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Gold Seal soda bottle by coca cola

SODAPOPBOB

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Question(s) of the day ... Since it wasn't Coca Cola who originated and produced Gold Seal Ginger Ale in the United States in circa 1905-07, then who was it and what do we know about them? Answer: I'm not sure but will try and find out.
 

SODAPOPBOB

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No matter how insignificant it might seem, I am hunting down every reference I can find that mentions a Gold Seal Ginger Ale. The following link and accompanying attachment is to a 1916 book about the history of Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. In the book it mentions the Schmeltzer Brothers who at some point bottled Red Label and Gold Seal Ginger Ale. But whether this is connected to the Gold Seal brand being discussed, I'm not sure. Nor am I sure when the Schmeltzer brothers bottled Gold Seal other than it is mentioned in the 1916 book, but it could have been earlier. The bottling works was established in 1883 and produced soda bottles well into the acl era of the 1930s and 1940s as evidenced by the acl bottle pictured below. So far I have been unable to find a picture of a Schmeltzer Brothers paper label or any of their bottles that depict Gold Seal Ginger Ale. Link ... https://books.google.com/books?id=mhEVAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA1044&dq=Schmeltzer+Brothers+gold+seal+ginger+ale&hl=en&sa=X&ei=gtfcVPesOI2togS2-4DQAw&ved=0CCsQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Schmeltzer%20Brothers%20gold%20seal%20ginger%20ale&f=false [ Attachments ] 1. Snippet from 1916 book2. Schmeltzer Brothers blob-top bottle3. Schmeltzer Beverages acl bottle - marked "Since 1883" and "Pottsville, PA."
 

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RCO

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May 17, 2012
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found another " Gold Seal " bottle on the weekend , found it at an abandoned property in a box of odd's and end's , was a couple bottles this was the only one I felt was worth keeping

don't really come across gold seal bottles much in my area , never found one in the wild even a broken one .

embossing really good on this one , " Gold Seal " in bold letters and seal on front , " property of the coca cola co " on back , HDQS Toronto on bottom

is some chips , damage and a small crack line , which is kind of hard to see from pics

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Donas12

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found another " Gold Seal " bottle on the weekend , found it at an abandoned property in a box of odd's and end's , was a couple bottles this was the only one I felt was worth keeping

don't really come across gold seal bottles much in my area , never found one in the wild even a broken one .

embossing really good on this one , " Gold Seal " in bold letters and seal on front , " property of the coca cola co " on back , HDQS Toronto on bottom

is some chips , damage and a small crack line , which is kind of hard to see from pics

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Nice find! Always liked the embossing on this bottle.
 

RCO

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May 17, 2012
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Nice find! Always liked the embossing on this bottle.
it has a neat design , this bottle seems similar to the coca cola soda water bottles they have in the US

not exactly sure when coca cola used this bottle or the exact years Gold Seal was produced , felt it was from the 20's or 30's but might still of been used into the 40's

never find Gold Seal bottles in my area despite the fact it was widely sold in other parts of Ontario
 

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