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Catalog Number 1973.110
Description Coca Cola Soda Bottle, n.d. Clear glass bottle. Cylindrical shape. Vertical ribbing along length of bottle. Concave tapering on lower body. Two seams that extend along length of bottle to neck. Embossed text on middle smooth ring reads, "Coca Cola" and "Coke." Body tapers to narrow neck. Neck tapers to screw cap ridges. Metal ring present around mouth. Bottle is empty.
Object Name Bottle, Soda
Collection 3D - Containers
Title Coca Cola Soda Bottle, n.d.
Date n.d.
Creator Coca Cola
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "Coca Cola / Trade mark R 10 FL. OZ." (Embossed text on side); "Coke / Trade mark R 10 FL. OZ." (Embossed text on side); NO DEPOSIT NO RETURN" (Embossed on neck); "NOT TO BE REFILLED / 73 10 20" (Embossed on bottom)
Notes "One of the most famous shapes in the world is the iconic contour fluted lines of the Coca-Cola bottle. Renowned as a design classic and described by noted industrial designer, Raymond Loewy as the “perfect liquid wrapper,” the bottle has been celebrated in art, music and advertising. When Andy Warhol wanted a shape to represent mass culture, he drew the bottle and when Volkswagen wanted to celebrate the shape of the Beatle, they compared the car to the bottle..." []
"...For the first time, people could buy different sized bottles of Coca-Cola. As well as the traditional 6.5 ounce contour bottle, shops also started selling larger 10, 12 and 26 ounce versions..." []
"...The original bottle was designed by the Root Glass Company in Indiana, nearly 30 years after the product was launched in 1886. Root won a contest where participants were challenged to “develop a container recognizable even if broken on the ground or touched in the dark.” Root’s design allowed consumers to recognize the product “even if they felt it in the dark,” according to Coke..." []
Dimensions H-7.75 W-2.375 D-2.375 inches
Search Terms Bottles
Subjects Bottle industry
Bottling industry
Coca Cola
Glass industry
Soda industry