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  1. elliott 123

    Hutch Soda: Alabama Bottling Works ABW {monogram} Bessemer Ala "T" base

    I've been studying the resources provided to me by kind members of this group. I seem to have variants - ones that almost match a listed example but not quite. Some of mine either have a different mark on the bottom and/or lack one of the markings noted in the description. My variants are not...
  2. elliott 123

    Hutch Soda: H. G. Meumann Bessemer Ala

    Thanks Leon. How do you account for variants? Mine is exactly 6 1/2 inches tall but it has D.O.C. on the back near the base. I see on the Hutchbook.com site, they have AL038 H G MEUMANN / BESSEMER / ALA that seems to be similar? That one has the DOC on the back at the base, but it is listed as...
  3. elliott 123

    Newbie - Sodas and Medicine (PIcs added)

    Thank you so very much for sharing this resource! I'm sure people who are familiar with bottles have no trouble navigating the Hutchinson Project database. But for me as a newbie, the illustrations in the resource you provided are so much easier to use. I was able to find some of mine right away...
  4. elliott 123

    Hutch Soda: Alabama Bottling Works ABW {monogram} Bessemer Ala "T" base

    Thank you. I don't see any other markings on mine. On page 23 of Alabama's Pre-Crown, Mr. Lines classifies it as Extremely Rare. HIs scale is a bit different from hutchbook.com. Mr. Lines' book was originally published in 1986. My grandfather and father (both now deceased) were very active in...
  5. elliott 123

    "The Mar-Cola Co." with Eagle & Stars, Bessemer, Ala.

    Looks like the Mar-Cola Company was sold in 1919 after three people filed lawsuits against Joseph L. Wood, manufacturer of Mar-Cola. BhamWiki lists operation dates of 1916-1920, but clearly Mar-Cola was sold and ended operation in March 1919. By April 1919 it was rebranded as Birmingham Smile...
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    "The Mar-Cola Co." with Eagle & Stars, Bessemer, Ala.

    Hi DeepSeaDan. Thanks for your reply. After I saw your post earlier today, I followed his Bottle Group page. Thanks for the heads up!
  7. elliott 123

    Hutch Soda: Alabama Bottling Works ABW {monogram} Bessemer Ala "T" base

    Wow! That's quite a collection! Very nice indeed. Thanks for your reply and for sharing your spectacular collection! Do you think my bottle is the same as the one designated AL0025 at hutchbook.com? The example there is also 8 inches tall, has the same embossed monogram and lettering, and a T...
  8. elliott 123

    Hutch Soda: Alabama Bottling Works ABW {monogram} Bessemer Ala "T" base

    Hopeful the experienced hutch soda collectors can enlighten me on this one too. All these bottles I'm posting are recently inherited - straight from the attic after being stored since the mid-eighties. I've posted several others I'm needing clarification on and would appreciate the help of the...
  9. elliott 123

    Diekman Bottling Works

    I'm a newbie so have no idea if it's scarce or not, but it certainly has a lot of eye appeal. I like it a lot! Congrats.
  10. elliott 123

    Hutch Soda: H. G. Meumann Bessemer Ala

    Wondering if anyone can enlighten me on this little hutch soda? It's 6 1/2 inches tall, has wear, and is light aqua. Thanks for any info. Embossed on front in inset circle: H G MEUMANN / BESSEMER / ALA Embossed on back at base: D.O.C. No other markings found. This one below from Thomas C...
  11. elliott 123

    "The Mar-Cola Co." with Eagle & Stars, Bessemer, Ala.

    There's a picture of it in that other thread with the grouping photo.
  12. elliott 123

    "The Mar-Cola Co." with Eagle & Stars, Bessemer, Ala.

    Wow. It looked like Coca-Cola and they didn't know the difference if they couldn't read. I never thought of that but it makes complete sense. I have one of those Ala-Cola straight side bottles in amber. I don't know why, but it's one of my favorites. Some of these bottles are as dug, with the...
  13. elliott 123

    Newbie - Sodas and Medicine (PIcs added)

    Thank you, maybe someone who knows will fill me in. :) Can you look at this one and see if you can shed any light? I may have posted it in the wrong sub-forum. I think it's actually post 1900? https://www.antique-bottles.net/threads/the-mar-cola-co-with-eagle-stars-bessemer-ala.699485/#post-781393
  14. elliott 123

    Newbie - Sodas and Medicine (PIcs added)

    Thanks. That's just some of them I could easily get pictures of. There are more I haven't unboxed yet. I'm looking over this Hutchinson Project website. Do you know how to tell the difference between a round and horseshoe plate? I'm assuming there is a shape I'm looking for on the bottom of...
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    "The Mar-Cola Co." with Eagle & Stars, Bessemer, Ala.

    Hoping someone can shed some light on this straight side aqua embossed soda. As dug with dirt from the eighties. Is it a fairly common bottle? Are there other variants? Other colors? Was Mar-Cola one of those companies that tried to compete with Coca-Cola? What is the best way to clean these...
  16. elliott 123

    Newbie - Sodas and Medicine (PIcs added)

    Thanks. I only took pictures of a few. I'll post some more individually that I'd like to know more about. I live in NE also. Not quite as NE as Scottsboro though. There are a lot of places still untouched in AL. Probably more so than in some other states. Probably so, but I have no idea where...
  17. elliott 123

    Newbie - Sodas and Medicine (PIcs added)

    I should have said - thank you so much for the welcome. :) Let me know if you'd like to see close ups of any of the ones I posted. I'll post pictures of more of them on an individual or group basis. There are several groups - bottles from the same company but different sizes and/or embossing...
  18. elliott 123

    Newbie - Sodas and Medicine (PIcs added)

    There are a lot of them. All Alabama examples. Some are in as-dug condition. Others have been cleaned and exhibited. A few have had the embossed inscriptions enhanced with white paint pen. Here are just a few of them. One of the as-dug ones I like. National Dope Co. Birmingham, Ala. This...
  19. elliott 123

    Newbie - Sodas and Medicine (PIcs added)

    Hello and thank you for allowing me to join. I have inherited some sodas (mostly hutch) and some medicine bottles They've been boxed up since the mid-eighties. I'm excited to learn what I have. Thanks again for approving my membership.
  20. elliott 123

    Help with ID / Maker of this bottle.

    I'm new too so probably not the best person to answer your question. But it seems that CWB mark is fairly common on old glass lid fruit jars. Good luck.

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