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Catalog Number 2013.007.006
Description Belfast Sparkling Water Seltzer Bottle, 1935. Clear glass bottle with green text reading, "Belfast Sparkling Water". Cylindrical in shape. Two inches of clear liquid at bottom. Bottle tapers at neck to metal cap with spout and handle at top. Metal cap has embossed text. Two seams extend length of bottle. Clear tube inside extends length of bottle from cap.
Object Name Bottle, Seltzer
Collection 3D - Food Service Tools & Equipment
Title Belfast Sparkling Water Seltzer Bottle, 1935
Date 1935
Creator Owens-Illinois Glass Company, Toledo, Ohio
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "BELFAST Sparkling WATER" (Printed green text on front of bottle); "PROPERTY OF / NEW CENTURY BEVERAGE CO. / SAN FRANCISCO / SAN FRANCISCO SELTZER WATER CO." (Embossed on back of bottle); "18 5" (Embossed on bottom); "SAN FRAN / SELTZER" (Embossed on side of metal cap); "F" (Embossed on top of metal cap)
Provenance Used at Bandit Built (cavalla/La Honda) store owned by Frank (father) and Charlie Cavalli (uncle on father's side)
Notes Milton Cavalli guessed that the Sparkling Water Bottle was from 1903-1920.

"Formed in 1929 after Owens Glass Company merged with Illinois Glass Company, this company eventually controlled a vast share of the glass bottle manufacturing market. Their first distinctive trademark is often called the "diamond IO mark," and is essentially the combination between the Owens Glass Co. and Illinois Glass Co. trademarks: the letter 'I' within an oval, superimposed on an elongated diamond. In 1954, they changed their manufacturer's mark and eliminated the elongated diamond entirely, leaving just the oval and 'I'.
"The number directly to the left of the manufacturer's mark is the plant code number.
"The number directly to the right of the manufacturer's mark is the date code. A single-digit number (0-9) without a period following it indicates that the bottle was manufactured between the years 1930-1939."
[ 7/21/2015]

"New Century Beverage Co., which was founded more than 75 years ago [article written in 1986] by Angelo Campodonico and run by members of his family ever since." [ 7/21/2015]

Dimensions H-12 W-4.125 D-4.125 inches
Search Terms Bandit Built Store
Cavalli Family
Cavalli Bros. Store
La Honda - Businesses
San Francisco
Subjects Bottle industry
Bottling industry
San Francisco
People Cavalli Family
Cavalli, Charles and Frank