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Collins Beverages - Barrie Ontario soda bottle

RCO

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I already have 3 Collins beverages bottles , 2 - 7 oz clear and 1 - 7 oz green . at the bottle show came across a different variation from this company , its also 7 oz but taller and a mix of acl/art deco type bottle made by consumers glass . I have seen it once before in an online ad but not seen any others ( and been to all the antique stores in that area many times) so don't think there is a lot out there to be found . Collins beverages only operated from 1948-1957 and then seems to have disappeared .

" call for a Collins " , Collins beverages ltd Barrie

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RCO

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the other Collins bottles I have a clear and a green 7 oz , much smaller and plain compared to other bottle , I also saw a 30 oz green Collins a couple years ago but failed to buy it from lady who had it for sale online , not sure what became of it

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RCO

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also a couple weeks ago at an antique mall in southern Ontario I came across one of the green 7 oz Collins bottles and its a significant upgrade from the one I already have . much nicer acl , although some fading on the back .
only Collins beverages Barrie bottle I don't have is the 30 oz version , I know it exists as I saw one online a few years ago but haven't seen any since and not sure what became of the one I was aware of


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RCO

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Here’s the 30oz version I have. Identical to your 7oz. Don’t know if there is also a clear quart?View attachment 217921

the green 30 oz were usually for ginger ale so unclear if there would of been a clear one too but possible I guess , the clear 7 oz bottles seem to be more common than green , seen more of them


only seen the 30 oz once before , was one on kiijjjii years ago and it wasn't that nice , with a mixture of stuff don't know what became of it
 

JKL

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Those are very nice!
I don't have any of these. Over the years I have heard of most bottlers in Ontario. First some reason not this one.
 

RCO

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Those are very nice!
I don't have any of these. Over the years I have heard of most bottlers in Ontario. First some reason not this one.
I don't think its that well known , it only operated for around 10 years and only in Barrie Ontario which wasn't that big back then . so it was a local bottler not that well known and disappeared before the 50's were over


never actually found one of there bottles in the wild before either , even when I poked around places in Simcoe country area it never seems to appear
 

RCO

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doesn't seem to be much info out there on this bottler , I searched goggle and all that came up was this thread and nothing in any barrie/simcoe books that I have , although there is the odd bottle on ebay from them

do recall a book called the " east Georgian bay historical journal " it was published in the 80's and all about simcoe country history, is several volumes so might be 5 or 10 different books in total . is an article in one of them about local bottlers and it might mention Collins beverages but I don't have that issue and only copy I know of is at our locked up library

if I can find it and if it contains any more info i'll post it at some point
 

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