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Hi all, i saw this bottle at a sale the other day, a nice clear blob top that reads R.C EWAN RICHLAND N.J.
You dont see much stuff from new jersey up here in quebec so it caught my eye. Was this a beer or a soda? Sorry for the bad pic i thought i had gotten the whole bottle in but aparently i didnt...enjoy!
 

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I don't know why, but 90% of the American stuff I see for sale or found up in Canada is NJ stuff. There was a Paterson NJ for sale from Ontario a few months ago
 

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Short answer: yes.
Thanks for the reply uncle bruce but i guess i should have been more specific, i was wondering if R.C
I don't know why, but 90% of the American stuff I see for sale or found up in Canada is NJ stuff. There was a Paterson NJ for sale from Ontario a few months ago
I mainly see N.Y. and Vermont stuff
 

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Thanks for the reply uncle bruce but i guess i should have been more specific, i was wondering if R.C

I mainly see N.Y. and Vermont stuff
I think Bruce was saying it could've been either and it's difficult to tell from the bottle alone. unless you have specific buisness records that indicate if it was a beer or soda bottling buisness it's anyone's guess
 

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I think Bruce was saying it could've been either and it's difficult to tell from the bottle alone.
and this is also true of Hutchinson's.... I see ppl calling hutch's sodas, but that's not a certain thing... hutchs were used as beer and ginger ale and soda and sarsaparilla ...birch beer etc...
 

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Hi all, i saw this bottle at a sale the other day, a nice clear blob top that reads R.C EWAN RICHLAND N.J.
You dont see much stuff from new jersey up here in quebec so it caught my eye. Was this a beer or a soda? Sorry for the bad pic i thought i had gotten the whole bottle in but aparently i didnt...enjoy!
Robert Chew Ewan died in 1911, there are no records in the directories of what business he was in, but I'm gonna assume beer, most soda bottlers would have used a hutch back then IMO. I'll see if I can find out more on him...
 
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I mainly see N.Y. and Vermont stuff
I mostly see Michigan and New York stuff, pretty much never come across anything from Vermont apart from maybe the occasional milk. I see a lot of Detroit beers, in some places I think they're more common to find than embossed Canadian beers. I assume they must have been carried up along the railroads.
 

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