Coca-Cola Canada 1915 patented...the rarest?

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Back in Sept. 2014 I posted a thread 'Canada's rarest Coca-Cola hobble skirt... The D19' and by November that year I had lucked out and acquired the ice blue version of the D19...which has the Patent year Nov 16, 1915. This bottle is actually Canada's first Coca-Cola hobble skirt and now undoubtedly the rarest!
So in essence it is the father to the D19, and as I have explained before this particular example is mold #1, and at some point soon after they retooled the mold and removed the patent year information, redid the #1 with a smaller numeral 1 and added a diamond on the heel with the number 19 inside.
The 1915 patent #1 has a unique flaw on the contents side, the O and the C are missing the connecting stroke in Coca. The only D19 molds I have not seen are #4 and #7 out of 1-10, therefore I can't confirm if those two have this flaw.
As of this time I have looked at dozens and dozens of US 1915 pat'd Coke's and nothing even comes close to the odd skinny embossing this example has. It was suggested that these early molds came up from the US but I'm not so sure.

Two key features to look for would be a mold number on the lower front pat'd side, and a cruder skinny font.


The rare and amazing Canadian 1915 Pat'd Coca-Cola bottle!
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The Pat'd and D19....father and son.
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Mold numbers 1 on the Pat'd and D19
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And the missing connection.
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Interesting! After reading and checking my bottles I can confirm that the #4 does not have the flaw. The O and C are connected. So cool!
 

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Interesting! After reading and checking my bottles I can confirm that the #4 does not have the flaw. The O and C are connected. So cool!
Yes it's a fascinating flaw!....and it's only on the contents side of the two bottles. That was the detail that indeed confirmed that the D19's were retooled molds from 1915 patent mold.
Good to know the #4 does not have it, thanks for that information.
 

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