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7oz chero cola bottles alabama

Dragon0421

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Dec 11, 2007
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east tn
I went through some of my bottles the other day and found 2 odd balls how long did they make a 7oz chero bottle i have all kinds of 6 1/2 but not 7 oz these 2 are from birmingham and decatur alabama was wondering how long and how many 7 oz are there. Just an odd question never payed much attention until i found these. Just thought i would through it out there.

 

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SODAPOPBOB

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Mar 10, 2010
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I really don't know much about Chero Cola, but I can't help but wonder if there is an age factor tied in somewhere? Meaning that one series of sizes might be be older than the others. Perhaps the 7 oz first and then the 6 oz and 6 1/2 oz second. (Or visa versa) ???

My one and only "Chero - A Perfect Cola" bottle is the one shown below. It is an Acl - LGW - 6 oz - and dated 1945.

SPBOB

 

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Duane73

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Mar 21, 2009
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Georgia
[color=#800000 size=5]CHERO COLA[/color]




In 1905, due to strong sales of their newly created drinks, Hatcher and his father organized their bottling operation into the Union Bottling Works and added Chero-Cola to their line of soft drinks.
Chero-Cola was a sweet caramel colored soft drink developed by a pharmacist named Claude Hatcher in Columbus, Georgia in 1905. From that time until 1912, an indeterminate number of circle-name, paper label bottles were distributed by the Union Bottling Works of Columbus, GA.



PRE 1912
Paper Labels on Union Bottle Works Bottles

1912
Embossed Bottle, Arc Script Name (N)

1913-1914
Embossed Bottle, Angled Script Name (N)

1915-1923
Embossed Bottle, Angled Block Name (N)

1923-1934
Embossed Bottle, Twist Design



1934-
A few Painted Label Chero-Cola bottles were issued after 1934, with a yellow label in the middle.




Chero-Cola bottles seemed to have evolved in two basic designs, the "angled" design, and the "twist" design. Two size variations have been noted, a 6-1/2 oz, and a 7 oz bottle. Three glass colors have been recorded, clear, aqua (light green), and green.
The arc script embossed bottle with the name placed in an arc on the neck and a paper label in the middle was considered the first franchise bottle.
From 1913 to 1914, the bottles contained an angled script name on the bottle neck. All bottles through 1914 were "Bimal" (two piece bottles with applied neck) bottles.
Beginning in 1915 all bottles were ABM or single unit construction bottles. The angled-block letter design bottles, which are the most common of the bottle generations, appeared from 1915 to 1922. These bottles also contained paper labels in the middle.
From 1923 until 1934 the twist design bottle was issued with the name embossed in the middle. The twist design eliminated the need for a paper label with all of the needed information actually embossed on the face of the bottle. The earliest date found on this bottle design is 1923.
 

Dragon0421

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Dec 11, 2007
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east tn
Thanks for all of the info looks like he has another book i am going to have to pic up. Thanks for all the replys.
 

Jody35150

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Feb 13, 2010
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Sylacauga, Alabama
Duane73

Have you ever heard of, or come across, a source for detailed information on individual bottlers? I seek info on two Alabama towns, Sylacauga & Talladega, but the resources for local research are limited. The bottles are there, but the history is sorely lacking.

Thanks,
 

Duane73

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Mar 21, 2009
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Georgia
Can't say I have..I have a list of cities I found but it is not complete...Check out some sanborn maps..I found the Cartersville GA bottler where I live was only a round a short time 4 years max.. The list is below and I know it not complete. I have some Ga bottles that are not listed here..






BIRMINGHAM AL
DECATUR AL
DOTHAN AL
ENTERPRISE AL
FLORENCE AL

FT PAYNE AL
GADSDEN AL
HEADLAND AL
HURTSBORO AL
MOBILE AL

MONTGOMERY ALA
SELMA AL
TUSCALOOSA AL
PINE BLUFF AR
CHIPLEY FL

JACKSONVILLE FL
MIAMI FL
PENSACOLA FL
PERRY FL
ATHENS GA

ATLANTA GA
AUGUSTA GA
BLAKELY GA
CANTON GA
CARTERSVILLE GA

CARROLLTON GA
COLUMBUS GA
CORDELE GA
COVINGTON GA
DAWSON GA

DONALDSONVILLE GA
GRIFFIN GA
MACON GA
NEWNAN GA
ROME GA

SPARTA GA
SWAINSBORO GA
THOMASVILLE GA
VALDOSTA GA
WINDER GA

MIDDLESBORO KY
OWENSBORO KY
PADUCAH KY
BLOOMINGTON IL
FT WAYNE IN

GREENVILLE IN
OSGOOD IN
ROCKVILLE IN
SEYMOUR IN
VINCENNES IN



NEW ORLEANS LA
SHREVEPORT LA
BALTIMORE MD
BROOKHAVEN MS
CLARKSDALE MS

CORINTH MS
HATTIESBURG MS
JACKSON MS
TUPELO MS
VICKSBURG MS

WEST POINT MS
CHARLOTTE NC
GRAHAM NC
GREENSBORO NC
HICKORY NC

KELFORD NC
WINSTON-SALEM NC
ATLANTIC CITY NJ
BARBERTON OH
RAVENNA OH

DAVIS OK
FRANKLIN PA
PITTSBURGH PA
BEAUFORT SC
COLUMBIA SC

EDGEFIELD SC
GREER SC
GREENWOOD SC
LAURENT SC
MARION SC

BRISTOL TN
CHATTANOOGA TN
COLUMBIA TN
COPPERHILL TN
KNOXVILLE TN

MEMPHIS TN
NASHVILLE TN
PULASKI TN
FT WORTH TX
PARIS TX

BRISTOL VA
NEWPORT NEWS VA
CLARKSBURG WV
KEYSER WV
 

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