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Hello Members, I purchased this Silver State bottle "Reno" It has a large "S" embossed on the base along with the numbers 24 49 . I would like to find out more information about this bottle if anyone has any information to add. Thanks in advance. Kevin..
 

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Sorry I can't tell you anything about it, but it's a cool bottle. Good luck finding info on it.
 

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Thank you for your reply, I am sure someone in here can add some information. This is the first Silver State bottle I have came across. It has a lot of nice detail. Thanks again, Kevin...
 

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Kevin:

I think the Silver State bottle, which depicts a prospector and his burro, is one of the coolest soda bottles ever made. The company's full name was "Silver State Carbonated Beverages." They also produced an acl which I will post a picture of on the next page. "The Silver State" is the nickname for Nevada.

I used to live in Reno, Nevada and your bottle is fairly common in that region, but I don't think it was distributed in too many areas outside of Nevada. I don't know the specifics about the company itself other than they were in business at least as early as 1933 and possibly even earlier. They also produced 7up.

Your particular bottle is a flavor bottle the company used for strawberry - orange - grape, etc. I believe their main product was the Ginger Ale pictured below.

By the way, the date of the ad is the very day the 21st Amendment was fully ratified repealing prohibition.


Reno Gazette ~ Reno, Nevada ~ December 5, 1933
 

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And here's the acl I spoke of ...
 

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P.S. Does the bottle have an Owens-Illinois mark like this ... 24 <(I)> 49 If so, it would have been manufactured in 1949. And even if its not an Owens-Illinois bottle, I suspect the 49 is for 1949 and not 24 for 1924.
 

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I like that bottle also. Like you said Kevin, lots of detail. I like the 'art deco' style soda bottles.
 

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Hello, I would like to thank sodapopbob for his research information he posted. And also thanks to Iggyworf for his reply. This is the only Silver State bottle I have seen in the my area. I know that there was a discussion some time ago about "art deco" bottles and what qualifies a bottle to be labeled as "art deco' Thanks to all who replied!! Kevin..
 

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Hi Iblackvelvet, I have one of these bottles too.Mine has 21 <O> 6 on it, which probably means that the glass mold used to make the bottle I have was made in 1936, while yours was made in 1937. Mine, like yours, also has the number 2449 on it, and this kind of number is conjectured to be the mold number or design number that Owens Illinois used for this embossed design (the miner and mule) of this bottle. (In my opinion, it just doesn't matter very much whether a person calls a bottle like this 'deco' or 'art deco'.)
 

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