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8 oz Orange Crush bottle from Canada

Gramr

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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
 

SODABOB

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Just for the record ...

The Owens Illinois Glass Company also made a patent 1920 bottle in the 8 Ounce size. I'm not sure about the date of this particular bottle, but it has to be 1929 or later because 1929 was when Owens-Illinois started operation in the U.S.

(I will look for a better example with better photos)

Orange Crush 8 Oz Bottle Owens Illinois.jpg


Orange Crush 8 Oz Bottle Base Owens Illinois.jpg
 

Canadacan

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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
Yes Canada has the August 1921 dates and the USA has July 1920. The TMRG is the second Canadian bottle to come out, we also had the Pat'd which were the Ward's Crush bottles.
 

Gramr

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Yes Canada has the August 1921 dates and the USA has July 1920. The TMRG is the second Canadian bottle to come out, we also had the Pat'd which were the Ward's Crush bottles.

Thank you it made sense that was the case. Both of bottles in pic are 6oz tall one smaller diameter. Love unearthing the past lot of the time you learn a bonus or two. I love the way
Orange
crusH
Is embossed,letters a little crooked. This may have sat on top of beam for 80+years it is clear and clean just blew dust off rub on shirt...l think of what the drinker was thinking back then....once in a crawl space l found two bottles,caps few feet away. They drank them set them down 50 or so years later l come along.
 

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Canadacan

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Nice both made by Dominion glass, some are marked with Consumers glass logo, another with an M in a circle for Mid West glass company, and most Pat'd have no markings other than mould numbers. And there is another made by an American firm but for Canadian market 6oz, I can't recall the maker.
The head subject here being an 8oz which was for USA market but made here in Canada is pretty interesting.
 

SODABOB

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Cc / or anyone who knows the answer ...

I haven't researched this yet - so I don't know the specifics - but would like to know if the bottles made in Canada for the American market have a Canadian makers mark AND some other type of mark such as an American bottlers name on them? It was stated that some of the Canadian made bottles were for Ohio and Mississippi. Does that mean those particular bottles have a Canadian mark and something to indicate they were bottled and distributed in Ohio and Mississippi? If anyone has examples of those type of bottles, could you please share them with us

Thanks - Bob
 

Canadacan

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As far as I know just the Dominion mark, say @RCO would it be possible to get a photo of the base of your bottle please?
So that was my statement, but I meant it in general, those were two states I found ads for that used the 8oz...I'm sure there were more?
I also have one marked full 1/2 pint..which is basically an 8oz, it's from Kansas.

And there is also a Canadian TMRG I thinks it is, that was made in the USA by Obear-Nester Glass Co... has an N in a square box on the base.
 

SODABOB

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Other than on certain bottles, the attached snippet is the ONLY reference I can find for the August 22, 1921 date. Especially notice where it says Words; "Orange Crush" and "Ward's" - Also notice where it says Chicago, Illinois U.S.A. - I can't say for certain, but it appears to me the Patent Record was for permission to use the Words and not necessarily the bottle itself. - I spent hours looking for a August 22, 1921 Bottle Patent but could not find one, and suspect it might not exist. - The number 29079 might also serve as a clue for additional research. - I realize this won't answer all of the questions, but I feel its significant enough to warrant a closer investigation that MIGHT explain the August 22, 1921 date.

Orange Crush Canadian Patent August 22, 1921 Words  29079.jpg


Footnote: I have some additional information related to the August 22, 1921 BOTTLES that I will share soon.
 
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SODABOB

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Here are two variations of the August 22, 1921 bottle - Notice they both use an abbreviation for the word Registered and not the word Patented. The REG. and T.M.R.G. might refer to the Canadian Patent Office Record I attached in my last post.

Orange Crush Bottle Aug 22, 1921 REG. Cropped.jpg





Orange Crush Bottle Aug 22, 1921 T.M.R.G.  Cropped.jpg



However, on the standard July 20, 1920 bottle there is an abbreviation for the word Patented - PAT'D

Orange Crush PAT'D July 20, 1920.jpg
 
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