Historical information

Soft drink came in bottles bought at the local grocery store or at a large city store on a shopping expedition. The shape of the bottles changed as did the stopper used to seal it. Bottles were re-cycled remaining the property of the manufacturer. History of Cohn Bros., Bendigo & Swan Hill.

Significance

Historical: Change of bottles - shape, glass, stopper, embossing, use. Aesthetic: Display showing embossing & shape especially if in good condition.

Physical description

Clear glass bottle. Bottom half has straight sides. The top half tapers to the top where a metal crimp fits over the lip. Manufacturer's name is embossed in print in block letters with its logo just above halfway from the bottom. At the base on the sides is embossing in capital letters around the circumference. The base is embossed with the crown seal of AGM.

Inscriptions & markings

On 1 side half way up is embossed - Cohn / circle with CB inside around top of circle is Bendigo and around bottom of the circle is Swan Hill / Bros.is on the other side of the circle. - On the other side is embossed - The property of the Cohn Bros. Vic. Bry. Co. Ltd. Bendigo & Swan Hill. At the base - F1449 AGM (crown seal) M 2