Hoping to learn about Frostie-like bottle found in crawl space

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The Search Continues / More Questions

If "Old Fashion Root Beer" was bottled and sold between the winter of 1940 and the spring of 1941, then there should be some bottles. I wonder ...

1. What type of bottles were they? Textured squats or something else?
2. Did they have paper labels or ACL?
3. Are they marked with a glasshouse logo?
4. Are they marked with a date code?
5. Is member justonebottle's bottle one of them?

Inquiring minds would like to know! :rolleyes:

Bob
 

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Sodabob, great posts with all the directory stuff! Definitely confirms a few things!
I have a "saved search" for both "frostie" and "catonsville bottling" on ebay that I have been checking almost daily for almost a decade now. If a paper label bottle or any other early catonsville bottles show up, I will definitely alert you and this thread. I know there has got to be more bottles out there somewhere (maybe even paper labels) just waiting to be discovered :)
Lots of questions still to be answered but I think we will only find those answers as time progresses and more bottles are found (and hopefully sold on ebay with pictures hah!)
I just did a quick run through of all those trademarks you posted and there was nothing new in there, all the same stuff all cross referencing each other.
 

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Thanks, Shade

As to "cross referencing" I have been experiencing that too. Almost to the point of going in circles. In fact, I'm starting to see things that probably are not there. Take for example ...

1. My 1942 Catonsville bottle
2. Catonsville Nichol Kola bottle - From 1939 newspaper ad*


*Am I seeing things or is that embossing on the shoulder in the 1939 ad?

Note: You don't have to answer that because I already know the answer. It's probably just an optical illusion. (or is it?)

However, I did discover that the bottle illustrated in the 1939 Catonsville ad was not a typical Nichol Kola bottle from the late 1930s and early 1940s. As near as I can determine they looked like the bottles in the attached 1938 and 1943 ads in which they were taller and had paper labels. Of course we still don't know if the Nichol Kola bottle used by Catonsville Bottling had a paper label or was an ACL, but I hope we can figure all of that out eventually. Dare I say that my Catonsville bottle might have been a Nichol Kola bottle? Like you said, only with more time and more bottles will we likely ever know for sure. In the meantime I will keep plugging away and hopefully find something that will eventually connect all of the dots.

Bob
 

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Here are some pictures of the bottle that started this tread. These shots are after @justonebottle gave the bottle a thorough cleaning. It is truly a beautiful bottle and is in excellent shape! The bottom of the bottle is just too illegible for me to read. It's the only one I've ever seen.
 

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Just to follow up on the Frostie theme I thought I might post a few. Two Taste Treats. L To R 1948 and 1950
 

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Have you ever seen these? Two "Mr. Frosties" Both 1952
 

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Heavy 7oz. Only one I've ever seen. Has a Knox Glass Makers Mark with a J in the middle for Jackson, Mississippi. Also sports a 33-B-7 in the middle of the bottom with a six in the six o'clock position. I'm thinking it's a 1947?
 

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Always a fan of the "Creepy Elf" Frostie Bottles. Three sizes 7, 10 and 12 oz. All 1958, possibly the only year they had this design. I have six of these bottles they're all 1958.
 

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We bought a 100-year-old house in the Baltimore area (maybe 30 minutes from Catonsville) in April, and we've been doing some removal of the ground floor flooring to address termites and encapsulate the crawl space. My husband texted me today that he found a soda bottle beneath our kitchen subfloor, which we plan to remove in entirety later this month. Per Google, it looks like a Frostie bottle from the Catonsville Bottling Company, but it doesn't say Frostie. There's some stuff on it (maybe some kind of compound from the floor?), but the label looks to be in good shape. I think it just has been sitting down there. For all I know, there may be others if they had a case or something. There's a good bit of trash we have found below the other floors.

Is this a Frostie bottle? Or rather, did Catonsville Bottling Company bottle what would later be Root Beer before adopting the Frostie name?
Does anyone know more about it?
Thank you :)

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That is a real nice bottle.Vary rare find indid
 

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We bought a 100-year-old house in the Baltimore area (maybe 30 minutes from Catonsville) in April, and we've been doing some removal of the ground floor flooring to address termites and encapsulate the crawl space. My husband texted me today that he found a soda bottle beneath our kitchen subfloor, which we plan to remove in entirety later this month. Per Google, it looks like a Frostie bottle from the Catonsville Bottling Company, but it doesn't say Frostie. There's some stuff on it (maybe some kind of compound from the floor?), but the label looks to be in good shape. I think it just has been sitting down there. For all I know, there may be others if they had a case or something. There's a good bit of trash we have found below the other floors.

Is this a Frostie bottle? Or rather, did Catonsville Bottling Company bottle what would later be Root Beer before adopting the Frostie name?
Does anyone know more about it?
Thank you :)

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nice old bottle nice find!
 

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