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I’ve never seen this type of orange crush bottle. Bottom says “orange Crush Greenville SC in a circular pattern then “Bottling” across the middle on the bottom. The neck has Orange Crush, very faint on one side then raised lettering on the other side.
I can’t find anything on this bottle but one that sold on WorthPoint, which I’m not a member.
Any information would be appreciated.
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That is an incredible looking bottle. I don't know diddly squat about Orange Crush bottles but I am certain someone else here will.
 

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I’ve never seen this type of orange crush bottle. Bottom says “orange Crush Greenville SC in a circular pattern then “Bottling” across the middle on the bottom. The neck has Orange Crush, very faint on one side then raised lettering on the other side.
I can’t find anything on this bottle but one that sold on WorthPoint, which I’m not a member.
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I dug this bottle, it’s very clean but has a small chip on the lip. Makes me want to go back and look for more. I found it randomly on a 300 acre parcel, might take some time to find another!
 

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That's interesting! I wonder if it's a very early one from before the krinkly design came out in the 1920s or if it's a "flavour" bottle meant for other products bottled by the local franchise. Typically those weren't supposed to have the franchise name featured in such large letters but I've seen a couple Coca Cola ones which slipped through the cracks without the head office's permission. Either way I haven't seen any Orange Crush at all like it. Is there any sign of a date code on it? I guess with that faint base embossing it might be pretty hard to tell.
 

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That's interesting
That's interesting! I wonder if it's a very early one from before the krinkly design came out in the 1920s or if it's a "flavour" bottle meant for other products bottled by the local franchise. Typically those weren't supposed to have the franchise name featured in such large letters but I've seen a couple Coca Cola ones which slipped through the cracks without the head office's permission. Either way I haven't seen any Orange Crush at all like it. Is there any sign of a date code on it? I guess with that faint base embossing it might be pretty hard to tell.

! I wonder if it's a very early one from before the krinkly design came out in the 1920s or if it's a "flavour" bottle meant for other products bottled by the local franchise. Typically those weren't supposed to have the franchise name featured in such large letters but I've seen a couple Coca Cola ones which slipped through the cracks without the head office's permission. Either way I haven't seen any Orange Crush at all like it. Is there any sign of a date code on it? I guess with that faint base embossing it might be pretty hard to tell.
I do not see any other information on it but I’ll take another look. The description on WorthPoint did say pre-1920.
 

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That's interesting! I wonder if it's a very early one from before the krinkly design came out in the 1920s or if it's a "flavour" bottle meant for other products bottled by the local franchise. Typically those weren't supposed to have the franchise name featured in such large letters but I've seen a couple Coca Cola ones which slipped through the cracks without the head office's permission. Either way I haven't seen any Orange Crush at all like it. Is there any sign of a date code on it? I guess with that faint base embossing it might be pretty hard to tell.
I have dug bottles for 25 plus years and the glass on this bottle is the thickest I’ve ever seen.
 

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Hi Kari... welcome. What an interesting and incredible Orange Crush bottle... I have studied Orange Crush bottles for many years including writing three editions of a book on such, and have never seen this bottle!! I researched a lot of bottles made by the Orange Crush Bottling Companies which produced bottles for other brands of soft drinks. However my research never allowed my to include a chapter on such. Your bottle does however, look like a legitimate Orange Crush drink - but I am still cautious as in one of your pictures, there is a suspicion of "Orange Crush Bottling Co" under the scripted word 'Orange.' Swirled glass bottles were very prominent with Wishing Well drinks, a hallmark of Canadian soft drinks. (cf. Wishing Well Soda, in Soda Spectrum, Issue 52, 2009, written by me) That company produced many swirled glass bottles. I have included a couple of photographs -poor, which are from that article. I also include a picture, from my book, of a partially swirled bottle with Orange Crush embossed on it - the other side of that bottle (not shown) had Bottling Co. Certainly your bottle appears unique and rare... would appreciated multiple, pictures of that bottle sent by email to mrosman@sympatico.ca Hopefully other Orange Crush collectors will offer an opinion.... welcome again. Michael
 

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Hi Kari... welcome. What an interesting and incredible Orange Crush bottle... I have studied Orange Crush bottles for many years including writing three editions of a book on such, and have never seen this bottle!! I researched a lot of bottles made by the Orange Crush Bottling Companies which produced bottles for other brands of soft drinks. However my research never allowed my to include a chapter on such. Your bottle does however, look like a legitimate Orange Crush drink - but I am still cautious as in one of your pictures, there is a suspicion of "Orange Crush Bottling Co" under the scripted word 'Orange.' Swirled glass bottles were very prominent with Wishing Well drinks, a hallmark of Canadian soft drinks. (cf. Wishing Well Soda, in Soda Spectrum, Issue 52, 2009, written by me) That company produced many swirled glass bottles. I have included a couple of photographs -poor, which are from that article. I also include a picture, from my book, of a partially swirled bottle with Orange Crush embossed on it - the other side of that bottle (not shown) had Bottling Co. Certainly your bottle appears unique and rare... would appreciated multiple, pictures of that bottle sent by email to mrosman@sympatico.ca Hopefully other Orange Crush collectors will offer an opinion.... welcome again. Michael
Those are interesting images, Mickey; I love the O C Swirl bottle. I have seen many Orange Crush Bottling Company bottles, but never one like Kair's example. I hope the images will be forwarded to you. I will be interested in your final opinion.
 

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