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.
As a young kid, I can always remember going over to my grandma's house only to stick my hand into her candy bowl and pull out one of those Brachs root beer barrel candies. Those were the best! Barrels (Bottles) of Root Beer is dedicated to those wonderful root beer sodas of the past. Hope you enjoy!
Dixie, Cotton and Hillbillies says it all. I have created this page fully dedicated to the Good Ole South. Hope you enjoy!
Check it out at: The Good Ole' South
I'm glad to announce that Vintage Soda Collector is now a member of the largest organization in the bottle collecting hobby, The Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors. The FOHBC is the leader in the hobby and all dedicated collectors should be a member of this great organization! Check them out at https://www.fohbc.org/
Hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend. Finally got some time to start posting some of the Applied Color Labels (ACLs) pictures in this section. Lots more to add but a start.
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?