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older embossed Wishing Well soda bottle

JKL

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Mar 20, 2018
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Kitchener Ontario
Interesting, how on earth did you find this?
a local antique picker called one day and asked if I was interested in a pile of these. They were invoice slips from 4 or 5 Southern Ontario bottlers. I took about 20 of them for a $1 each. I got Hamilton Beverages, Kitchener Beverages, Riverside Beverages (Brantford) and Coca Cola Kitchener. They are really cool pieces of history.
 

mrosman

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Jan 27, 2016
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Good morning.... I wrote an entire history on Wishing Well a few years ago... published, if I recall in Soda Spectrum magazine. Am trying to dig it up, and will get back to me... it made up part of my Orange Crush collection when I collected signs as well as bottles.
Michael
 

VinTriage72

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Nov 26, 2020
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found this downtown a couple weeks ago , not a brand I typically collect but this bottle appeared to be earlier than most I'd come across . also different than the other 6 - 1 /2 oz wishing well bottle that I have . it has " drink " on the side which other one does not

the earliest entry in my book for wishing well is 1933 , company that bottled it was called " National Dry ltd " from London Ontario . not sure if it was eventually bottled in other places or just London as it eventually became a larger brand here .

so dating this one as likely from the 30's or early 40's era as they eventually starting using a bigger embossed bottle and acl bottle by the 50's /60's

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VinTriage72

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Nov 26, 2020
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ACLs already existed in the late 30's. Like early swimsuit lady 7-ups with a u7p embossed in the neck. I got similar looking bottles dating back in the 20s or 30s.
 

RCO

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May 17, 2012
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Ontario , Canada
Good morning.... I wrote an entire history on Wishing Well a few years ago... published, if I recall in Soda Spectrum magazine. Am trying to dig it up, and will get back to me... it made up part of my Orange Crush collection when I collected signs as well as bottles.
Michael
sounds interesting , if you can find that I'm sure people here would be interested to read it
 

mrosman

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Jan 27, 2016
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Tracked down my Wishing Well article in Soda Spectrum in Fall, 2009. I will only try to give you an exert from the article... am waiting for the coloured pictures. Will followup with full article if readers interested...
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