Thread: Straight sided Coke bottle
05-12-2019, 05:11 PM #1
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Straight sided Coke bottle
I have an old coka-cola bottle that is the straight sided style. I have researched a bit but can only come up with an approximate dating around 1901 to 1916. Is there any dating marks on these that would give a year? Just above the bottom, there are small letters and numbers that read RG & B CO 258 I. Says Coca-Cola on one side and Canton, Oh on the other, just below the shoulder. I am new here and don't know how to load images from my phone yet Thanks in advance.
05-12-2019, 05:45 PM #2
Could be the earlier Root Glass co before they put ROOT on the bottle in 1909. The 1909+ bottles with ROOT I think are dated but don't think the earlier Root bottles were. LEON.
05-12-2019, 08:38 PM #3
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- Macomb, IL
According to my list of glass manufacturer's marks the RG&B CO stands for Rhodes Glass and Bottle Company. They were located in Massillon OH. and were in business from 1901 to about 1919.
05-14-2019, 08:43 AM #4
It sounds like a really nice specimen! I would like to see it, But I am not sure about uploading from phones either.
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