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    7-Up bottle

    Found this 7-UP bottle along the Sewanee Perimeter Trail in Sewanee, TN while hiking on 9-1-2019. Can someone give information as to the date and place of manufacture. From what I can tell and have tried to show in the pictures: it had been printed (not sure if that's the correct term) instead of having a label applied; there are seams running up and down; there is a small indention molded on the back toward the bottom; plus the information molded on the bottom of the bottle. Thanks for you time...
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    Senior Member Bottle Master GLASSHOPPER55's Avatar
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    Looks like 1962 with all the ACL worn off. Is it 12 or 16 oz.? Anyone know when 7-up started with 16 oz?
    "Digging Up the Past --- One Bottle at a Time, Since 1969"

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    I like the Duraglas series. They were good strong heavy bottles. Made by Owens-Illinois glass plant 7, Alton, Illinois in 1962. These bottles without the ACL on them are very common and not worth much but I do like studying the bottoms on them to see who made them and when.

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    Looks like 10 oz. and was bottled by Seven Up Bottling Co., Nashville, Tennessee. Although the ACL is worn, there is still a faint impression if the light catches it just right. Also reads "You Like It. It Likes You."
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    Assuming with the seams that it was made in a mold. Also, what was the purpose of the molded-in indention?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mapclmbyakr View Post
    Assuming with the seams that it was made in a mold. Also, what was the purpose of the molded-in indention?
    I believe it was to hold the bottle in place when applying the label so that the two colours lined up perfectly. Not 100% certain on this though, someone correct me if I'm wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianBottles View Post
    I believe it was to hold the bottle in place when applying the label so that the two colours lined up perfectly. Not 100% certain on this though, someone correct me if I'm wrong.
    That makes sense. Agree!
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    Could be injection point aslo for molten glass, that also serves as locator for placement of printing in correct spot of bottle.

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    CanadianBottles is correct it is to hold the bottle in place when the screens/ink hits the bottle.

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    There four types of ACL Indexing / Registering ...

    1. Dimple
    2. Lug
    3. Ramp
    4. Slots

    Attachments ...

    1. Examples of all four
    2. 1951 ACL Bottle Machine Patent (Lug)
    3. 1952 Duraglas Ad (Dimple)

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