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Local coca cola bottle cap found with metal magnet

RCO

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May 17, 2012
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found this off a dock here yesterday , have this thing called a metal magnet ( not sure if I've mentioned it before ) first time I used it this year , use it a lot during the summer around docks here . mostly picks up modern Canadian coins ( as there made of magnetic metals or nickel ) , nails , screws and modern bottle caps

I pulled this out and saw that it said coca cola but was covered with rust , so tried to clean it some more . very carefully and used a very small stick to poke a lot of the rust off

to my surprise it revealed more words and says " Browns Beverages ltd - Gravenhurst Ont " bottler of

Coca Cola , trade mark reg , under contract with coca cola ltd

Browns beverages was our local coca cola bottler going back to the 30's and kept bottling until the 70's , I have a general idea when this cap is from but not ready to determine an exact date

don't really collect bottle caps but I've seen a lot on ebay before , not sure if I've seen this one before but seen similar ones for other bottlers

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RCO

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May 17, 2012
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Ontario , Canada
Nice find, that's in pretty good shape considering how old it is! I wonder if it's a rare one.
Brown's Beverages was a pretty big bottler back in its time , so I'd imagine 1000's of these would of been used but you have to wonder how many survived ?

I'm not sure of the exact year this one used , felt 50's > 60's but its really tough to say
 

RCO

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May 17, 2012
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Ontario , Canada
I tried to clean it a bit more , very carefully with a qtip and cleaner , not sure if it looks better , kind of tough to get close up pictures this small with my camera

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