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    Herbal Drink Manufacturers Ltd - Winnipeg bottle

    found this one at the Toronto bottle show , very reasonably priced but I don't really know anything about it and I can't recall seeing anything similar .

    although I'm sure there is many bottles from Winnipeg / Manitoba that I have never seen before .

    not exactly sure who the " herbal drink manufacturers ltd " were but must of been a local product as I haven't seen one used anywhere else .

    only markings on the bottle are " HERBAL DRINK MANUFACTURERS LTD WINNIPEG " and a large " H " on the bottom , bottle appears to be around 7 oz in size


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    some more pictures Click image for larger version. 

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    Nice one! I have a feeling that one isn't super common. The name doesn't exactly bring to mind a best-selling soda. It's interesting how much that one looks like a soda from Quebec or Ottawa, I didn't know that design was used in Manitoba as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianBottles View Post
    Nice one! I have a feeling that one isn't super common. The name doesn't exactly bring to mind a best-selling soda. It's interesting how much that one looks like a soda from Quebec or Ottawa, I didn't know that design was used in Manitoba as well.

    almost seems ahead of its time , as herbal drinks have surged in popularity in recent years but was unaware they've been around for so long

    what soda does it resemble from Ontario ? Quebec ?


    a few of the other Winnipeg bottles , there almost entirely covered in writing , to prevent other bottlers from using the bottle

    I'd like to do more research on this one but don't have any Manitoba bottle books and few Manitoba books in general around here to be found . but Winnipeg was a fairly big city back then so not surprised there is bottles we've rarely seen or never seen yet

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    Yea I've never seen it, looks 1910's-to early 20's. I can't on the paper site as my subscription ran out. There are a few guys I know that I can ask.
    Saskatchewan used these bottle styles as well...or at least a few did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RCO View Post
    almost seems ahead of its time , as herbal drinks have surged in popularity in recent years but was unaware they've been around for so long

    what soda does it resemble from Ontario ? Quebec ?


    a few of the other Winnipeg bottles , there almost entirely covered in writing , to prevent other bottlers from using the bottle

    I'd like to do more research on this one but don't have any Manitoba bottle books and few Manitoba books in general around here to be found . but Winnipeg was a fairly big city back then so not surprised there is bottles we've rarely seen or never seen yet

    It looks like almost every Quebec soda from that era http://bouteilles-anciennes-du-quebe...es-villes.html The Ottawa ones used the same design. I'm not sure if those wall of text bottles from Manitoba were sodas or beers or both. The only labeled one I've seen was a beer bottle, but I know the same text appears on at least one ginger beer. I also know that there were similar bottles without the text being used at the same time, but not sure why some had it and others didn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canadacan View Post
    Yea I've never seen it, looks 1910's-to early 20's. I can't on the paper site as my subscription ran out. There are a few guys I know that I can ask.
    Saskatchewan used these bottle styles as well...or at least a few did.
    I forgot about that newspaper site , don't really have any books on Winnipeg and doubt there'd be many near my area , being in Ontario

    assumed 1910's to 20's as well , definitely has that look

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    So here is some information from a friend.

    Circa 1917-1921. Company was originally named American Temperance Brewery in 1916. In 1917 The name was changed to Herbal Drink Manufactures Ltd. and we’re in business until 1921.

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    interesting , so the time period we were initially leaning towards but they didn't last for that long , only a few years

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCO View Post
    interesting , so the time period we were initially leaning towards but they didn't last for that long , only a few years
    Yea we got the time period about right, I'd imagine that label there of my friends is pretty rare. A good bottle, not as common as say some of the Blackwood's bottles from the same time period.


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