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I found a bottle with Oakland embossed on the front, also has Oakland CB Bottleworks as the manufacturer. I've done a number of searches for information on this bottle but have not found anything. Any information that regarding the bottle manufacturer, etc. would be very appreciated. I've just joined the forum and am very impressed with the vast amount of knowledge, involvement from the members.

The bottle was found on my wife's grandfather's farm, in Northern Michigan. Thanks in advance.



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Hello Jerremy,

Welcome to the A-BN, and thanks for showing us this bottle. Are you sure it says, "Oakland CB Bottleworks." I was trying to read the embossing, and thought I saw different wording. I don't believe I've seen embossing for "Bottleworks" before.

What is all the embossing? Are there any markings on the base, or heel?

I'm coming up with bupkis after several searches, myself. The only thing I can tell you, for sure, at this point, is that it is post 1913. We have several good Michigander members who may know it.

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I actually says Oakland CB Works on one side and Pontiac, Michigan on the other. Both of these embossings are on lower rim of botte. It also has a large P on the bottom. Ill post another photo tonight, can't on my phone. Thanks for the feedback.
 

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I found that the Soda and Beer Collector's Pad webpage has it listed on their site but with not much information other than what is on the bottle.

http://www.gono.com/museum2003/embossed by brand/ebrand10o.htm

I live in Oakland CA and then realized it was from Michigan, so it's not from here.
I might be interested in it though if you are planning to sell it.

Thanks,
Doug
 

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Another photo.

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Photo of the bottom of bottle. Thanks for the info Dabeel.


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I have found the exact same bottle that jdunlap found. Towards the top side (on a slant) is "OAKLAND" (underlined) and under that is "7 Fluid OZ."
At the bottom rim, is "Registered", and under that line is "Oakland C.B. Works".
On the exact opposite side is Pontiac, Mich.
On the bottom is a large "P"
But on the bottle that jdunlap found, it has some numbers, mine does not have numbers, just the large "P".

My bottle was found almost all buried in sand under my church (narrow crawl space) with just about 1 1/2" sticking out. The church has rubble walls foundations that were built about 126 years ago, so about 1887. The bottle has a seam on two sides running top to bottom. And a man at the Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society thought that the bottle was made after 1900. So if I could find who made this bottle, I could pin down when it was left under the church.

Any thoughts?
 

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got me puzzled also, you might try reposting this on the Soda Bottle category as I bet Ozia or one of the other guys will know about it
 

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The City of Pontiac is in Oakland County. One of Detroits Tri-Counties. Only thing I know about it. LEON.


P.S. The CB probably means County Bottling or Oakland County Bottling Works.
 
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To Andy Volkerts: I don't understand "Soda Bottle category", can you please explain how I do this? Thanks

To Hemihampton: Since I saw other companies in the same area by other names, my guess is the C. B. stands for "Carbonated Beverage". Sort of makes sense doesn't it? Several beverage companies went into and out of business often in this area. Then Prohibition killed many off. I am starting to wonder if this "Oakland" brand was what one of the beer places tried to do while they couldn't make beer.

To jdunlap: Could you please email me the exact numbers that are on the bottom of the bottle that you have? My bottle just has the large "P" on the bottom.

Thanks to all with your help ad ideas.

Andy
 

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