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The Try-Me Company

Jody35150

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Feb 13, 2010
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Sylacauga, Alabama
In 1925 two men from Birmingham moved here to Sylacauga, Ala., and opened the Try-Me Bottling Company. At their grand opening they served 8,000 free drinks, 6,000 of which were bottles (the 10oz. ones).

The variations of this bottle continue to surprise me, and it seems that the company covered the entire Eastern Seaboard. Pictured are a 7oz. from La Grange, Ga., and a 10oz. from Anniston, Ala. I found 2 variations of a 24oz. bottle recently, and have seen pics of a green 24oz.

I can only guess that the 6,000 bottles served here that day were from Birmingham, as I've never seen a Sylacauga.

Am interested in the history of this company, particularly in Alabama, as well as finding other variations and cities.

Thanks for your help.

 

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Stickeygreen4476

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Oct 15, 2009
127
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Here is another city for you

DRINK
Try-me
Beverages
TRADE MARK REG
TRY ME
CON 24 FL OZ

bottom says
ALLENTOWN
PATENTED
APRIL 24, 1924
PA




DRINK
Tru-me
Beverages
TRADE MARK REG
TRY ME
CON 24 FL OZ

bottom says
ALLENTOWN
PATENTED
APRIL 24, 1924
PA
 

Jody35150

Well-Known Member
Feb 13, 2010
115
0
Sylacauga, Alabama
ORIGINAL: Stickeygreen4476

Here is another city for you

DRINK
Try-me
Beverages
TRADE MARK REG
TRY ME
CON 24 FL OZ

bottom says
ALLENTOWN
PATENTED
APRIL 24, 1924
PA




DRINK
Tru-me
Beverages
TRADE MARK REG
TRY ME
CON 24 FL OZ

bottom says
ALLENTOWN
PATENTED
APRIL 24, 1924
PA
 
Thanks for sharing. I found a 24oz. Washington, D.C., at the Birmingham show recently. If you ever consider parting with the Allentown please let me know.
 

Stickeygreen4476

Well-Known Member
Oct 15, 2009
127
0
Its local for me so it might be hard to give up. The pic does not do it justice. The bottle does not look like its ever seen use. Pm If you have an offer in mind.
 

morbious_fod

Well-Known Member
Good ol' Try-Me Beverages. You should have posted this thread in the Soda section, a lot of soda collectors hang out there. I have only one Try-Me and it is from Hagerstown MD, I'm not interested in getting rid of it though as it is the most mint one I've ever come across. I am wanting one of those 24oz ones as well, but would prefer the green variation.
 

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