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Robby Raccoon

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Okay, here's the basic hard facts. If the bottle says "PAT D - 105529" then it dates between 1937 and the 1950s. Where in the 50s is disputed. That's just what they did in the era of Design Patents. L with a two-digit number to the right is usually Laurens Glass Co but this number doesn't always correspond to a date-code.
 

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Your bottle was made by the Laurens Glass Works of Laurens, S.C. hence the "L" and the date it was made was 1948. The Pat "D" bottles were issued 1938 -1952. Hope this helps.
 

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Laurens Glass Works 1948


Laurens Glass Coca Cola Bill Lockhart and the Bottle Research Group.jpg
 

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P.S.

I forgot to mention the number 15 … ( or any number on the left side of the L ) … is a MOLD NUMBER
 

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My brother has one of those bottles. I noticed the fluting is different on those bottles too.
 

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Most D-Patent Coke Bottles are pretty common & most are not worth more then $1.00 in my opinion. But there are some rare exceptions. LEON.
 

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Your bottle was made by the Laurens Glass Works of Laurens, S.C. hence the "L" and the date it was made was 1948. The Pat "D" bottles were issued 1938 -1952. Hope this helps.
Many thanks, it does indeed help
 

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