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Beer Bottles or Something Else? - 1942

fishguy

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Feb 3, 2018
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These bottles all appear to be from 1942 and look to me like beer bottles but have no label or embossing other than "No Deposit - No Return" and "Not To Be Refilled" Thanks for help identifyingIMG_5815.jpgIMG_5816.jpgIMG_5819.jpg!IMG_5813.jpg
 

CanadianBottles

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May 24, 2014
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Yep, these are indeed beer bottles. They would have had paper labels. We refer to these types of bottles as "NDNRs", but it's really just the sodas that are considered collectible because they have embossing. The NDNR beers are almost always generic like yours.
 

BottleDragon

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Sep 17, 2018
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British Columbia
I've found the small version in clear, dated 1945 and made by Owens-Illinois. Same texture, same everything except for the color. I'd assumed mine was soda, but I'm just guessing.

I was surprised to learn that they were making these No Deposit bottles as early as the 40's.
 

CanadianBottles

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May 24, 2014
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I've found the small version in clear, dated 1945 and made by Owens-Illinois. Same texture, same everything except for the color. I'd assumed mine was soda, but I'm just guessing.

I was surprised to learn that they were making these No Deposit bottles as early as the 40's.
I don't think yours was likely to be soda that early. I'm not aware of NDNR sodas being used prior to the 60s or so. It was probably a beer bottle brought up from the States.
 

hemihampton

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Oct 6, 2006
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I got a few of these with the paper labels on them. Here's 2 of them on left. LEON.4michigannodepositbottles.jpg
 

GLASSHOPPER55

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Feb 23, 2015
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LaPorte County, Indiana
Just to add for the newbies, Beer bottles that have "Internal Revenue Tax Paid" somewhere on the paper labels date to mid 1930s to March 1950.

Leon those are nice, I have some old labeled beers also.
 

hemihampton

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Oct 6, 2006
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I got a few hundred different Michigan paper label bottles from 1890's to 1950's. mostly 1930's-50's. LEON.
 

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