Soda Bottle

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Object Name: 
Soda Bottle
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Overall H: 19.9 cm, Diam: 6 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Painted Soda Bottle Collectors Association
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass, opaque white and red decoration, brown liquid, gold metallic lid; machine-blown bottle, silk-screened decoration. Cylindrical bottle with short tapered neck, narrow opening with wide lip (topped with new "Zapata Smart Cap" crimped lid); neck decorated on two sides with white lettering (block) "FULLER'S/SPRING BEVERAGES"; wide convex fluting over shoulder and top of body, body is decorated with red on white silk-screening, on front: large vertical roughly rectangular patch with opaque white background enclosing a landscape scene with trees in background, foreground: river or stream, small waterfall on right with kneeling "Indian" maiden in 3/4 pose, wearing fringed dress, headband with single feather, raises a bowl to the viewer, red (block) at top "FULLER'S/SPRING", in lower left corner in white (script) "Quality/(block) BEVERAGES", on back, a white disc with red decoration encloses smaller version of same maiden flanked by six small stars (dropped-out), at center red letters (block) flank figure "CONTENTS 7 FL. OZS.", following curve of bottom half of disc in red (block) "FULLER'S SPRING", in white (block) below disc "PROPERTY OF & BOTTLED BY/JAMESTOWN, NO. DAK./COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO."; ring of short ribs near base edge interrupted by two horizontal rectangular indentations at one point; solid, thick base (overall raised dot patterning), slightly raised base ring, no pontil; bottle contains new brown liquid imitating original soda; in raised molded block letters on base: "9 (interlocking ring symbol) 51/2/(in script) Duraglas".
Painted Soda Bottle Collectors Association, Former Collection
Recent Important Acquisitions, 37 (1995) illustrated, p. 120, #51; BIB# AI36371