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Julep bottle initials HELP!

PlaneDiggerCam

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Sep 4, 2017
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77
Southeastern CT, U.S.A.
Found this 1920s Julep Soda bottle. It has the bottlers initials, but no town. This bottle was dug in Southeastern, CT. Has anyone seen a bottle with the initials O.A. before, even if it is not a Julep bottle? Sometimes bottlers embossed the same initials on all their bottles. I really need help to find the bottler attributed to the initials O.A. on this bottle. Here are some pics...
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Thanks,
PlaneDiggerCam
 

RoyalRuby

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Oct 5, 2019
230
43
Buckeye State
I have no clue to your question, but interested in any info that others may have, IIRC these early embossed Julep bottles have a patent date before the Owens merger with Illinois, maybe, just a guess, an early mark before the merger.....I have walked by one of these Julep bottles several times at a somewhat local antique shop and never looked that close at it until my last time there a few days back, I think the patent date was 1924, I'll snag it next time I'm there, if it's still there, asking price was two bucks!!!...lol
 

GlassKitTin

Surface Scratcher
Sep 26, 2019
56
18
Southeast Portage, Ohio
I have no clue to your question, but interested in any info that others may have, IIRC these early embossed Julep bottles have a patent date before the Owens merger with Illinois, maybe, just a guess, an early mark before the merger.....I have walked by one of these Julep bottles several times at a somewhat local antique shop and never looked that close at it until my last time there a few days back, I think the patent date was 1924, I'll snag it next time I'm there, if it's still there, asking price was two bucks!!!...lol
Don’t have much to add to this post, but if you’re talking the same antique store I think you are, I bought that $2 Julep bottle in June sometime!! Tag said 1924. I just liked the look of it, and my Uncle and Aunt used to have a cute dog named Julep, they called her JuJu, or JuJu Bean, lol. So that’s why I bought it :D
 

RoyalRuby

Well-Known Member
Oct 5, 2019
230
43
Buckeye State
Don’t have much to add to this post, but if you’re talking the same antique store I think you are, I bought that $2 Julep bottle in June sometime!! Tag said 1924. I just liked the look of it, and my Uncle and Aunt used to have a cute dog named Julep, they called her JuJu, or JuJu Bean, lol. So that’s why I bought it :D
Lol...yeah, I looked at it several times, but never pulled the trigger.....:p
 

GlassKitTin

Surface Scratcher
Sep 26, 2019
56
18
Southeast Portage, Ohio
Got some pics of my Julep just in case you were interested in its markings. Big E on the bottom, Bottle Pat’d March 11, 1924, 6 Fluid Ounces, and after the word Ounces is some tiny little initials (perhaps D.O.C?) and beneath that maybe numbers (not sure, very, very hard to see)

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PlaneDiggerCam

Well-Known Member
Sep 4, 2017
614
77
Southeastern CT, U.S.A.
Got some pics of my Julep just in case you were interested in its markings. Big E on the bottom, Bottle Pat’d March 11, 1924, 6 Fluid Ounces, and after the word Ounces is some tiny little initials (perhaps D.O.C?) and beneath that maybe numbers (not sure, very, very hard to see)

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If you find another bottle with an E like that one on the base of yours you can trace it to be bottled at the same company and town as the other bottle. That is how I was able to find out that the local Julep bottler in my area was Washington Beverages out of Norwich, CT who also used the same O.A. base initials.
 

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