Oldest ACL Royal Crown Cola Bottle?

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Someone has to ask the obvious question(s), so I guess I'm elected ... [8|] Is it even remotely possible ... That L3 stands for Laurens Glass Works 1933? (Bottles ordered and produced prior to test marketing) That L4 stands for Laurens Glass Works 1934? (Bottles produced during test marketing)
 

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Will the real Royal Crown Cola test market bottle please stand up! [:D]
 

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Will the real Royal Crown Cola test market bottle please stand up ... BEHOLD! This is an example of a Royal Crown Cola test market bottle and the type that C. R. Grubb bottled in Dothan, Alabama in ... 1934
 

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P.S. I'm on vacation in fl. and been looking for any old rc's with no luck but did find an owens Illinois 1935 jumbo cola this morning.
 

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P.S. I'm on vacation in fl. and been looking for any old rc's with no luck but did find an owens Illinois 1935 jumbo cola this morning.
 

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This has been an awesome thread about Royal crown. I learned alot reading the post. . Thanx to everyone who put in there 2cents and them some.. I have 2 RC bottles but nothing that old. A 1956 & 71 both from Michigan.
 

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Brad / dbv1919 The picture of the 1934 test bottle was sent to me in response to an inquiry I made via email. The individuals who sent it to me did not disclose where they got it but assured me it is definitely the 1934 test market bottle I described. I sent them a follow up to see if they could tell me what the small print is below the word "COLA," but I have not heard back from them yet. The only thing I can say about the small print myself is, I'm pretty sure it does not say "Minimum Contents 12 Fluid Ounces" like the other paper label says. Compare the labels below and notice the small print on the 1934 bottle extends well 'outside' of the word "COLA" whereas it is right in line with the word "COLA" on the other label ... If anyone can make out what the small print says, please let us know ~ Thanks Note: The more I crop and enlarge the image, the blurrier it gets! [:-]
 

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I found this NEHI ad the other day and thought it was interesting because it shows the various flavors available as of 1928. I can't imagine "Banana" being a very popular flavor - yuck! [:mad:] From ... The Bee ~ Danville, Virginia ~ May 6, 1928
 

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P.S. I forgot to mention the 1928 NEHI ad also says there were 2250 plants [bottlers] in the nation at the time.
 

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