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Fort Frances, Ontario bottles

Donas12

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Thought I would share a couple of bottles from Fort Frances, a small town in Northwestern Ontario on the International border with the US. Closest state being Minnesota.
The first is a 6.5 oz bottle from Fort Frances Brewing Co. Ltd. This is likely a 20-30s bottle.
Opened for business after prohibition was lifted in Ontario in 1925 and they continued on until a buyout in 1960 or so. It was one of a handful of breweries that also bottled soda beverages.
The second is a 10oz Acl from Royal Beverages of Fort Frances labelled “High Top”. 3C15E6D0-D215-4236-BA29-565826FC5BCF.png419A5596-0A99-4F60-9AE9-221A8BCE16E7.jpeg5A090950-EB94-4801-AA68-B4516BB6B05F.jpegBottle from the early 50s and has a fly fisherman graphic to honour the area’s great fishing.
Any other info on these or other bottlers from the area would be much appreciated.
 
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RCO

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I've seen those bottles before but never had any bottles from Fort Frances before , you'd rarely see any in southern Ontario for sale anywhere

there is also a 7 up bottle from the fort frances brewing co , its posted to seven up thread but will repost a pic of it if anyone hasn't seen it before

also a couple other bottlers listed in Ontario bottle books from fort frances that I haven't seen bottles from before , seems like a small town but has been there for a while and population was higher , peaked at close to 10,000 in 1971 but down to 7700 now

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RCO

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just noticed a high top appeared on ebay too , a seller in the US has it , good condition but price and shipping very high , $ 70 Canadian for opening bid and $70 Canadian for shipping , seems a little high perhaps an error for shipping but even so not sure its worth $100 to someone


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JKL

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Thought I would share a couple of bottles from Fort Frances, a small town in Northwestern Ontario on the International border with the US. Closest state being Minnesota.
The first is a 6.5 oz bottle from Fort Frances Brewing Co. Ltd. This is likely a 20-30s bottle.
Opened for business after prohibition was lifted in Ontario in 1925 and they continued on until a buyout in 1960 or so. It was one of a handful of breweries that also bottled soda beverages.
The second is a 10oz Acl from Royal Beverages of Fort Frances labelled “High Top”. View attachment 219662View attachment 219663View attachment 219664Bottle from the early 50s and has a fly fisherman graphic to honour the area’s great fishing.
Any other info on these or other bottlers from the area would be much appreciated.
Keep posting! You have a fantastic collection. I keep taking notes on bottles to look for. You have shared a number of bottles I want to find.
 

Donas12

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Apr 11, 2020
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Keep posting! You have a fantastic collection. I keep taking notes on bottles to look for. You have shared a number of bottles I want to find.
Thanks! It’s nice to share and learn from all the great postings on this forum.
 

Donas12

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Noticed this picture online. Not a very clear picture, but shows that there is a green version of the High Top also.50B7996B-5904-4495-8724-9E07F5718423.jpeg
 

RCO

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Noticed this picture online. Not a very clear picture, but shows that there is a green version of the High Top also.View attachment 221895
never noticed the green version before but a lot of bottlers seemed to have one

the clear version , 2 just sold on ebay for high prices (much more than I'd consider paying for one ) , so the green one could be worth even more
 

RyanDevion

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Noticed this picture online. Not a very clear picture, but shows that there is a green version of the High Top also.View attachment 221895
I just scrolled apon this picture.. it's actually mine.. I'm honored.. I have other high top bottles , green and clear ACL. And many 7up 7oz pop bottles from silver Lake beverage Kenora Ontario, fort Frances ont etc. It is a great passion of mine. Other bottles to look for are Kenora bottling , fort William etc . I'll try to include pictures.
Thx for sharing my picture .

Ryan Devion
Kenora Ontario
 

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