Old Coke Type?

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So I found this old Coke bottle today. I’m not having much luck getting a date or type for it. I’ve never seen one like it so it must be older than me. On the bottom it says ROOT and the back says This Bottle Not Sold. It’s a heavy glass and the seam stops before the lip so I figured the lip was added. It’s a lite green in color. IT’s from Atlanta Georgia. Any information would be a start for my search on it. Any questions or more pictures needed just let me know. Thanks
 

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The "ROOT" is the glass maker, in Terre Haute, Indiana, in the early 1900s. More info here. From what I understand, the "THIS BOTTLE NOT SOLD" was meant to mean the bottle was the property of the Coca-Cola company, and could not be sold or refilled and used for some other purpose. Like how you used to get a "deposit" back on the bottle. You were buying the contents, but just renting the bottle.
 

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I've seen an Atlanta Straight Sided Coke go for about $40 in that condition. Its a really good find and a keeper!
I didn’t know Coke came in different colors or I would of checked the other bottles I saw. Maybe next trip, thanks
 

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So I found this old Coke bottle today. I’m not having much luck getting a date or type for it. I’ve never seen one like it so it must be older than me. On the bottom it says ROOT and the back says This Bottle Not Sold. It’s a heavy glass and the seam stops before the lip so I figured the lip was added. It’s a lite green in color. IT’s from Atlanta Georgia. Any information would be a start for my search on it. Any questions or more pictures needed just let me know. Thanks
Very Cool!!! Congrats!!!
 

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The normal coke bottle shape know as the hobble skirt bottle was first patented November 16, 1915. After that all Coca Cola bottles were the same. Before that all coke plants had their own bottles made. Many are brown like beer bottles. For example Cumberland was the first coke plant in Maryland (1903) and produced several varieties of brown coke bottles before going to the light green color. Later when coke began making different flavors (orange and grape) the Cumberland bottles were the light green color and were labeled C C SODA. Congratulations on the nice recovery. Stay safe, good luck and keep swingin.
 

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Great keeper no matter what price is on it. Congratulations. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Great keeper no matter what price is on it. Congratulations. Thanks for sharing.
I contacted the property owner to see if he wanted it. He actually said for me to keep it in my collection. I researched some other Coke bottles I’ve found and most are from the 40s and worth a little but still worth bringing home. Thanks
 

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