Brown Boy Soda

Title

Brown Boy Soda

Subject

Foodways
Soft Drinks

Description

Brown Boy Bottling Co. was the first black-owned soda bottling company in the country, they produced a soda of the same name. It was co-owned by C. E. Prothro Jr (business manager of Morris Brown College) and Jesse B. Blayton (radio entrepreneur and businessman). Brown Boy was sold in Atlanta, but the bottles were produced in Jackson, Mississippi by the Knox Glass Co. as identified by the "J in a keystone" mark on the bottom of the bottle.

Embossing:
EVERY BOTTLE STERILIZED
[logo]
FLAVORS THAT SATISFY

Bottom:
(outer) PROPERTY OF BROWN-BOY BOTT. CO
(inner) 17-8-6 1/2 ATLANTA GA
[in keystone] J

Source

https://assimediafinal.s3.amazonaws.com/site3918/reseller3448/company45879/user111969/1617134447_Oracle-Dec-40.pdf

Robert W. Woodruff Library

https://www.google.com/books/edition/Official_Gazette_of_the_United_States_Pa/YTzU5oEBjSEC?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq="brown+boy+bottling"&pg=PA22&printsec=frontcover

https://glassbottlemarks.com/bottlemarks-3/

Publisher

Phoenix Project

Date

1939-1953(?)

Contributor

HIP-SI 2023

Format

Weight: 396.9g
Diameter: 56.3mm
Height: 20.7cm

Type

Glass
Bottle

Identifier

p178, ACC 222

Coverage

CCU 415

Collection

Citation

“Brown Boy Soda,” The Phoenix Project , accessed May 29, 2024, http://martaphoenixproject.gsuanthropology.com/items/show/91.

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