Royal Crown Beverages Bottle

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That bottle was made by the Three Rivers Glass Company of Texas, hence the "3R*" on the base.
This type of bottle was used in a few other towns too.
It is a very desirable bottle, congrats !
 

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To piggyback on the above statement. The 3 Rivers Glass plant in Texas was open from 1922-1937 before Ball bought them out and shut them down. So this bottle is from around that timeframe.
 

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Howdy

Royal Crown Beverages was a line of fruit flavored sodas including Ginger Ale, Strawberry, Grape, Orange, Root Beer, etc. As far as I know, those particular bottles never contained Royal Crown Cola.

There were two Three Rivers Glass plants ...

Texas (1922-1936)
Bastrop, Louisiana (1929-1933)

Because the bottle in question is from Baton Rouge, it was most likely made at the Bastrop plant between 1929 and 1933. Many collectors consider these bottles to be rare and/or hard to find. The attached Royal Crown Root Beer bottle sold on eBay in 2012 for $103 - although I do not know their current values.

This link is to a Three Rivers article compiled by the Bottle Research Group (BRG) which I contributed to.

ThreeRiversGlass.pdf (sha.org)

I always thought it strange that Royal Crown once had a line of flavored beverages - especially when you take into account that Nehi (which was part of the Royal Crown legacy) was also a line of fruit flavored beverages.

I hope this information helps

Bob


Sold on eBay in 2012 for $103

Royal Crown Root Beer - Embossed - Sold ebay  9-11-2012 $103.jpg


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This newspaper article is dated August 3, 1929

Three Rivers Glass_The_Shreveport_Journal_Sat__Aug_3__1929_.jpg
 

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Lori

Does your bottle have Nehi Bottling on it - or possibly some other bottling plant? I'm trying to determine which Baton Rouge bottler it came from and possibly narrow down when it was first sold. I have seen similar bottles that have Nehi Bottling on them.

Thanks

Bob
 

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This is a pic of the side & the bottom. Thank you very much for the info again
 

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Perfect - Thank you

I might have narrowed down the bottler to a Curtis F. Whatley who operated the Nehi Bottling in Baton Rouge around that time period. In 1917, Whatley worked as a book keeper for Chero Cola in Columbus Georgia - and was a salesman for a bottling plant in Baton Rouge in 1930. I will let you know if I find anything else.
 

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Perfect - Thank you

I might have narrowed down the bottler to a Curtis F. Whatley who operated the Nehi Bottling in Baton Rouge around that time period. In 1917, Whatley worked as a book keeper for Chero Cola in Columbus Georgia - and was a salesman for a bottling plant in Baton Rouge in 1930. I will let you know if I find anything else.

Wow...thats's awesome. Thank you so much!!!
 

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I was looking through my bottles and I also found this one that I have. It says "Crown Carbonating Co W.H. Jenkins Propr.
Marion.O. then a little lower down it says"Registered This Bottle Never Sold."
I found this bottle when I was a kid. My grandparents owned a store in Newton County Arkansas & I found it in a field across the road from the store. I found several different bottles so I figured that was where they dumped them. If you have any info on this one that would be great SODABOB. Thank you for the info on the other bottle too.
 

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