Dec 25, 2012, 12:18 PM
6 1/2 oz 10-2-4 "Good for Life" Dr Pepper Bottles
I have two 10-2-4, "Good for Life" bottles. One of them has the city it was bottled in as well as the Owens-Illinois Glass Company mark embossed on the base (The rest is debossed).
The other has no bottling information, is slightly shorter, and the glass is nearly twice as thick on the base (debossed as well).
I assume they're around 1930, but I can't explain the differences in bottling info. Any help?
Dec 25, 2012, 12:53 PM
I just found that on the first bottle, the mark goes as follows: 3 "I-in-an-oval-superimposed-on-an-elongated-diamond" 50
The 50 is supposed mean 1950, but the city it was supposedly bottled in was Atlanta. That bottling factory in Atlanta wasn't started till the 60's. Also, the code for Atlanta is 10, not 3. I'm hopelessly confused.
Jan 12, 2013, 06:18 PM
Jan 28, 2013, 01:06 AM
Sorry I haven't responded for so long. After a month or so, I figured no one knew and moved on. I'll have some pictures of the bottle up shortly.
Jan 28, 2013, 02:02 AM
Jan 31, 2013, 11:47 AM
So it would have been bottled in Fairmont 1950? Then what of the ATL business? Also, why is the 1930's bottle being produced in 1950? Thanks for your help!
Owens Illinois was a glass manufacturer, not a bottler. The bottle was made at the Fairmont, WV plant in 1950 for the Atlanta bottler. Duraglas was a patented Owens Illinois process that debuted in 1940.
I'm not sure what you mean by "1930's bottle." This style bottle was used for many years. The other numbers may refer to mould numbers or customer information. I do not know.
At 10-2 and 4 O’Clock, It Was Dr. Pepper Time
Jan 31, 2013, 04:41 PM
Alright, thanks for the info. All the bottling information was really confusing me.
May 04, 2013, 12:53 PM
I just got one yesterday - Panama City, Fla on bottom and the letters LGW in the middle with the clock 10-2-4 - can anyone help me here with a date ??
May 04, 2013, 01:35 PM
Thanks for telling us of your find. Could you post some photos of your bottle and the markings in question, please.
"L G W………………Laurens Glass Works, Laurens, South Carolina (1910-1996). Plants also operated in Henderson, North Carolina (opened 1957) and Ruston, Louisiana. The Henderson and Ruston plants are now part of Saint-Gobain Containers. Laurens Glass Works was a prolific manufacturer of soda bottles. The “L G W” is often seen on the bases of these soda bottles, along with mold , date, and/or style code numbers." GLASS MANUFACTURERS' MARKS ON BOTTLES & OTHER GLASSWARE~~ PAGE TWO
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