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    Question about "REGISTERED" embossing

    What year did bottles start to have the word "REGISTERED" embossed on them? Was there a law regarding this, which made the bottle makers start putting it on bottles?

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    I know that the old hutches have them. It appears that post 1895 soda's had them, but I am not 100% sure when it started. I am curious to know the answer myself.
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    I have a bottle made in 1894 or 1895 with Registered on it.
    Definitely seen by the mid 1890s, but I suspect it goes back to the early 1890s in some areas.
    Registered probably meant the facility was inspected and licensed by a government entity to ensure product safety. Asfor it being mandated nationally, that'd be too hard to enforce. It may have been mandated in some counties or cities though.

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    Thanks for your messages guys. Those dates are helpful. Yes, maybe that is what registered meant. Probably meant it was a quality product that could be trusted. Or had to do with the trademark also.

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    Senior Member Bottle Master Harry Pristis's Avatar
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    I suspect that WesternPA has it right . . . the reference is to a "registered" brand or trademark. Imitations and knock-offs were rife in the later 1800s.



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