Dating antique coke bottles
These wooden cartons come in a variety of shapes and sizes with different designs.A guide to Coca-Cola collectibles will tell you more about the cases and their current values.Want to know how to identify and date Coke bottles?This mark was reported on the heel of a hobbleskirt style Coca-Cola bottle, although this picture shows it on a Clorox bottle.
There are only a dozen or so varieties of Hutchinson Coca-Cola bottles from a few towns in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Mississippi.Rulers of this type – with the “Golden Rule” printed on them — were standard in the advertising and promotional programs of Coca-Cola bottlers for years.Beginning in 1925, these rulers were distributed to schools throughout the United States, and were still in distribution as late as the early 1960s. Because the rulers were distributed in such large numbers and can be found in almost every town, they have not achieved a very high value on the collectors market.And some early bottles used by Coca-Cola bottling companies may have contained a seltzer water or flavored soft drink.Because the bottles vary so greatly, using a collectibles guide to Coca-Cola bottles is a good way to learn more about what is available – and perhaps match a picture to the specific bottle you have.
Most bottlers of Coca-Cola produced other soft drinks such as orange, grape, root beer, etc.