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Kijiji Find....Nice Bottles

JKL

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Mar 20, 2018
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Responded to a Kijiji ad this week. A guy was selling a large lot of pop bottles by the case. I asked if he would let me pick through as I can't buy a box of bottles and only want one anymore. No room to store. He agreed and charged me $20 for a nice assortment of 18 bottles that included these.
Thought I would share.
7-Up quart size NDNR is my first NDNR in this size. Very happy.
Kayo Chocolate by Kuntz Brewery Waterloo(1928) is pretty much my home town.
Two WIshing Well bottles caught my attention because of the design elements above and below the word DRINK. Common bottles but none of the ones I have currently have the zigzag or dots with the "DRINK".
The Pepsi NDNR has so much texture in the bottle. All others I have are smooth glass.
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I think the gallon syrup jugs look cool.
 

Canadacan

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Sep 21, 2014
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So those are some nice finds!
What particularly caught my eye is the Wishing Well!...'Wave' top and bottom of 'Drink' on one side and 'Dots' on the other!
Can you post a pic of the base to see if we can determine the year?
 

JKL

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Mar 20, 2018
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Kitchener Ontario
The dots and the zigzag are two different bottles.
First pic is a 10oz featuring the dots. Very faint markings
The second is a 11oz featuring the zigzag.
The third is a 10oz I have with no design with the word "DRINK"

Perhaps the dots and zigzags helped the bottler to differentiate the 10oz from the 11oz at a glance.
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Canadacan

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Well those look like they all have box code on them, so they'd be from 1953 on...the last one looks to be 1954.
I have not studied these bottles long enough to come to a conclusion, other than I'm sure the transition from 11oz to 10oz overlapped several years.
That may well be the reason for the waves vs dots....interesting indeed!
 

iggyworf

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Mar 13, 2013
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Those are some nice ones! Never seen that gallon Double Cola before. I like the 7up as I have one as well. The Pepsi actually is very common.
 

RCO

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the oldest bottle is the Kayo chocolate , pretty sure I've seen the wishing well bottle before , several different versions which might be slightly different but a fairly common bottle .

anything else interesting in the assortment said there was 18 bottles only see 5 so far ?
 

JKL

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Mar 20, 2018
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Kitchener Ontario
Those are some nice ones! Never seen that gallon Double Cola before. I like the 7up as I have one as well. The Pepsi actually is very common.
Iggyworf, I picked up the NDNR Pepsi because the others I have don't have the same texture embossed into the glass. Price was right even for a common bottle. The other two Pepsi NDNR I have are attached.
I don't know what it is about the syrup jugs but I really like them. I have, A&W Rootbeer, Fanta, Coca Cola, DOuble Cola, and Crush.
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JKL

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Mar 20, 2018
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Kitchener Ontario
the oldest bottle is the Kayo chocolate , pretty sure I've seen the wishing well bottle before , several different versions which might be slightly different but a fairly common bottle .

anything else interesting in the assortment said there was 18 bottles only see 5 so far ?
RCO, here are others I picked up.
Some are not super old dating to the 80's but I don't have them.
The Evangeline I picked up because I had an old wooden Evangeline crate with 23 bottles and wanted one more to finish it off. 1930's era I would think.
I picked up the blue ACL Mission bottle because I only had a black ACL.
Woodlond is a Woodstock ON bottler and this was likely their last design before disappearing.
Brown's is from your neck of the woods, Gravenhurst I believe. I forgot I had that one so this is a double now.
I have a few versions of America Dry but not this one.
The Mountain Dew were full. I think they are US bottles
The reason the Pop World caught my attention is because there seemed to be a trend in the 1970s to have independent soda pop companies emerge that all branded in a similar fashion. I included a picture of Pop Shoppe, Pop Master, Pop People and Pop World.
I find it so interesting how soda companies emerged, evolved and eventually died or were absorbed, I enjoy learning about the politics that in many cases guided these companies, Prohibition in the US, The Temperance Act in Canada, The wars, etc.
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BillHaddo

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I had a closer look at my Wishing Well 11oz. bottles and found them to be manufactured by different bottle companies, the same volumes,but slightly different in finish and the same sguigily lines. They all cleaned up well, a good find!

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