WW2 Military Cokes..who's the expert ?

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I was always led to believe that the early issue of WW2 cokes were the clear glass D-102259 ones from 1943... then what are these ?...they are found in Australian US Camps... green glass, and dated 1941 and 1942 !!
 

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figured this be a good chance to share a bottle that I picked up this summer but never posted , found it at a nearby antique store , think I paid $5 for it . only interested in it as its sort of a northern Ontario bottle as its from Sault Ste Marie Michigan , but highly doubtful it saw WW2 service

it has the same marking on side as yours - 15 C 42 , so assuming its from 1942

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Interesting, don't think I've seen those before. What do normal Australian Coke bottles from the era look like? I was under the impression that the War Cokes were clear as well. These could very well be earlier versions.
 

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I'm no expert but I have a few WW11 Clear Cokes. I don't think the Military put a ban on certain materials until mid 1942. I assume old stock was used up for awhile. All my WW11 Clear Cokes have 1943 & 44 dates on them. I believe yours are just Prior to WW11. LEON.WW11Cokes24.jpgWW11Cokes24again.jpg
 

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What do normal Australian Coke bottles from the era look like?
Australian bottles for the ww2 period differ to the US types only by the embossing details.
In place of "BOTTLE PAT. D-105529"... we have "REGISTERED DESIGN No Rd.17080".. Majority are clear glass, or with a touch of green (faint).
Marking is in the format of number..maker..year.. eg; 7 AG 42... first entry is either a batch or mould number.. the AG is short for Australian Glass Manufacturers, and the last is the date.
Ken.
 

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Here's another 42 in green. From pond bottom suburbs of Boston.
Were the off color cokes sold in US or only the ones bottled elsewhere?

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Kenny

I haven't posted in a while but thought you might be interested in this thread by member (Dave) daven2nl ... He's done some extensive research on WWII Coke bottles, especially those from Guam where he was/?/is stationed. Haven't heard from him for a long spell but if he sees your thread he might respond. Or perhaps send him a PM ...

https://www.antique-bottles.net/showthread.php?572712-Agana-Guam-Hobbleskirt-Coke


I'm doing okay and hope to be back online one-of-these-days. Infrequent visits to the Library for Internet access really isn't my cup of tea ... or should I say ... "Glass of Coke?"

Take care,

Bob
 

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Here's another 42 in green. From pond bottom suburbs of Boston.
Were the off color cokes sold in US or only the ones bottled elsewhere?
As far as I know the clear ones were only sold outside the US. Those are the type we get here in Canada, and it's a shame because they don't have the towns on the bottom which makes them lose their appeal pretty quickly after finding a few.
 

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As far as I know the clear ones were only sold outside the US. Those are the type we get here in Canada, and it's a shame because they don't have the towns on the bottom which makes them lose their appeal pretty quickly after finding a few.
Same in Oz...We have Sydney and Newcastle...(NSW) apparently used for distribution in those cities... then we have a mysterious one branded "Melbourne" (Vic)!!... but the other bottling centers are ignored !
 

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