Dating old coke bottles
Irradiation can be used to change the color of some bottles to make them look old or like a more rare color.
You should invest some time in studying and researching old Coca Cola bottles before you spend too much money on collecting them.
These bottles were in common use for many types of soda and spring water from about 1880 to 1910.
Coke was not the only company that used this type of bottle.
Identifying an old Coke bottle is much easier if you have images and good descriptions to go by.
Here are some Internet resources that can help: Keep in mind that errors were common on Coke bottles, therefore a misspelled word does not necessarily add value to the bottle. Be wary of online auction descriptions that claim bottles with damage such as chips or cracks are in "nice" or "good" condition.
Due to a lack of research by the team working on the new bottle it resembled a cacao bean rather than a coca bean, but the company indeed had a distinctive bottle. Patent office as being distinctive and belonging exclusively to Coca Cola.
The very first Coke bottles were Hutchinson style bottles - these are extremely rare and date before 1900.If you asked four different coca cola bottle collectors what the term In the world of soda bottle collecting, the question of how old does a soda bottle have to be for it to be considered an antique is often confusing.To add to the confusion, the popular auction website e Bay, lists coca cola bottles from 1900 to present day as modern, and anything older than 1900 as antique.Each bottle was embossed with, "Biedenharn Candy Company, Vicksburg, Miss." Currently there have been over 16,000 different embossed Hutchinson style bottles located.You can see a picture of the Hutchinson style bottle by visiting a bottle identification website; scroll about halfway down the page to find the image.