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Last but not least - I'm also in search of one of these Moxie books ...


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The more I look into this the more connections I find with Moxie and Whistle Bottling in Reynoldsville. There is also a connection with Anthony Marinaro. The earliest Whistle / Moxie / Marinaro connection I have found is the 1938 article I posted earlier. Marinaro passed away in 1940 - which I attached two obits of. I don't know the dates of the bottle caps but assume they are from the 1930s. I suspect Toni's Cherry is short for Anthony's Cherry.

Marinaro Obit 1940_The_Brockway_Record_Fri__Dec_20__1940_.jpg

Marinaro Obituary 1940_The_Punxsutawney_Spirit_Fri__Dec_13__1940_.jpg

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New Mystery? More Questions?

The exact wording on the back of my 22N Moxie bottle is ...

Bottled By / Reynoldsville Bottling Co. / Reynoldsville, PA.

The emphasis is with the "Co." for Company.

Notice in the 1941 article the name T.E. Delaney, who was the manager of the Whistle Bottling Works at that time. His full name was Terrence E. Delaney.

Now we jump to 1951 where we find Kenneth and Terrence Delaney as owners and managers of the Reynoldsville Bottling Company. This is one of the earliest references I have been able to find with that exact wording.

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Whistle Delaney 1941_The_Punxsutawney_Spirit_Thu__Nov_13__1941_.jpg

Reynoldsville Bottling 1951 (1)_The_Brockway_Record_Fri__Oct_12__1951_ (1).jpg

Reynoldsville Bottling 1951 (2)_The_Brockway_Record_Fri__Oct_12__1951_ (2).jpg
 

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Next up are the 1950 Reynoldsville Census records for ...

Terrence Delaney - Manager Beverage Co.
Kenneth Delaney - Manager Beverage Co.

(More to follow)

Kenneth Delaney 1950 Census Manager Beverage Co.jpg

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Key location ...

1938 - Anthony Marinaro - Jackson and 10th
1947 - Kenneth Delaney - 10th & Jackson - Notified 12/6/45

Certainly appears to be the same location!


Moxie 1938 Marinaro_The_Jeffersonian_Democrat_Thu__Oct_6__1938_.jpg


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Questions ...

1. When did Whistle / Marinaro Bottling become Reynoldsville Bottling?
2. When did the Delaney brothers start Reynoldsville Bottling?
3. Who did my 26N ACL Moxie bottle belong to - Marinaro or Delaney?
4. When was the ACL applied to my 26N Moxie bottle?

Answers? I'm not sure yet but going to try and find out.
 

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950 Jackson Street Reynoldsville, PA.

1940 - Whistle Bottling
1948 - Reynoldsville Bottling

Still trying to narrow it down even more.

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The latest listing I can find for Whistle Bottling Co. in Reynoldsville is 1943

The earliest listing(s) I can find for Reynoldsville Bottling Co. is ...
1. Notified 12/6/45 - But not sure what that refers to.
2. Definitely in operation by 1947

That gives us a window between 1943 and 1947 - which allows a circa date for the Reynoldsville Bottling Co. of 1945.

Because the exact wording on the back of my Moxie bottle is Reynoldsville Bottling Co., then I have to go with that as the official bottler regardless of the date or any earlier connections with Whistle Bottling. With a circa 1945 date for my Moxie bottle, that puts things into an entirely new perspective. In other words, if the ACL was applied to my Moxie bottle in circa 1945, then it still doesn't answer the questions ...

1. Why did they apply an ACL to a 1926 bottle?
2. Who applied the ACL - Owens Illinois or someone else?

1926 to 1945 is a timespan of 19 years. That's a long time for a bottle to be sitting around in a glass plant such as Owens Illinois. This raises additional questions ...

3. Did Owens Illinois actually keep 20-year-old bottles in stock?
4. If so, did they repurpose them with ACL and sell them at a discount?

For me, the most important question of all is ...

5. What is the latest 7 Oz. Moxie bottle to have an ACL of the lady carrying a sheaf over her shoulder?

Like this one on eBay ...


Moxie ACL - 1941 Glenshaw Glass Co. - Adams Bottling Works New Kensington PA

https://shorturl.at/nzBZ1

1943

Whistle 1943_The_Brookville_American_Thu__Jul_1__1943_.jpg


1947 - 12/6/45

Reynoldsville 1947 (Cropped).png


1947
Reynoldsville Bottling 1947 Directory (1).png

Reynoldsville Bottling 1947 Directory (2).png


26N - 1926 / ACL Applied 19??

Moxie ACL 26N Reynoldsville PA Back (Cropped).jpg
 
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P.S.

I forgot to mention I offered the seller $30 for the 1941 Moxie bottle that's on eBay. I haven't heard back from them yet but will let you know when I do.

Bob
 

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