Sodapopbob- I live about 2 1/2 or so hours away and have been through there 8 or 10 times ever, but if I remember I think West Portsmouth isn't actually connected to the rest of town. I'm thinking the river separates it. Can't quite remember. I don't think that would matter but my only guess.
There is a possibility that the letter is a capital M and not a W - it's really hard to tell no matter how many times I zoom and/or edit/enlarge it. And if it is an M, the first thing that comes to mind is ... Mott 1934- H.R. Mott becomes second president, reduces debt and streamlines Operations.
1934- New cola introduced, Royal Crown, using same name as Hatcher's first Ginger ale. H. R. Mott was the individual who instructed chemist Rufus Kamm to develop the new cola.
Another new discovery ... 1. Take a close look at the 1934 test market label and you will see the word FLUID below Cola. 2. Now compare it to this (date unknown) paper label from Grand Rapids, Michigan and you will notice where the Minimum Contents 12 Fluid Ounces is tucked between the word Cola and the location information.
Can anyone tell me how old this RC bottle is? My impression is that it's a *fairly* recent commemorative bottle, but is it '70s, '90s, or newer?Many sellers refer to it as vintage. Y'know, they're all from 1936. I don't think so.[attachment=RC Commem.jpg]