Early James Kinlen bottle

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Found this bottle while walking the edge of a nearby lake at a fishing spot I go to occasionally. The water has receded and so it was exposed and just laying on the surface. Back side is unfortunately broke out but at least the front displays well. A quick search only brought up a Hutch style ( shown on Worthpoint) with the same name but location was listed as Niles Ohio rather than Youngstown like my bottle, wondering if anyone here might have the same bottle. Also I couldn't confirm the the bottle maker mark, any help there would be great, my bottle and the Hutch shown on Worthpoint...;) :)
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When you say maker's mark, are you referring to the K on the bottom? Because that's not a maker's mark, it's Kinlen's initial. The owner's initials were often put on the base of soda and milk bottles so that competitors' bottles could quickly be identified and removed during the refilling process.
 

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When you say maker's mark, are you referring to the K on the bottom? Because that's not a maker's mark, it's Kinlen's initial. The owner's initials were often put on the base of soda and milk bottles so that competitors' bottles could quickly be identified and removed during the refilling process.
Yes, the K on the bottom. I figured it was his initial. Thanks for clarifying.
 

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When you say maker's mark, are you referring to the K on the bottom? Because that's not a maker's mark, it's Kinlen's initial. The owner's initials were often put on the base of soda and milk bottles so that competitors' bottles could quickly be identified and removed during the refilling process.
Oddly I picked up another bottle yesterday from the same time period with a completely different name that doesn't start or end in the letter K, but it too has the large K on the bottom. I'll post a picture soon.
 

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Oddly I picked up another bottle yesterday from the same time period with a completely different name that doesn't start or end in the letter K, but it too has the large K on the bottom. I'll post a picture soon.
If the bottle has the name of the company on it, rather than the owner, the K could be the initial of the owner's surname. I've seen that done sometimes as well.
 

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