other ways to ID the Jackson.

08-05-2007, 05:31 PM

Have you ever heard of J.A. Withers Distillery Allenville Missouri?

I collect all Allenville stuff, but I have a nice Whiskey jug from Allenville, and a shot glass for that distillery too.

Just wondering if you had heard of it?

08-05-2007, 09:54 PM
SHOWME...no, I haven't. I see mostly Eastern bottles around here. And my "whiskey" focus is mainly on local/regional .

08-05-2007, 11:33 PM
Ok, just checking.................

Take care.