Cragmont Cola? Vinegar ? Safeway Store Bottle. Unknown variant ?

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Many months ago, this bottle was bought for only $12.
It is a soda or vinegar product from well known chain or stores, influential to the 20th century, that being, the one and only,
-+- Safeway -+-
A similar bottle exists but is clear and a screw top. That one in itself, I could only find one picture of. It seems this particular version is undocumented. It seems like these types of bottles are rare, period. Safeway did make their own soda called Cragmont Cola. I’m not sure about Vinegar.
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The bottle is aqua, and paneled with a downward slope.

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Embossing:
Safeway Stores
Incorporated
Distribution Without Waste

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Made by the
W.J. Latchford Glass Company

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Earlier machine made mold markings

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Crude, machine made, seam.

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Does anyone have any information on this bottle ?
Ever seen it ?
What's it worth ?
 
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That's an interesting one, is the glass particularly heavy like a typical quart soda would be? I suspect it's a vinegar bottle rather than a soda, especially considering the existence of a screw-top version. The weight of the glass should give an indication about whether or not it was intended for a carbonated product.
 

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That's an interesting one, is the glass particularly heavy like a typical quart soda would be? I suspect it's a vinegar bottle rather than a soda, especially considering the existence of a screw-top version. The weight of the glass should give an indication about whether or not it was intended for a carbonated product.
It isn’t necessarily light, nor heavy. The glass is thin though. I guess this with correlate with being a non-soda bottle.
 

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It isn’t necessarily light, nor heavy. The glass is thin though. I guess this with correlate with being a non-soda bottle.
Yeah thin glass from that far back suggests that it wasn't intended for carbonation. All the early 20th century sodas I'm familiar with have quite thick glass. It's also possible that it could have been a ketchup too, those sometimes had crown caps back around the 20s or so.
 

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Yeah thin glass from that far back suggests that it wasn't intended for carbonation. All the early 20th century sodas I'm familiar with have quite thick glass. It's also possible that it could have been a ketchup too, those sometimes had crown caps back around the 20s or so.
Yes, carbonated drinks were at risk of exploding and breaking so it was contrary to make them in thicker glass.
 

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