- Mar 10, 2010
This is the earliest reference to the "Mae West" bottle I have been able to find so far, from ...
The Glass Packer periodical - May 1945 - Volume 24 - Number 5
And in part says ...
At that it is a vast improvement over its predecessor, nicknamed the "Mae West." The Mae West is the industry's most classic example of how to incorporate every bad feature in a single jar; 112 per cent overweight, and it simply wouldn't stand upright on a conveyor belt.
Note: I don't like these Google Book snippet views because you cannot open the entire page - at least I don't know how. If someone knows how, please do so and share it with us. Thanks
If nothing else, it at least gives us a "latest date" reference to work with. The way the article is worded, it sounds like they are quoting a previously used term and did not coin it themselves.
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Man-o-man, I must be losing it! I totally forgot about this that I posted ten days ago.