Canada Dry Bottles

Title

Canada Dry Bottles

Subject

Foodways
Soft Drinks

Description

These two bottles were found and cataloged within the same ID. Therefore it can be assumed they were deposited at the same time, despite the differing bottle designs. The logo variation is the same on both bottles, with a solid crest instead of the map pattern that was much more common and still persists today. The rarity of these variations makes finding the exact date a bit harder. Both bottles were manufactured by the Owens-Illinois Glass Company, , based in Toledo, known for the “Diamond and Oval with I inside” maker's mark.

Clear bottle-
This bottle likely contained an alternate soda flavor under the Canada Dry brand instead of the classic ginger ale, as seen in the bottles labeled "Canada Dry Beverages" instead of "Canada Dry [the Champagne of] Ginger Ale[s]." The flavor itself was not indicated on the bottle's print, it would be on the cap, which is unfortunately rarely found alongside excavated soda bottles. The bottling plant is not indicated.

Green bottle-
Duraglas is embossed on the bottom of the green bottle. It is indicative of the Owens-Illinois Glass Company. The back of the bottle has printing that indicates it was bottled in New York City. So the bottle was produced in Toledo, the drink was bottled and the branding was printed in NYC and then sold in Atlanta. Where the date stamp usually is on the bottom just has a "5," indicating it may have been produced in 1950.

We found another identical (but whole) green bottle at CCU 160 ACC 194 p35, not pictured.

Source

https://glassbottlemarks.com/duraglas-trademark-glass-bottles/
http://www.tazewell-orange.com/canadadry.html

Publisher

Phoenix Project

Date

1950-1951

Contributor

HIP-SI 2023

Format

Green bottle-
Weight: 285.2g
Height: 137mm
Diameter: 57mm

Clear Bottle-
400.9g
Height: 197mm
Diameter: 62mm

Type

Glass
Bottle

Identifier

p58

Coverage

9FU88

Collection

Citation

“Canada Dry Bottles,” The Phoenix Project , accessed May 29, 2024, http://martaphoenixproject.gsuanthropology.com/items/show/106.

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