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Catalog Number 1971.242
Description Kist Clear Glass Bottle, January 25, 1927. Clear glass bottle. Cylindrical shape. Two seams that extend along length of bottle to neck. Textured glass with horizontal raised striping. Horizontal smooth band at bottom of body with embossed text. Smooth indented circle with embossed text reading, "Kist" at center of body. Body tapers to narrow neck. Neck tapers to smooth rounded mouth which tapers to raised lip. Bottle is empty.
Object Name Bottle, Soda
Collection 3D - Containers
Title Kist Clear Glass Bottle, January 25, 1927
Date Jan. 25, 1927
Creator Kist, Redwood City
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "Kist" (Embossed text on side); "Kist" (Embossed text on side); "CAP.7 OZ.PAT.JAN.25,1927 T. M. REC. U.S. PAT.OFF." (Embossed round bottom of body); "REDWOOD / CITY / CALIF." (Embossed on bottom)
Notes "The Quality Beverage Company incorporated on February 22, 1929 (2) at 213 South Boone Street (1), but started production in April of the same year.(3) Samuel V. Tarver was President, John W. Sherrod Vice President, and Adelia G. Tarver (Sam's wife) as Secretary Treasurer.(1) Also listed in the charter was W. J. Barton, SR, and Harry Rosenblatt.(2) The leader product for Quality Beverage was Orange Kist, Stone Mountain Ginger Ale, and Blue Bird Grape, all three of which were products of the Citrus Products Company of Chicago. In September 1934 the company picked up the franchise for Jumbo A Super Cola (4), which was the precursor of Double Cola, produced the Seminole Flavors Company of Chattanooga, Tennessee. With the repeal of Prohibition in 1933 many bottlers, and even dairies, jumped on the opportunity to distribute beer, Quality Beverage was no exception when they announced in 1934 that they were distributing Kingsbury beer and ale, along with Rams Head Ale, and Fehrs Kentucky Beer.(4)"
"By 1934 the name has been changed to Quality Orange Kist Beverage with John W. Sherod no longer listed.(1) In a May 1936 advertisement the company lists everything they bottle or distribute. For sodas we have Pepsi-Cola, Dr. Herring's Ginger Ale, produced by Herring Ginger Ale Inc. of Jacksonville, Fla., and Pep-ade, a Lithiated Lemon soda.(3) They are also bottling a long line of Citrus Products Company products including Orange, Lemon, Strawberry, Peach, Cherry, Lime, and Root Beer Kist.(3) They are also still bottling Blue Bird Grape along with the Kist mixer flavors of Sparkling Sour, Lime Ricky, and Pale Dry Ginger Ale.(3) Their beer offerings include Fehr’s Beer, McSorley Ale, Cooks Goldblume, and Stubby Piel bottled in No Deposit No Return bottles.(3)"
"In 1937 they have added Hire's Root Beer to their soda offerings.(3) They find themselves having to build a new bottling plant, due to the growing popularity of Pepsi-Cola, which they purchase the land on the corner of West Market Street and Knob Creek Road on September 4, 1937.(2) Sometime in February 1938 (3) the company moves to the new location at 840 West Market Street, and changes its name to the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company.(1) I will continue the Tarver’s story on that page. The South Boone Street location becomes home to the Double Cola Bottling Company on May 3, 1938.(3)" []
Dimensions H-9.25 W-2.25 D-2.25 inches
Search Terms Bottles
Kist, Redwood City
Redwood City
Redwood City - Business
Redwood City - Businesses
Redwood City Business
Redwood City Businesses
Subjects Bottle industry
Bottling industry
Glass industry
Kist, Redwood City
Redwood City