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8 oz Orange Crush bottle from Canada

RCO

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a month or so I found this bottle at an antique mall in southern Ontario , there was a table with about 20 different orange crush / crush bottles all marked $10 each . most I had seen before but something about this one seemed off , different size and different than the other clear ones .

my research online indicates its not a common one , not exactly sure how uncommon it is . I had never seen it before . but would seem the 8 oz size bottle was not one which was commonly used

definitely Canadian as it has the D in a triangle mark on bottom , from dominion glass

July 20, 1920 patent date . Orange Crush co bottle on front , Orange Crush 8 fl oz on back


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bottle-o-pop

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Dec 15, 2015
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8 oz. is definitely an unusual size for Orange Crush bottles. To get one for $10 is very lucky.

I only see the Canadian patent date (1921) on Canadian Orange Crush bottles. The U.S. ones have the U.S. patent date (1920).

I assume you're sure that the mark is a D in a triangle, not an R in a triangle (Reed Glass). I can't see the mark in the photos. A Dominion Glass Orange Crush with the U.S. patent date seems to me to be some kind of mistake, so your bottle might be even a bit more valuable than a regular 8 oz. Orange Crush.
 

Canadacan

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These were made for USA market, States like Ohio, Mississippi, and so on. They are less common .
Just like many Canadian bottles were made in the USA, some US bottlers contracted Canadian firms to manufacture bottles for them as well.
This is why you see the USA patent date, and the USA required by law imported bottles to be marked by Canadian firms.
 

RCO

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These were made for USA market, States like Ohio, Mississippi, and so on. They are less common .
Just like many Canadian bottles were made in the USA, some US bottlers contracted Canadian firms to manufacture bottles for them as well.
This is why you see the USA patent date, and the USA required by law imported bottles to be marked by Canadian firms.
interesting , I never considered the possibility it was made in Canada but used in the US . either way never seen it before but that makes sense if it wasn't actually used here
 

RCO

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May 17, 2012
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Ontario , Canada
8 oz. is definitely an unusual size for Orange Crush bottles. To get one for $10 is very lucky.

I only see the Canadian patent date (1921) on Canadian Orange Crush bottles. The U.S. ones have the U.S. patent date (1920).

I assume you're sure that the mark is a D in a triangle, not an R in a triangle (Reed Glass). I can't see the mark in the photos. A Dominion Glass Orange Crush with the U.S. patent date seems to me to be some kind of mistake, so your bottle might be even a bit more valuable than a regular 8 oz. Orange Crush.

it for sure is the Dominion mark , I've seen that mark all the time on bottles here

I don't think they started to use the Dominion Mark until 1930 or so , so the bottle is likely older than 1920 , possibly 30's or early 40's era
 

mrosman

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Jan 27, 2016
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Hi RCO.... you are right, your 8oz. bottle is Canadian, as evidenced by the Dominion Glass production. Referring to my book, p.52-53, there are actually three variations of the 8oz. clear 'krinkly' bottle. One side has the standard PAT'D embossing and embossing on the other side like the O.C. Beverage group. The most common 8oz. has similar embossing on both sides. The rarest of the three is the 8oz. with only 'Orange Crush' and the 8oz. content on one side..... my book is available on Ebay... good luck. Michael
 

mrosman

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Jan 27, 2016
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I have been looking again at this 8oz. Krinkly, clear bottle.... it should be 83/4" high and 21/4" across... Variations occurred with a small 'o' to large'O' and a hyphen and CO. Your bottle may be a variation which I missed or never saw.... Mike
 

Gramr

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May 4, 2020
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Vancouver island BC
a month or so I found this bottle at an antique mall in southern Ontario , there was a table with about 20 different orange crush / crush bottles all marked $10 each . most I had seen before but something about this one seemed off , different size and different than the other clear ones .

my research online indicates its not a common one , not exactly sure how uncommon it is . I had never seen it before . but would seem the 8 oz size bottle was not one which was commonly used

definitely Canadian as it has the D in a triangle mark on bottom , from dominion glass

July 20, 1920 patent date . Orange Crush co bottle on front , Orange Crush 8 fl oz on back


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I'm out west on Vancouver island, l have two OC bottles one a original one diamond 6oz the other a two diamond 6oz but taller and narrower. Both are dated 'TMRG Aug 12 1921' I'm speculating the canuck one's have the '21 date and American one's '20 date and 'patented' instead of 'trade mark registered'. I actually joined as l found this curious also have found bottles all my life
 

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