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I picked up this bottle today. It has on it Wolverine Bottling Works, Detroit, Mich. On the other side is A Genuine English Ginger Beer and a Bulldog on each side. I have only been able to determine it is Bulldog genuine ginger beer. Does anyone know when was this produced?
 

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Does it have any number or letter codes around the base, or underneath? If there are, they may require good lighting and a magnifying glass to read them.
 

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Does it have any number or letter codes around the base, or underneath? If there are, they may require good lighting and a magnifying glass to read them.
On the bottom Is W.B. Registered and it looks like small markings 3 0 S I
 

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I have a few bottles with "30S1" and "30S". The 30S or 30 S marking probably indicates a mark used by Owens-Illinois bottle company to indicate bottles made in Streator, Illinois in 1930, the year after Owens-Illinois bought American Bottle Company.
 

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I have a few bottles with "30S1" and "30S". The 30S or 30 S marking probably indicates a mark used by Owens-Illinois bottle company to indicate bottles made in Streator, Illinois in 1930, the year after Owens-Illinois bought American Bottle Company.
That's interesting. I have found a lot of sites that have bulldog ginger beer with bottles, jars and cans from all ages but found nothing with this particular bottle. There was one site that mentioned a manufacturer from Belle Isle, Detroit but the bottles were green with a white label.
 

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That's some great embossing on that one! Quite an unusual shape for a soda of that era as well.
 

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There was no bottler on Belle Isle in Detroit. It‘s a city park. Info I have on Wolverine Bottling from 1920 -1930 shows their address as 923 Livingston Ave. That street is gone now. As I recall, it was a company started during prohibition to have legal sales of drinks. I bet I read that in this forum some time ago. Pretty sure they were gone with prohibition in 1932.
 

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There was no bottler on Belle Isle in Detroit. It‘s a city park. Info I have on Wolverine Bottling from 1920 -1930 shows their address as 923 Livingston Ave. That street is gone now. As I recall, it was a company started during prohibition to have legal sales of drinks. I bet I read that in this forum some time ago. Pretty sure they were gone with prohibition in 1932.
I was suspect of the Belle Isle factory, I live nearby and didn't think it could have been there. Interesting that it was during prohibition, way before my time. Thanks for the information.
 

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The Wolverine Ginger Ale company lasted at least into the 1950's. I got a Full ACL Bottle & a few empty ACL's. Not sure if I got that one? maybe but most my Bottles boxed up. LEON.
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