- Vintage: 1930’s (possibly 1929)
- Details: This is a vintage glass soda bottle from NEHI. It is embossed with printed text at mid-height: NEHI Beverage, 9 Fluid Ounces, Minimum Contents, Reg U.S. Pat Off.” On the heel (front bottom) the embossing reads: “Columbus, GA 14506 29”. The bottom is embossed with the following information: “16 Design Pat”d Mar 3 25″ and then it has the Owens-Illinois Glass Company logo which we believe tells us the bottle was manufactured by Owens plant #16 located in Bridgeton, NJ which operated from about 1930 to 1933. It has the cool rope pattern embossed all around the bottle. A great gift for a bottle collector. We also have several NEHI bottle caps available if you’re interested (sold separately). If you’d like to purchase both the bottle and a bottle cap, please contact us for a 10% discount.
- Material: Glass
- Dimensions: 9 1/4 inches Tall, 2 1/8 inches in Diameter (at bottom)
- Condition: Vintage – Used. Excellent Condition. Consistent with age/use/wear. There are no chips, or cracks on this piece. It is dirty, some collectors prefer it this way so we’ve not cleaned it. Please make sure you love this item before purchasing, we cannot accept returns. All sales final. Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections.
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NEHI soda was founded by Claud A. Hatcher, a pharmacist from Columbus, GA, who began bottling ginger ale and root beer in 1905. In 1924 Chero-Cola added this new flavored soda to its line of soft drinks. The “NEHI Corporation” name was adopted in 1928 after the Nehi fruit-flavored sodas became more popular than the original Chero-Cola. Claud Hatcher, by then the company’s president, died suddenly December 31, 1933 so the Vice President, H. R. Mott, took over as President. In 1955, the company changed its name to Royal Crown Company, after the success of its RC Cola brand. In April 2008, Nehi became a brand of Dr. Pepper Snapple Group (now Keurig Dr Pepper). A little known fact about NEHI is that the famous “leg lamp” from the movie, “A Christmas Story” was actually inspired by an old NEHI advertisement. Jean Shepherd, the author of the story, was inspired to create the leg lamp after seeing an illuminated Nehi Soda advertisement.