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White Soda

Mar 21, 2009 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

This simple bottle cap appears to be a remnant from the early days of the Nesbitt Spur Bottling Company. It was founded in 1947 by Buford White. Perhaps this soda was named after the founder? In 1961 the name was changed to the SunDrop Bottling Company and still operates under that name today. Nesbitt Spur

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Coca-Cola Bottle Shapes Over the Years

Jan 25, 2009 |  Retro Staff |  11 Comments

Coca-Cola’s Different Bottle Shapes Coca-Cola was first bottled by the Biedenharn Candy Company in Vicksburg, Mississippi in 1894. The proprietor, Joseph A. Biedenharn, was a customer of The Coca-Cola Company, buying Coca-Cola syrup and serving the soft drink to customers at his soda fountain. He came up with the idea of making Coke available to

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Howel’s Root Beer

Nov 03, 2008 |  Retro Staff |  15 Comments

“With that good Old Fashioned Flavor” There isn’t much out there about Howel’s Root Beer, but from what I’ve been able to determine, it was one of the earlier products made and sold by a man by the name of Clayton J. Howell. It was available in bottles from about the early 1920s through to

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Goody Soda

Oct 11, 2008 |  Retro Staff |  29 Comments

“Thirst Come—Thirst Served” Goody Soda was made by the Willow Springs Distillery that opened in Omaha, Nebraska in 1866. By 1894, Willow Springs was the third largest distillery in the US. They manufactured alcoholic beverages like gin, rye, whiskey and bourbon until Prohibition, when the manufacture of any alcoholic beverage was illegal. In 1919 they

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Vintage Coca-Cola Photos from Italy and Egypt

Oct 10, 2008 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

When the United States became involved in WWII, they brought Coca-Cola with them to Italy and North Africa. We wanted to share a few vintage photos showing Coca-Cola sales and distribution in Italy and Cairo, Egypt, postwar. This photo shows some of the Italian navy and a poster promoting the consumption of Coca-Cola. In American

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