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Timmins Bottling works - Northern Ontario soda bottles

RCO

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It tends to be more common in remote areas for some reason, it seems. Maybe 7Up Toronto and Montreal had very wide-reaching distribution. In B.C. it's more common, off the top of my head I can think of bottles from Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, and Trail. I'm pretty sure there are more. I feel that Kelowna may have one, and there's probably at least one from northern B.C.
maybe it is a northern thing , there is also a Squirt bottle from north bay , don't know if there are any other cities up north with similar squirt bottles , most i've seen are only from Toronto , at yard sale I got soo bottle they had 2 squirt bottles as well , one from Michigan and other Wisconsin but weren't in great shape and can't recall town on them both were smaller places

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RCO

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have seen the 7 up from mount forest before , its a small town in southwestern Ontario , had a large bottler Alex Robertson and is a lot of bottles from him out there , for some reason I don't have one yet , but have seen older bottles and newer acl's from him before .

there is also a fairly common 7 up lady that says " Hamilton , London , Barrie " on back , I've found it a few times before but not in good condition , odd 3 cities to link together on one bottle
 

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RCO If you find a photo of the " Hamilton , London , Barrie post a pic...I've started a file on the bottles and noted them as either Swimsuit or shield, I figure best to compile all provinces!
 

RCO

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I have a few that say Toronto , first one says " Seven-up Ontario Limited head office Toronto , Ontario "
second one I found along a road a couple years ago so its not in great shape , although I want to say this bottle is fairly common around here I just don't have a nicer one yet
it says "seven-up Ontario Limited " Toronto and below Barrie - Hamilton - London
the Toronto one would be a shield logo and second bottle is a swimsuit .

both Hamilton and London are listed as having seven up bottlers but branches of Toronto . Barrie is also listed as having a seven up branch from 1947-1965 or later , I haven't seen any other bottles that said Barrie on them

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RCO

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I found this bottle a couple years ago , pretty much the only timmins bottle I've acquired . seen 1 or 2 others of this bottle online in the years since

took a new picture of it

also found several ads in the timmins newspaper from the timmins bottling works , most are for coca cola as they were the coca cola bottler in the area , these ads all date from the late 30's - early 40's era

one does mention there " other flavours " , says they did - lime rickey , orange , ginger ale , root beer , cream soda . so this bottle likely for one of the flavoured drinks

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