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This weeks soda were generally good, found a pit site with several great local embossed sodas, 1920's to 1940. Ended with Coca Cola, one major heartbreaker included, Gay-ola, Several Early orange Crush, Whistle, Union Bottling, O-jay deco, Cherry Blossom , Liberty Cola and more.
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The ACL soda bottles were piled up , just up the hill from the old soda pit. There were some decent ones, several of the pricey Mountain Dew bottle had lost their labels.
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I'm soaking the innards (to quote the Mountain Dew) of these shown and will run a bottle brush though them after the sun dried the fragile labels.:


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any pics of the embossed soda's , not that familiar with some of those brands or the bottles they used . other than the orange crush which was popular just about everywhere but still a neat bottle to find , usually when I find them swimming there broken , one spot I've found 3 broken one's from 20's but yet to find a good one
 

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Great find and great pictures. For sometime now I have wanted to start a thread where members could share pictures of digs like you have done here. They wouldn't have to disclose the locations, but just show pics. I love seeing pictures of soda bottles before they are removed from the ground like the one you posted of the Orange Crush bottle. Anyone who has ever dug for soda bottles, like most of us have, know the thrill of uncovering a bottle and then saying to themselves before fully excavating it, "please, please don't be broken."
 

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After a rinse, here are 3 different Dr. Pepper, one from Jackson. 6-13-16 018.jpg6-13-16 016.jpg
 

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Here's some oddball bottles with the others, RCO. Two Rainbow or Joy6-13-16 021.jpg6-13-16 020.jpg Joy bottles without their little round labels, these were also used by other brands, by Union Bottling Co. and Nehi. A deco O-Jay by Union Botl. Co. also have a Whistle, Chero-Cola, Cherry Blossom6-13-16 016.jpg6-13-16 017.jpg , and a Happee! , which is very similar. Thanks , Bob!
 

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I'd never find that many good bottles in one dump , the older Dr Peppers are nice , I never find those here it didn't seem to be sold here till much later although is popular now .
the o jay is neat too .
 

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I left a pile of cracked ones. I'm not far from a local store which closed in the 1980's. I have several varieties of local Dr. Pepper including an Amber one. I am not sure why the store did not return these for a deposit.


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