trying to find out more on a possible Bluebird canadian bottle ?

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Blue Bird was a grape flavored soda. The bottle design was patented in 1925 by the Citrus Products Co. of Chicago. This was the parent company of brands such as Kist and Chocolate Soldier.
Paul A Ginter was an assignor to the American Bottle Co. in Toledo for most if not all of his patents. The bottle makers could vary a design to suit a customer request I believe.
I'm still pondering the Blue Bird vs Bluebird thing. :p
Anyway, glad to see this come up again, I didn't get as much 5 or so years ago when I tried.
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Also, the ad in the Bottlers Encyclopedia was 1925 but may have been compiled before the patent was even applied for. That and the form may not have been "adopted" by Citrus Products until a later date.
Just thinking out loud.
 

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No I have not....but believe they do exist, especially after finding that early SS Kist....and the Green River that showed up, and last year I landed a Canadian made 1930's NuGrape deco that came from a Winnipeg bottler.

from any of my past experiences the entires in that 70's era book are highly accurate to the bottles , anything I've looked up has matched exactly to how they describe them .

so based on that I don't have any reason to doubt the entry or its likely existence
 

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Paul A Ginter was an assignor to the American Bottle Co. in Toledo for most if not all of his patents. The bottle makers could vary a design to suit a customer request I believe.
I'm still pondering the Blue Bird vs Bluebird thing. :p
Anyway, glad to see this come up again, I didn't get as much 5 or so years ago when I tried.
Thanks.

being that this bottle would of been for the Toronto or Canadian market , it seems reasonable to assume they might of altered it a bit .or it arrived a bit later as to why patent date was 1927 not 1925

the "top hat " description has be stumped though as the birds on the bluebird bottles I've looked at do not appear to be wearing a hat
 

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The top hat is on the crowns....Not sure why the Canadian embossed bird would be wearing a top hat?, I'd love to see one of these!

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being that this bottle would of been for the Toronto or Canadian market , it seems reasonable to assume they might of altered it a bit .or it arrived a bit later as to why patent date was 1927 not 1925

the "top hat " description has be stumped though as the birds on the bluebird bottles I've looked at do not appear to be wearing a hat

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I think I have your mystery bottle! I just bought it and was attempting to appraise it to no avail! I found this conversation and now I’m ecstatic! It is pat. April 14 1925 the crow has the long top hat and the pattern is repeated on the back side as well. 70oz I believe. The bottom reads “ L G W” I know I’m late to the conversation but excited to speak with you!


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I think I have your mystery bottle! I just bought it and was attempting to appraise it to no avail! I found this conversation and now I’m ecstatic! It is pat. April 14 1925 the crow has the long top hat and the pattern is repeated on the back side as well. 70oz I believe. The bottom reads “ L G W” I know I’m late to the conversation but excited to speak with you!


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it is a neat bottle and for sure an older blue bird bottle , what made you think its Canadian , are you located in Canada or bought it here ? nearby ?

sorry I posted about this a while ago and not up to date on this bottle , don't even have one yet
 
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it is a neat bottle and for sure an older blue bird bottle , what made you think its Canadian , are you located in Canada or bought it here ? nearby ?

sorry I posted about this a while ago and not up to date on this bottle , don't even have one yet

I don’t know the origins of the bottle but I’m located in America and have been unable to find another like it. I’m curious if I could possibly even find another. I’ve searched and searched, non alike...


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I don’t know the origins of the bottle but I’m located in America and have been unable to find another like it. I’m curious if I could possibly even find another. I’ve searched and searched, non alike...


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doubt its very likely your bottle was ever used in Canada

but it is an older blue bird bottle and does sound very similar to the one mentioned in the bottle book I have from the 70's

its not a super rare bottle , when I looked around there is others out there , it was sold in many different places back then
 

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I have some blue bird bottles. Some of them have a bird with a top hat, and some are without a top hat. Most are U.S. made, but one of the blue bird bottles is Canadian made (Consumers Glass Company). That Canadian one, and one of the U.S. made ones has the top hat.
 

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