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mapclmbyakr

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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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WesternPA-collector

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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.
 

mapclmbyakr

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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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mapclmbyakr

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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?
 

CanadianBottles

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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?
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.
 

dayboo1

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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.
 

Eric

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

SODABOB

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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)

ACL DIMPLE LUG RAMP SLOT (Clockwise From Top Left).JPG

ACL Lug  Filed Oct 10, 1951 Pat Nov 22, 1955.jpg

ACL Lug Filed Oct 10, 1951 Pat Nov 22, 1955 Text 26a.JPG

ACL Lug  Filed Oct 10, 1951 Pat Nov 22, 1955 Cropped.jpg

ACL Dimple Duraglas 1952 (2).jpg

ACL Dimple Duraglas 1952.jpg
 

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