New bottle book out on embossed West Virginia crown top sodas

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Hi everyone, I recently published a rarity guide on all known West Virginia embossed and paper label crown top sodas. That includes local bottlers, Kola Wars sodas, straight-sided Coca-Colas, and pre-standard Pepsis. It has images for the bottles where possible. At 288 pages, that means nearly 850 bottles. If you're interested in purchasing a copy, you can through Amazon for $59.99 or through me for $50 shipped. Thanks!
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I bought one. This is going to be a very useful book. Thanks for putting it together. I have a nice example of the slug plate Marion Products Co from Fairmont bottle that can fill in some gaps on the unknowns for this particular bottle. I'll try and post some images this weekend.
 

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I bought one. This is going to be a very useful book. Thanks for putting it together. I have a nice example of the slug plate Marion Products Co from Fairmont bottle that can fill in some gaps on the unknowns for this particular bottle. I'll try and post some images this weekend.
Thank you! I am working on adding prices for all of them, but it's slow-moving as I'm now in a PhD program and busy. I bought a new camera set-up that I have been practicing with often, but it's a pain to haul around. Hopefully this could result in an improved second edition. I'm hoping to add ACL sodas as well by updating and incorporating Charlie Perry's book from 2008.
 

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As you can see, this is an early machine made bottle (like the 2nd bottle off the Owens machine). Cap is 7oz for this one. As you indicate, there may be a 12 oz floating around somewhere. Where are you doing your PhD and what are you doing it in?
 

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As you can see, this is an early machine made bottle (like the 2nd bottle off the Owens machine). Cap is 7oz for this one. As you indicate, there may be a 12 oz floating around somewhere. Where are you doing your PhD and what are you doing it in?
Thank you very much for those details! It's a great bottle. I am doing my PhD in mathematical cognitive science in Ohio, but will soon be switching to a clinical psychology program.
 

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That is a great field all around. Your clinical psych income can cover a whole lot of neural modeling projects and position you to help alot of people. I work with a lot of PhD neuroscientists (I'm an engineer and neuroradiologist) and that where I'd be if I were starting out now. Congrats.
 

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That is a great field all around. Your clinical psych income can cover a whole lot of neural modeling projects and position you to help alot of people. I work with a lot of PhD neuroscientists (I'm an engineer and neuroradiologist) and that where I'd be if I were starting out now. Congrats.
Very cool! I always liked hanging out with the neuroscience PhD students. Just was never quite for me. I love the history/culture and human part of things.
 

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