WW2 Military Cokes..who's the expert ?

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That's interesting that you got a couple of cities, you'd think that if you did we should have at least gotten Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal, but the only city-specific ones we have are one or two early straight-sides.
 

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The bottle you have looks like your typical US replacement bottle. Replacement bottles didn't have a town on them for whatever reason. Maybe they were already produced and could be sent to a bottler on hand in case of an emergency. I imagine they were sent overseas for lacking a town (were all the others marked this way too? ) or it was a simple accident.
 

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I just found a WWII crate that specially made for the clear blank bottom bottles.
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Yes, too hard to find another one and I have a shop selling vintage soda collectibles. I also enjoy sharing and showing items of historical significance.
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Where are you located? State & City? LEON.
 

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That's interesting that you got a couple of cities, you'd think that if you did we should have at least gotten Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal, but the only city-specific ones we have are one or two early straight-sides.

CC there are four known cities on our early SS bottles....Montreal, Toronto, Brighton, and Port Arthur. I ran into a guy from Vancouver, bought some bottles and cans from him, and he claimed his son that lives in Texas has a SS with Vancouver on it, now I've seen a ton of SS bottles from BC and not one is marked. He was supposed to email me photos but never did.
 
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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 !!
Hi... After reading the lengthy thread on the Guam bottle and other related threads.. I notice no one has mentioned the ones showed by me , back in 2017 !
During the 1980's , the bottles I found around the US camps in Rockhampton, Queensland, were a mix of 1923 Cokes, D-Pat Cokes of various ages and towns, Brisbane made clear (1939) and Melbourne made clear (1942-43).. with an occasional green Phillippine (1941) and green Mexican (1942).. but by far the largest percentage were the unmarked green (1941-42) and clear (1943-44) D-Pat cokes.
The clear ones with TRADE MARK wording were never found by me on any of the camps, but have been found at various civilian dumps and farm sites.
Among those I have are ...
TRADE MARK 7 <0> 45. (G on base), Clear.
TRADE MARK 3 L 45. Clear.
TRADE MARK (22 in centre of base.) Clear.
 
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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.View attachment 180420View attachment 180421
hemihampton, can you please post the details of each these bottles? (I know it's some work I am asking here)...

Label (D-105529 / TRADE MARK with or without hyphen
waist text (eg. 24 © 43)
any bottom marking (e.g. blank, solid dot, letter)

I am currently working on a major bunch of clear WWII era bottles from Micronesia and I am tryuing to make sense of them

Thanks !
 
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Hi... After reading the lengthy thread on the Guam bottle and other related threads.. I notice no one has mentioned the ones showed by me , back in 2017 !
During the 1980's , the bottles I found around the US camps in Rockhampton, Queensland, were a mix of 1923 Cokes, D-Pat Cokes of various ages and towns, Brisbane made clear (1939) and Melbourne made clear (1942-43).. with an occasional green Phillippine (1941) and green Mexican (1942).. but by far the largest percentage were the unmarked green (1941-42) and clear (1943-44) D-Pat cokes.
The clear ones with TRADE MARK wording were never found by me on any of the camps, but have been found at various civilian dumps and farm sites.
Among those I have are ...
TRADE MARK 7 <0> 45. (G on base), Clear.
TRADE MARK 3 L 45. Clear.
TRADE MARK (22 in centre of base.) Clear.

Kenny, can you post the codes of the other clear bottles (D-105529 and TRADE MARK) that you have? Also, please denote if the word "TRADE MARK" is hyphenated or not..
 

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