WW2 Military Cokes..who's the expert ?

kolawars

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Check your PMs. I just sent a spreadsheet of what I have from the Pacific Theatre based on provenance where found.
 

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Hi Leon,

I am still VERY keen on data , if you have a chance


Just got back from digging all day. BUT, I got along holiday Weekend so I'll try to get to them soon. LEON.
 

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OK, After Procrastinating I finally got to my WW11 Cokes. Heres what I found listed below. All from Owens Illinois, All with Hyphens, All Bottoms blank but 1. #8 had a 10 on Bottom. All 16 are Different. Hope this Helps. LEON.
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I have clear (C) Chattanooga TRADE MARK from ’44 and ’45 and a clear Laurens ’45 TRADE MARK.

I also have Owens D-Pat clear and green with plain base dated ’41 through ’44 and found on Guadalcanal, Saipan, and New Guinea.

I also have ’42 San Francisco and ’43 Oakland, both found mixed with plain base bottles on Guadalcanal. I suspect they poached a few bottles to fill an order for overseas.

I haven’t seen a TRADE MARK wartime Coke bottle dated prior to 1943. The plain base D-Pat bottles were obviously used 1941-1944. I have yet to see a 1945.
 

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Where'd this guy go???? I finally got the info he's been wanting?????????? LEON.
 

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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.
I would like to find one with anything on it.
 

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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 !
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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