View Full Version : What States do not have a Colored Pontil Soda

03-07-2013, 04:43 PM
I am just wondering what states do not have a colored pontil blob top soda? I just thought it would be good info like if someone wanted to start a collection of them. I know some of them dont.

What states do not have a cobalt pontil soda? Lets get your minds working Ha Ha.

03-07-2013, 04:47 PM
I know Oklahoma doesn't...

03-07-2013, 05:02 PM
It's pretty slim picking in Wisconsin. There are very very few pontilled bottles of any sort. As far as I know, there is currently only one example known that is a colored soda bottle. (I don't mean one mold or one brand, I mean one bottle). So, maybe it was a mistake even. As far as a collector getting one, he better get out his wallet and then shoot for an aqua one. Even that bottle would be difficult to get your hands on.

03-07-2013, 05:10 PM
I've never heard of a colored one from Kansas either, they do have a couple aqua's.


03-07-2013, 05:18 PM
I thought Kansas did have a pontil green soda. I know Alaska does not have one either to my knowledge.

03-07-2013, 05:53 PM

If they do i've never seen or heard of it. All I know is the aqua L. Block & Co KT from Leavenworth City and the aqua Block & Brandon KT from there too.


03-07-2013, 05:54 PM
There is a green Block from there that is a smooth base I know of.


03-07-2013, 05:57 PM
To my knowledge (Which is limited on pontils) WV does not. Unless it was part of West Virginia that was Virginia. Otherwise, there is a small time frame in which those would still be used.

03-07-2013, 05:58 PM
I thought the Block was pontil

03-07-2013, 06:37 PM
I would say this website has listed about 90-95% of all known pontiled soda and beer bottles. They have a good search engine.


03-07-2013, 07:03 PM
The aqua one is Theo. There could be a green one that is too, just saying that the only green one I knew of had a smooth base. Gerry Phifer may know for sure.


03-07-2013, 08:20 PM
I don't think Maine has a colored one, just aqua.

03-07-2013, 11:40 PM
I don't think New Hampshire has one, colored or aqua. As a matter of fact I only know of one colored squat from New Hampshire, and that is smooth base.

I know there is one pontiled one listed but I don't believe it...the Henry Hall's are all smooth base as far as I know.

jays emporium
03-08-2013, 12:43 AM
Texas does not have a colored one. I think there is a pontiled aqua squat from Galveston.

03-08-2013, 04:16 PM
If there is one from VT, I'd love to see a pic of it. I'm not aware of one. I'm not even sure there is a pontiled soda for VT, period. There's the little JD Stanley from Rutland, but I've only ever seen them in aqua and smooth based.

Jim G

03-08-2013, 08:14 PM
That would make a good post , showing all pontiled colored sodas from each state.

03-08-2013, 10:04 PM
Yes it would!

03-09-2013, 09:19 AM
Hey RIB. Couldn't figure out the search page from that link (but I am reasonably inept on a computer).

03-10-2013, 12:31 PM
Florida does not have a pontiled colored soda. Actually I have never encountered an embossed Florida bottle that has a pontil. Labeled puffs from Florida towns is about as close as you get. Most likely George Emory/Jacksonville Fla is the first embossed soda water bottle used in Florida and it is a smooth base aqua bottle circa 1870 +/- a couple of years. One of DT Sweeny/Key West, Fla bottles is an amber lightning stopper bottle and the only true colored soda type bottle from Florida I know of and is scarcely seen for sale. The Ponce DeLeon Springs Water/
St Augustine, Fla is a colored Saratoga type bottle. It is extremely rare. Slim pickins in this neck of the woods for old colored soda's. There are probably less than a dozen bottlers that used embossed gravitating stopper bottles.