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    Quote Originally Posted by SODAPOPBOB View Post
    This is the earliest reference to the "Mae West" bottle I have been able to find so far, from ...

    The Glass Packer periodical - May 1945 - Volume 24 - Number 5

    And in part says ...

    At that it is a vast improvement over its predecessor, nicknamed the "Mae West." The Mae West is the industry's most classic example of how to incorporate every bad feature in a single jar; 112 per cent overweight, and it simply wouldn't stand upright on a conveyor belt.

    https://goo.gl/JxUkZr


    Note: I don't like these Google Book snippet views because you cannot open the entire page - at least I don't know how. If someone knows how, please do so and share it with us. Thanks

    If nothing else, it at least gives us a "latest date" reference to work with. The way the article is worded, it sounds like they are quoting a previously used term and did not coin it themselves.

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    Man-o-man, I must be losing it! I totally forgot about this that I posted ten days ago.


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    P.S.

    But even with that said, I'm back on the trail again and looking for an even earlier date than 1945, and hopefully the origin of the Mae West nickname.

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    Talk about ambiguous connections ...

    I just purchased this matchbook on eBay for $5.16 because ...

    1. It has the image of Mae West on the inside.
    2. "It Ain't No Sin" was a Mae West movie released in 1934.
    3. The cover shows the drawing of a nude women inside of a bottle.
    4. It was cheap - only $5.16
    5. I haven't been able to precisely date it yet, but it "should" date prior to 1938.
    6. Maybe its the origin of the first Mae West bottle reference.

    Note: Because the cover might be considered R Rated, I am only posting portions of it. Here's the link if you want to see the entire cover ...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/182007525673...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    (I realize this is farfetched, but if nothing else it will serve as a little souvenir for this thread)

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    And here's an original magazine ad/poster for the 1934 Mae West movie "It Ain't No Sin" ...

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