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found a pile of broken 40's era bottles and some soda cans

RCO

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decided to explore a site I had previously found a couple years ago , wanted to go back last fall when i was finding all those pop cans but never made it back . its kind of an odd site , seems to have a couple different dumps on it from entirely different era's .

today I came across a huge pile of broken bottles I had never seen before , its about the size of a typical living room , didn't appear to be very deep , mostly on the surface .

its a mix of broken soda bottles and broken milk jugs , however very little variety in the mix . pretty much all stuff from the Gravenhurst Ontario area as that's where its located . its all Browns beverages bottles ( clear and green versions ) , also coca cola bottles with dates from late 40's early 50's . the milk jugs were all from Briars Dairy which operated in that area , obviously no hole ones just parts but enough I could identify them as being from that dairy .
almost nothing else , found 1 clear bottle from an unknown bottler , 1 Hires root beer and part of a Canada dry bottle . might of also been the odd liquor bottle or green beer bottle in the area but mostly soda bottles , some larger parts but all damaged or broken

not sure who left it there , can assume it was dumped back when the bottles originally used , maybe from a nearby restaurant or hotel ? not sure who would of had that many broken bottles
 

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RCO

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was a couple American coca cola's in the pile , 1 was broken and couldn't find the base to id city , another was in a larger piece but broken into 2 by the time I got it home , took a picture , its from Detroit Michigan , which is a long way away but a lot of US tourists used to pass thru that area

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RCO

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further back in the property is a larger dump , mix of scrap metal and some trash which was dumped there , some sort of unofficial dump site , mostly seemed to be early 80's era , maybe some stuff a bit earlier

all kinds of cans but a lot were in bad condition , many different brands - coca cola , diet coke , pepsi , Canada dry , Hires Root Beer , Fresca , sprite , Canada dry - cream soda , Fanta - cream soda , ginger ale , diet 7 up , a & w root beer , carlton club - ginger ale , cola , beckers root beer , tab , chateau - ginger ale , country club lemonade , howdy - ginger ale , crush - grape , royal crest - cola , unknown store brand - orange and ginger ale , also a honey dew - lemon lime drink container .

the bottle on the left is an " amber " private brands beverages 30 oz bottle , seen green and clear before but never amber .

the can beside it is an odd thin metal 7 up can , condition was too poor to recover but appeared to be an unusual version , said " orange " on the side ? but hard to read it all


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RCO

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attempted to clean some of the cans , most of these ones were in poor condition but still had some colour

- Fanta cream soda , ginger ale , crush - grape , fresca ,pepsi cola ( thin metal said price was 39 cents on it ) , chateau - ginger ale , carlton club cola , Canada dry - cream soda , coca cola


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RCO

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though this juice can was interesting although I don't collect them or know much about it , said it was from Honeydew and from Toronto Ontario .
the 2 sides are different , French and English versions

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RCO

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these cans were a bit nicer

diet 7 up , Canada dry , A & W root beer sugar free , royal crest - cola ( smaller brand from Toronto ) , Beckers - root beer ( variety store chain here , 80's era can ) , Tab , Coca cola - expo 86 on side , diet coke ,

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CanadianBottles

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Quite the pile there! Wonder if there are any whole ones further down. Something like that would be hard to even try digging in.
Also what's Chateau Ginger Ale? I don't recognize that brand.
 

RCO

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Quite the pile there! Wonder if there are any whole ones further down. Something like that would be hard to even try digging in.
Also what's Chateau Ginger Ale? I don't recognize that brand.

it didn't really seem that deep , is some mostly whole bottles , like coke's with only broken necks and such .

was surprised to not even see the odd broken one from out of town or another brand . but in this area Brown's Beverages almost had a monopoly and was also the area coca cola bottler


Chateau dry was some sort of store brand I think , lasted into the 80's , found it a few times before seems to be common

one that seems to be less common is the Royal Crest cola never seen it before , although is some white paint or part of an old plastic bag stuck to the can under the main logo , not sure if I can clean it better
 

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