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Cross & Co. Vancouver B.C. 1894-1963

tsims

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Mar 8, 2020
64
18
Qualicum Beach
You bet they do!...that one is an 11oz ACL but they also came in 30oz...as for 10oz or 28oz I can't say for sure it they did. Yes there are some similarities between those bottles, the Cross's on the end are both US made (1926-32)...the first two Whistles I can't identify a makers mark, the middle bottle is from Dominion glass. On a side note I came across the two stippled Whistles at an antique store last summer and could not leave them behind as I have never in all my years seen them before! No mention of Cross on the Whistle bottles...I believe they were used up to about 1926...well that was the patent date embossed on the new curvy whistle, no doubt they were used a bit longer.
Yes I was pleased to get the crate!...you can see the in the old photos the similar crate was used. I like the slogan as well!...I believe it was a much older one, I ran across it some place but can't locate it right now.

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I've got the clear cross & Co 6 1/2 oz and the Clear Whistle 8 1/2 oz
 

Moosecop

Member
Jan 25, 2017
17
3
Powell River, BC
Bob yes I was aware of that bottle, you did post it on this thread way back on page 6,7,8 maybe???..lol. I stated then the bottle style seemed to be used from about 1945-55...but I now concur what CB said for the earlier mid 30's as I now have one from a different bottler dated 1938.
Yes CB they are difficult to obtain....I'm at ground zero here and have only had the opportunity to ad that bottle to my collection once in the last 5 years, and well....I'm still hunting :(

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I have that one in my collection - the Dominion date code is C <D> 2, so either 1942 or 1952, as the letter coding was used until mid-1953. But if Canadacan has seen them dated 1938, I'd lean towards 1942, which would make it a fairly early ACL Cross & Co bottle
 

Canadacan

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Sep 21, 2014
1,666
83
Canada
So I just acquired a bottle in the Cross series that I have spoke about before and even pictured it many pages back!
It's the USA made version from Illinois glass co dated 1936 and marked on the back "Bottle Made in USA"...fascinating too because I have a 1929 Illinois Pacific Glass version with the IPG in a triangle located on the heel, it's from before the take over.
And on another interesting not this particular version does not have 'Ltd.' embossed on the front, and It's from plant #21 San Francisco, Ca. 1932-37.
Now I can't recall what the heel mark is I-31.... is it possibly an older date code?...1931?
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On the Left is the IPG version from 1929 with Ltd., it also has the date code on the lip of the bottle. And the right is the Illinois Glass Co. for 1936 with out Ltd.
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IPG logo with 1929 date code.
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Crushy

Member
Feb 21, 2021
24
13
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Hi. New to the group a week or so ago. Lots of great comments and threads on here - not to mention so fabulous collections. Saw this thread pop up and want to check in on a label I've had for a few years but never knew where it came from. Looking over the back pages here, I'm thinking its a 1929 era Cross from Vancouver. Measures 4" by 3"
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Wondering what others think.
 

Canadacan

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Sep 21, 2014
1,666
83
Canada
Hi. New to the group a week or so ago. Lots of great comments and threads on here - not to mention so fabulous collections. Saw this thread pop up and want to check in on a label I've had for a few years but never knew where it came from. Looking over the back pages here, I'm thinking its a 1929 era Cross from Vancouver. Measures 4" by 3" Wondering what others think.
I would think your label is 1920's-30's. The version I have is done in gold lettering and gold border, in very poor condition on a green 12oz bottle, I figured it to be from the 1950's
 

Crushy

Member
Feb 21, 2021
24
13
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
I would think your label is 1920's-30's. The version I have is done in gold lettering and gold border, in very poor condition on a green 12oz bottle, I figured it to be from the 1950's
Thanks for the info. That would be consistent with what I know about this particular label. I got it about 35 years ago in a stack of labels I acquired from a guy who worked in the bottle soaking room at the Calgary Brewing and Malting Company in 1946. Seems he took home a good number of the labels he removed. Most were from the early 40s but there was a healthy dose of labels from the 30s and 20's and a couple from earlier than that.
 

CanadianBottles

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May 24, 2014
3,134
113
Thanks for the info. That would be consistent with what I know about this particular label. I got it about 35 years ago in a stack of labels I acquired from a guy who worked in the bottle soaking room at the Calgary Brewing and Malting Company in 1946. Seems he took home a good number of the labels he removed. Most were from the early 40s but there was a healthy dose of labels from the 30s and 20's and a couple from earlier than that.
That sounds like a really cool collection! Were there any others from BC in there?
 

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