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Orange Crush experts, Illinois Glass Co. experts, big-bottle experts, others in the know: what is known about the 5-gallon Orange Crush bottle that appeared this past week on ebay? It is has a cork closure spout, and is stamped on the base with the I-in-Diamond of the Illinois Glass Co., located near the periphery of the base (unusual location?), and with a numeral "1", opposite the diamond. The glass has a blue tint, as do many of the older carboys. The image is of Crushy, doing his (?her) squeeze-the-orange-reaching-over-my-head-how-weird-is-that exaggerated action, with a cascade of juice resulting, though the squeeze has barely begun, looking like Niagara Falls -- maybe more like Victoria Falls. Anyway, I am wondering whether this bottle would have contained water, to use to dilute a concentrate, or the drink itself, or perhaps a concentrate, shipped in 5 gallon quantity to fountains? Where used? -- would the bottle have been in soda fountains, or was it for home use, or perhaps a water bottle in Orange Crush plants/factories [-- similar to Latchford's late 1920s General Petroleum Corporation bottle, which was, I'm sure, not used for petroleum, but for water in the company's offices or on their ships.] The bottle's image orientation certainly suggests that the bottle would have been inverted, on some sort of dispensing receptacle / cooler-type device. Does anyone in the group have images from back in the day (1920s) that show this large OC bottle? Or perhaps a crate? Or similar bottles on a truck? Is the peripheral location of the I-in-Diamond unusual?
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Very Cool! I'm thinking it was probably used to hold the syrup for a soda fountain, here's a similar one that was on etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/782358442/1925-orange-crush-syrup-dispenser-jug
Sitcoms,
Very similar, but 3 gallons, not 5 -- if the ebay listing was correct. I have seen old soda fountain counter top dispensers but I believe that most of them were designed to hold just 1-gallon bottles of the syrup. I'm hoping to find an image of one with a three-gallon bottle, such as the one on etsy, or a five gallon bottle. I am partway through a newspaper.com review, 1925-1935, but so far no images, nor references to a 5-gallon bottle, either for syrup or for water, in connection with Orange Crush. There are advertisements that combine OC syrup with Conway Springs water, available in 5-gallon bottles, but they do not mention 5-gallon syrup volumes / OC-labeled water bottles.
 
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Sitcoms: I must correct the original post and my earlier reply to you. The ebay seller, not familiar with larger bottles, mistook the size, thinking it was 5 gallon -- but it is really three gallon, which actually makes more sense. There was, as you noted above, that three gallon OC bottle sold on Etsy, simpler design. I would like to find an image of one of these three gallon bottles, ?sitting on a counter-top dispenser?
 

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Sitcoms: I must correct the original post and my earlier reply to you. The ebay seller, not familiar with larger bottles, mistook the size, thinking it was 5 gallon -- but it is really three gallon, which actually makes more sense. There was, as you noted above, that three gallon OC bottle sold on Etsy, simpler design. I would like to find an image of one of these three gallon bottles, ?sitting on a counter-top dispenser?
It happens - can't always rely on what a seller posts. I also had been searching to try and find an image of one of these sitting on a candy counter, but to no avail yet.
 

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Did you buy this bottle? I was bidding on it but went over my max bid. i thought it was very unusual and wanted to add it to my orange crush collection. i have never seen another one...yet. Seems like after I see or buy my first one then they start coming out of the closets and more show up. NICE BOTTLE LET ME KNOW IF YOU WANT TO SELL IT.
 

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