Coca-Cola "Family" Size - "26 fl oz" vs "1 Pint, 10 fl oz"

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shadeone

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In 1955, Coca-Cola came out with "King Size" (10oz and 12oz) bottles as well as "Family Size" (26oz).

The "king size" came out in both all embossed like the classic Coke bottles:
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as well as the "transition" bottles which had the Coca-Cola script logo in white ACL but still had the contents line below it embossed:
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The "family" size bottle only came in the half acl / half embossed "transition" style (although there are rumors of an all embossed one but I've never seen one and chances are that it was just a prototype):
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The interesting part of the "family size" bottles is the contents line. There are two versions. One says "Contents 26 Fl Ozs" and the other says "Contents 1 Pint 10 Fl Ozs:
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I have only been able to find the 26 Fl Ozs version dated in the first year of the family size, 1955. I've been able to find the 1 Pint 10 Fl Ozs version from 1955 to the early 60s.
I'm just wondering why there were two versions and if the 26 Fl Ozs version actually continued past 1955.
Newspaper articles from early 1955 announcing the release of the new bottles all call it the "26 ounce" bottle:
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My thought is that they came out with both but discontinued the "26 Fl Ozs" version after a year in favor of the "1 Pint 10 Fl Ozs" version, but I have no proof of this and would like to find some, or any reasoning as to why there were two versions in the first place really.
 

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I have an all-embossed (non-ACL) crown-top hobble-skirt 26oz Coke bottle, but it is a NDNR bottle. It is colorless. It is quite rare. It appears to have a date code for 1966.
There is a vaguely similar 12-oz NDNR also. It is also rarely seen.
 

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