Is Bromo Selzer from O.B.CO. rare?

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In the 48-page “Bromo-Seltzer in the Cobalt Blue Bottles” (https://sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/Bromo-Seltzer.pdf), the authors state: “Despite a significant search, we have been unable to find a single Bromo-Seltzer bottle with an O.B.CO. logo.” O.B.CO. was the Ohio Bottling Company reported to have produced Bromo Selzer bottles for just one year, 1905-06.

The logos for the O.B.CO. and the successor, the American Bottling Company (A.B.CO.) used their initials on the back heel and a numbering system on the heel mark(the base); my bottle has O B CO at the back heel and 1260/4 on the heel mark. Is this a rare find or have others seen the O B CO on the back heel of a Bromo Selzer bottle?
 

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if only used 1 year probably rare. but if anybody cares or will pay more because of it probably unlikely.
 

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Thanks for your comment. I agree that nobody may care, but with thousands of Bromo-Seltzers out there it seems that one or more collectors might find this bottle interesting as obviously only a few were produced and apparently only a few have survived.
 

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That's possible, if some one specializes in Bromo's they may go crazy over it? maybe throw one on ebay & see what happens? may get $1.00 or may get $100? Good Luck. Leon.
 

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Also, my observations on the mold number is that the 1260 is the id for the Bromo mold and the number underneath was the copy of the mold. So I suspect there is a 1260 / 1, 1260 / 2, and a 1260 / 3, in addition to your 1260 / 4 all in an identical style. There may be other molds with higher numbers.
 

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Also, my observations on the mold number is that the 1260 is the id for the Bromo mold and the number underneath was the copy of the mold. So I suspect there is a 1260 / 1, 1260 / 2, and a 1260 / 3, in addition to your 1260 / 4 all in an identical style. There may be other molds with higher numbers.
Thanks for all of your information! I am slowly giving away and/or selling bottles collected over the last 50 years and this is a very cool one so I appreciate your sharing your knowledge!
 

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