Notice we posted at the same time = 7:46 AM (PT) ... I must have beat you to the draw by only seconds. Even though I don't recall saying I would eat my hat, its good to know I won't have to now. By the way, I sent Mr. Krackher a reply and asked if he knew the date of the label, as well as when they were first and last used. I will let you know when I hear back from him again.
I just heard from Hans again and he sent me the following links. The first one is to a Pinterest blog he maintains, and the other one is to a book he recommends and described as the "Holy Bible" of all things related to Schweppes. I think he forgot to answer my question about the date of the paper label, but will cross that bridge later. He said he is going to send me some more stuff, but I don't know what it is or when he plans to send it.
Pinterest Blog ~ More pics than you can shake a stick at
Wow well that's cool!..notice anything on this?..lol
All those pictures, a major collector of the brand and no live examples of a bottle and label intact! Hey did you happen to show him the Cross's label?
I haven't discussed Cross's with Hans yet but will later today. Although I did ask if he had any information about Schweppes being sold in Canada. In response to that and other questions, he keeps referring to the book I bought as if it has all, or at least some of the answers. I should point out there is a slight communication challenge between us. Because of the way he words certain things, I get the impression that his grasp of the English language is limited. And it could be the same with him regarding the way I word certain things. So I will just take it one step at a time and hope for the best. However, one thing is fairly certain - he has a definite passion for all things Schweppes and seems thrilled to share it with me. Such as the attached pics he sent yesterday ...
Metal sign - which he said was from the 1930s
Close up of label - Notice at the bottom where it says "All Corks [???] With Name Of Company" Even though is says corks, the bottle is a Crown. Now I'm wondering if the CROWN CAPS used in Vancouver and elsewhere in Canada have the bottler's name on them? Do you have or ever looked for any bottle caps like that? Its possible that none of the paper labels have locations on them - but the caps might.
Collection of paper labels - which he said were from the 1950s and 1960s. Although the one in the upper right corner looks older ???
This is from an earlier post that I added the dates to and thought I would use it for the one I send to Hans. But I would still like to know the answers to the questions in my last post if anyone knows them.