I just added this really Cool 1910's..I think?...inside thread ( a first for me ) from Thorpe & Co. Bottle might clean up a bit more I hope....and I tell you that is one hunk of glass! [attachment=Thorpe & Co.3.jpg][attachment=Thorpe & Co.2.jpg] [attachment=Thorpe & Co.4.jpg]
I still Don't know all the details of this company but I have a few. this is a list of the known addresses and approximate dates they when they when located at them. Now on the early location I'm not sure if it's one in the same as the next because there was no street # given....I'm just providing what is shown in the Vancouver city directories. 1889-1891 6th Ave & Scotia St.1891-1898 97 6th Ave E1899-1900 241 6th Ave E1901-1927 795 Beatty & corner of Robson1928-1935 1460 Burrard St.
This is the Thorpe & Co. Ltd display at the 1930 Vancouver Pacific National Exhibition. Interesting to note they carried a line of Ginger Ale called 'Country Club'...also seen on the sides of the trucks in 1933. Is that a direct connection to Country Club Beverages that started in 1935? [attachment=Circa 1930 Thorpe ...nal Exibition..jpg]
Here is a close up as best I can do of the Country Club Ginger Ale...I can't quite tell if there is any embossed in this display but I see lots of paper labels.....ahhh and to have one of those cardboard Bellhop bottle displays...killer man!!!! [attachment=Circa 1930 Thorpe ...bition. - Copy.jpg]
This is now my humble little Thorpe's family of bottles, the Delaware Punch bottle just seems to really fit with the collection given the photographic images that showed it was one of the main lines they sold.[attachment=Thorpe & Co. family of bottles.jpg]