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7up Vancouver B.C.-Country Club Beverages Company Limited.

Canadacan

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Well today I sort of hit pay dirt!!!..stopped in at one my favorite shops and found this embossed 28oz...or it may even be a 30oz? 7up bottle.I've never come across this size in all my years so I decided to take it home....one day maybe I'll find the label to go with it.It is a Dominion glass bottle from the Red Cliff Alberta plant and is dated 1945.In all honesty I thought I'd find a 7oz ACL 8bubble before I found this gem![;)] [attachment=7up-2.jpg] [attachment=7up-3.jpg] [attachment=7up-1.jpg]
 

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Canadacan

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dbv1919 said:
Hey cool bottle, I don't see a dot after the 5 sure it isn't a 1935?
Thanks!...I wish it was but Dominion glass did not use date codes prior to about 1940...there is a dot at the base of the diamond..a little bit fused to it, but that denotes plant location. I did not realize they were embossing on the neck that late?
 

CanadianBottles

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I dug one of those! Mine's several years earlier, definitely from the thirties. It has the remains of a label I've never seen before, not a 7Up label, but it's too gone to tell what it is, other than that it says Country Club Beverages on it.
 

Canadacan

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I just confirmed it is a 30oz size by comparing with my other bottles, has an overall larger circumference. Was your base embossed?A friend recently found this bottle in the Goodwood, Ont. area....darn Lucky bugger!..an 8 bubble too!.....in NM condition....sigh[:eek:] [attachment=7up em frt - Copy.jpg][attachment=7UP em back - Copy.jpg] [attachment=7up em bot - Copy.jpg]
 

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CanadianBottles

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Yeah, mine has the same embossing on the base only without the Dominion date code. I forget what the numbers are as I don't have it with me right now, but I think there might have been a seven there. Though that might not mean anything.
 

Canadacan

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Yea the 7 could be a mold number? When I was on Vancouver Island in the fall of 2013 I was up Island to a shop called Red Door..I think?...anyways he had a paper label 7up bottle in the and I never really investigated because I had hit major pay dirt on a rare Canadian soda can. I kick myself now![>:]...might have been a Canadian label, probably long gone now.
 

Canadacan

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Well I finally nailed down a fully legible 8 buble from Vancouver BC!..dated 1939 (ACL on neck)...I actually got one back in 2016 from Vancouver (embossed neck) dated 1938 but the condition was poor, but I'll post both today anyways.
That was another learning curve figuring out some of these Dominion glass codes from 1938,39,40. On these 1938's this may be the earliest we had ACL's in Canada...I have not come across anything from 1937 yet.

So onto a bit more history about 7up in Vancouver, it would appear that it started in 1933 as per the photo of the fleet with the 7up logos, I can only assume they used paper labels on the 7oz to start, a fellow collector has a 7oz embossed neck with no ACL, he suspects this is one such bottle.
Gray Beverages ended up taking over the 7up bottling operations in Vancouver in 1948, and this has so much cross over because the same building started as Thorpe's, then became Country Club Beverages which started the 7up operations, and finally became 7up(British Columbia) limited owned by Gray Beverages.

I'm still on the hunt for advertising from Vancouver from this early period, and also some bottles from the years prior to 1938, and after 1939 up to 41-42.
The hunt continues!

8 bubble-embossed neck-1938

7up 8buble-Embossed neck-Vancouver.jpg

Here is a better example of the Vancouver embossed, this belongs to a fellow collector.
7up 8buble-Embossed neck-Vancouver-Bruce Capel.jpg

8 bubble- ACL neck-1939
7up-8bubble-  1939 ACL neck-Vancouver.jpg

Country Club Beverages- 1933

Thorpe's-Country Club trucks 1933.jpg

Thorpe's-Country Club trucks 1933 - Copy.jpg
 
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CanadianBottles

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Great find! I really wish I'd picked up the one of those I saw in Coombs years ago, I had no idea how rare they are at the time. Your new one is definitely nicer than the one I saw though. I still keep an eye out for BC 7-Ups but haven't seen any outside of the province so far.
 

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