1930s "The Lions" soda bottle

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Found this just barely poking out of the surface, about 6' from a sidewalk in some bushes. The company is "Van Bros Ltd" which I have learned operated out of Vancouver BC in the 1930s. On the reverse is an image of two distinctive peaks seen from the city - The Lions.
 

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great deco , I love the variety there is with this type of soda.
 

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Really a great looking bottle. It reminds me of my Nu-Grape.
 

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Exciting find. How many people walk past such places--how often do we as well--and never know what's there?
 

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Coaljungle,This is a very cool bottle. Although, I am predominately an ACL collector, when I see a deco like this I usually pick it up! ~bottlingco
 

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Yup that's a classic.. Congrats on that sweet find! Have had mine on the shelf 15-20 years now, although I did not dig mine:(....your actually has just a bit stronger embossing than my example. Yes I concur the bottle would be 1930's but because of the inverted triangle C logo (consumers glass) with just a # 1 above it's tricky to get an exact date, consumers started putting the years on in about 1930 i think?..well the earliest I've seen is 1931 on a Canadian Coke bottle.Just researching this company and found a Lions over on Treasures.net....freaked me out because I've never seen it before!, the bottle indicated they've been around since at least the early 1900's but I have not been able to find anything in the archive. The earliest listing I came up with so far is for The Lions mineral Water Works Ltd. (Van. Bros. Ltd.) is 1924.... in 1950 they become Lions Beverages Ltd. and disappeared after 1951.I just happened to nail down a late 40's early 50's ACL!!!!...It's coming home to BC from Ontario in the next few weeks, hopefully by that time I'll have the rest of the company info figured. Ivan
 

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