Welcome to our Antique Bottles Community

Your FREE Account is waiting to the Best Antique Bottle Community on the Web.

Register Log in

Allan's It's Lithiated

JKL

Well-Known Member
Mar 20, 2018
119
34
Kitchener Ontario
Allan's Beverages is a beverage company out of Montreal started in 1882 and operated until the 1970s. I have an opportuity to pick up a case of 24 of these bottles in the original crate. Bottle is reg'd as 1939. Can anyone tell me if this is actually a soda bottle. I assume it is because 7-Up was once called a lithiated beverage but want to make sure before forking over some cash.
Allans Its Litiated.jpg
 

RCO

Well-Known Member
May 17, 2012
2,993
38
Ontario , Canada
found a picture of a slightly different Allan's beverages bottle from montreal , it was definitely a soda bottler .

allansbeverages-montreal.jpg

I haven't seen the bottle in your picture before though , there was soda bottles in that shape in that time period being used in Canada . it pretty much has to be a soda bottle , couldn't see what else it could be
 

JKL

Well-Known Member
Mar 20, 2018
119
34
Kitchener Ontario
Ok, thanks for the information. I told the gent I would buy them from him. I will pay his price of $100 for case and 24 bottles after an inspection.
I will post a picture once I pick them up
I appreciate the feedback.
 

JKL

Well-Known Member
Mar 20, 2018
119
34
Kitchener Ontario
I picked up the bottles yesterday.
Case is beautiful and assume it's from around the 1939 mark, same as the bottles.
The case has 24 bottles. 23 are the same and have "It's lithiated" on the barrel of the bottle. One has Allan's on the neck but no "It's Lithiated"
This is a nice find. It came from a picker's private collection.
I assume the case is worth about $50 which means I paid $2 per bottle. Pretty happy with that.

I have looked into Litiated beverages since seeing these and can't believe this stuff was an ingredient in soda. In current times Lithium is a drug used to treat Depression, Bi Polar and those suffering with suicidal thoughts. Other sites said that Lithium Citrate is a mind altering drug. Amazing how close these early beverages were to pharma. Incredible!
Allans  2 variations.jpgAllan's Bottle Bottom.jpg20191205_101933.jpg20191205_102410.jpg20191205_101938.jpg
 

RCO

Well-Known Member
May 17, 2012
2,993
38
Ontario , Canada
its interesting to see whats out there I recall being at an antique store once showing the owner a bottle and him telling me someone could walk in with an entire case of the bottle , guess you never know , someone could have an entire case lying around of a certain bottle .

although much less common to find an entire case of an unusual bottle than it is to only find 1
 

Members online

Latest threads

Forum statistics

Threads
74,251
Messages
680,108
Members
15,295
Latest member
LeBarr
Top