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VSC on Display at Dunedin History Museum

VSC on Display at Dunedin History Museum

    It is with great honor to have been given the opportunity to display a portion of my collection in the Dunedin History Museum. This great little museum is in Dunedin, Florida and housed in which was the original train depot in the center of the town. This is the small town in which I grew up in, and back in the 80s you could of found me gathering up those returnable glass bottles to buy me that next ice cold soda. Dunedin is on the central gulf coast side of Florida. Rich with Scottish heritage and like many Florida cities, Dunedin was once a main driver in the citrus industry. Dunedin’s downtown provides a great mixture of restaurants and shops which gives it that great “Main Street America” atmosphere. If your ever in central Florida or the gulf coast, take a day and visit and see my collection at this great museum and check out Dunedin.

The Famous RC Pyramid Bottle

The first product in the Royal Crown line was Royal Crown Ginger Ale in 1905, followed by Royal Crown Strawberry, and Royal Crown Root Beer. The company was renamed Chero-Cola in 1910, and in 1925 renamed Nehi Corporation after its colored and flavored drinks. In 1934, Chero-Cola was reformulated by Rufus Kamm, a chemist, and re-released as Royal Crown Cola.

In 1954, Royal Crown was the first company to sell soft drinks in a can, and later the first company to sell a soft drink in an aluminum can. They famous pyramid bottle came out in the 1930s. A yellow square enclosed a depiction of four yellow pyramids on a yellow sand foreground with a red sky background. Later labels of RC remained the same color, but without the pyramids.  This bottle has been a collectors favorite and is a great piece of soda history.

Do you have a RC pyramid bottle? 

Few RC bottles. One being the Pyramid bottle

Few RC bottles. One being the Pyramid bottle

Pyramid Bottle

Pyramid Bottle