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Wm Henderson - Cobalt Ont soda water bottle

RCO

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there is also some 30 oz embossed quarts from Cobalt , is one for Macdonald's Cobalt , not sure exactly which bottlers also have quarts but is some

there was also a JD Browns branch in Cobalt at some point , there based in Gravenhurst Ontario but did operate a branch in cobalt at some point

know that cause around 2015 I saw a JD Brown Cobalt aqua quart in an antique store in southern Ontario , should of really bought it at the time as it was uncommon but didn't , don't even seem to have a picture of it . but can recall it

was a plain aqua quart " JD Brown - Cobalt " featured no other embossing or more fancy embossing seen on the gravenhurst quarts

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RCO

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Great information you’ve put together on Cobalt RCO! And some nice bottles for sure.
Here’s an acl I have to add...

have heard of Northern Beverages Cobalt , I don't have any bottles but do have pictures of 2 bottles

a green and clear 10 oz bottle , I'd suppose there must also be a clear 7 oz bottle and maybe clear and green quarts ? this bottler started in the early 1950's rate around the same time Cobalt Aerated water co ended , considering the town is so small , makes me wonder if they took over there former facilities ?

forgot to mention I do regret not picking up that JD Brown Cobalt quart , I think that after I did some research I went back but it was gone or the store was closed permanently . feel like that store disappeared around 2017 ish , so not sure what became of it , they didn't even want that much for it


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RCO

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i also have an interesting book on Cobalt I found it at a yard sale in 2018 , its by well known Northern Ontario author Michael Barnes , called fortune in the ground - Cobalt , Porcupine and Kirkland Lake

the first part of the book is all about cobalt and features many old pictures and a detail history of how silver was discovered and early mines started up and town grew

although it does not mention anything about the bottlers of cobalt or do any of the pictures appear to show there advertising or buildings

there is actually some interesting info in it , was reading the exact population of Cobalt isn't clear , he says around 1912 there was around 3500 miners working in 12 different mines

and population of town site area was between 10,000 or 15,000 , which would of been a really big town for northern Ontario at the time but exact size isn't known

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