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I had a Stone Fizz from Roma Bottling Works Pittsburgh, PA. Unfortunately sold it quite a while ago so can't help with any patent info. One of those I wish I kept around and not just because of this thread.
 

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That label sort of almost implies that they put labels on bumpy ripply textured deco bottles.
That's something as a not so much collector would have guessed would be done. [8|]
Very interesting.Kind of chicken or egg thing?
 

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Well some of the bumpy/ripply textured decos are way too curvy for gluing paper labels onto them. The textured type of hourglass NuGrape is an example.

I don't collect straight-side bottles, but I assume they all had paper labels (?). This Stone Fizz is sort of a hybrid situation in a patent sort of way.
 

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First of all, if this 'short link' doesn't work the first time, close it and then try again ... it should work the second time.

The Volunteer State, 1769-1923, Volume 4 ~ 1923

http://xrl.us/bpzjnb

I have tried several times to find the rest of this page and need help to determine who the he is that is being referred to. Last time I incorrectly said he was the President of the "Volunteer State Life Insurance Company - he was a Director. But, as you will see, he was also the President of the Stone Fizz Company. But who the heck was he?
 

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And here's where I found ...

Stone Fizz Company of America (Mur-
kin


(Double-open if necessary)

http://xrl.us/bpzjpd
 

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I did some experimenting and just discovered you can save Google Books snippets in the form of an image - so no more short links that drive me crazy.

This is from the first link I posted about the President of the Stone Fizz Company of America. But I still don't know who he was. [:D]




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And here's the ...

Mur-
kin ...


(By the way, I realize the kin cannot be seen here, but it does appear on my browser options when I initiate the search)



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Morb ~

I have pretty much reached a dead-end on being able to find anything else related to Stone Fizz and hope my "missing-links" will be of some help. I'm sure there is a lot more out there to be found and wish you the best of luck with your article.

I thought this picture of a Roma Bottling Works ~ Pittsburg, PA. example was pretty cool looking as it really highlights the ice-blue color. (Although that could just be an optical illusion - and yet it is described as the "Frozen Bottle") [:D]

Bob



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Lastly ...

Here's exactly how it appears on the list of options when I did one of my searches ...

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The Beverage Blue Book, the Standard Directory, Buyers' ... - Page 287

books.google.com/books?id=4jq3AAAAIAAJ

1925 - ‎Snippet view - ‎More editions
1214 Fort St. ♢NuGrape Bottling Co. (F. C. High- tower), 303 E. Main St. Orange-Crush Bottling Co. (Jones & Turner, props.), 1212 McCallie Ave. ♢Purity Extract & Tonic Co. (Chas. Reif), 2nd and Broad Sts. Stone Fizz Co. of America (Mur- kin ...
 

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I believe that it's called a 'frozen bottle' only because of that surface on it, not any color (mine has no color).

Lots of bottles have that frosty look as part of their design. An obvious example is the Big Frosty bottles.
 

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