1961 O I Soda(?) bottle

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This is a bottle I found in a river in Northern California. I have looked on the internet but not found a match for the bottle. It has a raised band just below the shoulder and one above the base. This is a 14oz bottle. from the looks of the bottom this is an Owens Illinois manufactured bottle from 1961, manufactured in Oakland Ca. I have no idea what the 1944-G signifies. Any ideas about this bottle?

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Here is the bottom of the bottle
 

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Second try to imbed picture

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its likely for a local ginger ale as they always used green bottles , it may have had a paper label or the acl has washed off from being in the water for so long . acl labels usually don't survive under water for too long . the only way to figure out what it was for be to compare it to other ginger ale bottles from that area and see if its the same as one of them .
 

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from the looks of the bottom this is an Owens Illinois manufactured bottle from 1961, manufactured in Oakland Ca. I have no idea what the 1944-G signifies

Hey Jerry,

I think you may have misread the Owens mark. I'm seeing the date as 1960. I agree with the Oakland part. Informative article, HERE.

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"Between 1954 and about 1959 the Owens-Illinois Glass Co. changed the Diamond O-I marking to a simpler "I in an O" mark (same basic mark minus the elongated diamond) although the time of this change varied through the noted period depending on the specific plant, mold life, and possibly bottle type. The base image to the right is of this newer mark on a bottle made at plant #21 (Portland, OR.) in 1960 - the first year of operation for the Portland plant (Toulouse 1971; Girade 1989; Lockhart 2004d). Date codes with this later mark (still in use today) are variable with both single and double digit codes (like in the image) observed, though recently made beer bottles (1990s and later) seem to consistently have two digit codes (empirical observations). " Bill Lindsey.

Jerry, you may want to read the SHA site cited above, if you wanna learn about old glass.

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Thanks for the help. Right 1960. That was a typo. It doesn't seem to be a standard ginger ale brand, but I have as yet to find a match. I'll keep my eye open for pictures on the internet and one day may find one with the label still on.
 

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