Orange Crush Amber Krinkly Glenshaw Glass Company

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Forgive me if it’s here, but I’ve read pages and pages about the dates of these Orange Crush Amber Krinkly bottles. I’ve also read a lot about the lip codes of Glenshaw Glass Company. I can’t find any example of this bottle, except a few on eBay where they assume, like I did, that it’s from 1974.

Looking at comparable bottles, it seems more likely to be from the late 40’s to early 50’s. I really think the 1974 is a mold code.

Has anyone seen this bottle and figured out a date? There’s something along the rim (lip), but use of a magnifying glass and two sets of my younger children’s eyes can’t see them well enough. One side could be a D. The other side looks possibly like a 15.

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The 1974 is absolutely NOT the date code. It's a mold number. Glenshaw is known to put their mold numbers in that location. The "D" stands for 1958. The last year that Glenshaw used letter dating. It is a beautiful looking bottle!
 

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The 1974 is absolutely NOT the date code. It's a mold number. Glenshaw is known to put their mold numbers in that location. The "D" stands for 1958. The last year that Glenshaw used letter dating. It is a beautiful looking bottle!
So, you agree that the code is a “D?” It’s difficult to tell. I also thought they quit making these in 1955, but I guess there are some exceptions. I haven’t seen many Crush bottles by Glenshaw.
 

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So, you agree that the code is a “D?” It’s difficult to tell. I also thought they quit making these in 1955, but I guess there are some exceptions. I haven’t seen many Crush bottles by Glenshaw.
Yes, the only other letter it could be is "O", and I think it looks more like "D".
 

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I’ve also noticed that this logo seems to only be on the Glenshaw bottles with this 1974 mold. The old Angelfire article by Michael Rodman calls it “arms outstretched - pie eye, mouth.” Others with arms outstretched have the arms slightly raised, while these are more straight. I’ve looked through hundreds of pics and don’t see this version of “crushy” often. If you search for 1974 amber Orange Crush, there are a few that match this one. I’ve yet to see it on another bottle maker.
 

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Hi Graybeal... you are right, the Mr.Crushy is very different, in that the hat is much 'rounder' and a bit smaller than usual. Hard to tell if the outstretched arms are higher or lower than others. That Anglefire article(s) you referred to were written at the beginning of my 'career' with O.C..... this is best described in my book p.69-73. I did mention that most of these ACLs/bottles came out of Apollo Bottling Co., in PA. Also on p.76 is a Mr.Crushy without a hat.. courtesy of Ron Blair. Can't add anything re: date. Your bottle is certainly uncommon - not rare.
 

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