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Soda Bottle, Chero-Cola Embossed Bottle, 6 1/2 oz, 1920's, Antique 1921

Soda Bottle, Chero-Cola Embossed Bottle, 6 1/2 oz, 1920's, Antique 1921

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  • Antique:  1914 - 1922 
  • Details:  This is an antique glass soda bottle from Chero-Cola.  It has the name Chero-Cola embossed in the front and back of the bottle along with: "6 1/2 FL OZ."   The heel (bottom front) is embossed with: "Columbus, GA" the other side heel reads: CHATT 21, This Bottle Never Sold". This style bottle was used between 1914 and 1922 (approx.), since this bottle is stamped with the number "21", we're thinking that could potentially be the manufacturing date.  But we're not experts, please review pictures and make your own determination.  The bottom of the bottle is embossed as follows: Chero-Cola 3".  A great gift for a bottle collector!
  • Material:  Glass
  • Dimensions:  7.75 inches Tall, 2.25 inches in Diameter (at bottom).   
  • Condition:  Vintage - Used.  Very Good Condition for its age.  There are no chips, or cracks on this piece.  There are surface scratches due to age/use/wear.  It is dirty, however, some collectors prefer it this way so we did not clean it. Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can't accept returns.  Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear  and imperfections.
Chero-Cola was founded by Claud A. Hatcher, a pharmacist from Columbus, GA, who began bottling ginger ale (Royal Crown Ginger Ale) and root beer in 1905.  In 1910 he introduced Chero-Cola, a cherry flavored cola, to compete with Coca-Cola.  By 1912 this cola had become so popular that Claud changed the company name to "Chero-Cola".  Unfortunately, Coca Cola was not happy and in 1920 sued for trademark infringement, forcing Chero-Cola to drop “cola” from its name.  This lead to a decline in the market and in 1924 they discontinued production of Chero-Cola.  Fortunately, in 1924 Chero-Cola added NEHI to its line of soft drinks which became so popular they again changed the company name, this time to "Nehi Corporation" in 1928.  In 1934 they came back in the Cola business with RC Cola which was so successful the company AGAIN changed it's name to "Royal Crown Company", in 1955.

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