1930s "The Lions" soda bottle

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There was definitely some type of exhibition for bottled waters in Brussels in 1906. I haven't found any details yet, but I did find where several other brands won awards in Brussels in 1906 and in London in 1907.
 

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There's also a Lions "syphon bottle" at the Vancouver museum. Notice what's stamped on the metal top/spout. Even though the information and date range is vague, it suggest there might be a connection with London, England.


http://openmov.museumofvancouver.ca/node/68663

"Metal top;marked -the lions, the lions mineral water works, Vancouver, b.c., contents 40 ozs. British syphon co. Ltd. London. Property of van. Bros. Ltd."
 

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P.S. The possible London, England connection might explain why I can't find anything whatsoever about "The Lions Mineral Water Works Co. Ltd."
 

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Oh, now that's an interesting one. Although I'm pretty sure they were using those in the twenties. The London connection is only that the bottle was made in London, nothing to do with the company itself. L stands for Lions, not London.
 

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Ding ding ding!!!!...I done did it!!! it's the Southern Glass Co. 1926-27[8D]Yea the L would be for Lions.Many bottles from Vancouver around this time had their bottles produced by US glass houses.
 

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I just realized we haven't heard from coaljungle since he started this thread. If his deco Lions bottle has a makers mark or date code on the base it might clear up a number of things. Hey, coaljungle! Where are you? [:D]
 

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Yea we kind of ran away with his thread here lol![:D]...I'd like to see the base on his too!... but for now here is mine....sorry the base pic is a little blurry. [attachment=lions-2.jpg][attachment=lions-1.jpg]
 

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Thanks - Great pics! By the way, are you saying the T-net bottle has an S in a Star for the Southern Glass Company of California? The reason I ask is because the image of the base sort of looks like it has an S in the star, but I'm not convinced it actually does. What you see might be an anomaly in the glass. I read the thread again, which I participated in it originally, but I don't recall nor see where the owner said anything about an S
 

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No, that's definitely an S in a star, no doubt in my mind whatsoever.
 

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