- Oct 6, 2006
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newark ohio glass plant in 1917. all i can remember off hand.
The "17N" mark is one of many similar marks on bottles made by American Bottle Company. The "N" represents their glass factory at Newark, Ohio. Yes the 17 is a date code for 1917, which makes it very nice that we can narrow down the age of that bottle closely!!! About 105 years old. The "2" is probably a mold number.Thanks for that info, I did just look with a magnifying glass and did find "17N" and the the number 2 spaced about a half inch away from the "17N", mean anything?
UnderMiner, it seems there were still a few straight side Cokes (here and there around the country) made after the Hobbleskirt design was introduced , but they "faded away" pretty quickly. I think it just took a little time for everybody to get on the same page.That was my first thought as well but were straight-sided cokes still made after the hobble skirt design was patented in 1915?