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I ENJOY COMMUNICATING INFORMATION ABOUT THE HOBBY
I collect antique embossed(not painted label) soda bottles with addresses from towns in what I call Deep East Texas and Deep West Louisiana. This is the portion of the Piney Woods area of Texas and Louisiana which lies about fifty miles either side of a line from Beaumont, Texas to Logansport, Louisiana. The soda bottles can be Hutchinson Blob-Tops. Straight-Sides, and Deco Crown-Tops of all bottling works, brand names, and flavor bottles marked with the names of these towns.
Some of the town names in Texas are: Carthage, Center, San Augustine, Brookeland, Jasper, Newton, Sour Lake, Woodville, Livingston, Henderson, Nacogdoches, Lufkin, Corrigan, Garrison, Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange, and Kirbyville.
Some of the town names in Louisiana are: Many, Leesville, DeRidder, Merryville, DeQuincy, and Vinton..
Please let me know if you have a bottle or information about the hobby I might need, even if it is not for sale. Also, I am glad to pass on any knowledge or information I might have. An email link is provided above and below on this page.
NACOGDOCHES #5 (Not same as #1)---WM G.REID/RETURN TO/SHINDLER MFG CO./NACOGDOCHES TEX./ verticial embossing, aqua, private mold, WM G REID was engraved into the mold used for #4. It is squeezed in between the mold seam and the RETURN TO.
SOME DEEP WESTERN LOUISIANA HUTCH BOTTLES FROM MY COLLECTION
DERIDDER #1---DE RIDDER BOTTLING WORKS/DE RIDDER,LOUISIANA/D on front shoulder and R on rear shoulder, sun colored, private mold.
DERIDDER #2---THE DE RIDDER BOTTLING/WORKS/DE RIDDER, LA./large J&A on bottom, aqua, slug plate mold.
LEESVILLE---LEESVILLE BOTTLING/WORKS/LEESVILLE,/LOUISIANA./(on reverse) REGISTERED/MUST NOT/BE SOLD/I.G.Co.447 at rear base, ten panel base, blue aqua, slug plate mold.
MY DEEP EAST TEXAS AND DEEP WESTERN LOUISIANA EMBOSSED SODA BOTTLE GALLERY
MOUNT ENTERPRISE, TEXAS
PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS
SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS
SOUR LAKE, TEXAS
SOME SPECIAL PICTURES FROM MY COLLECTION
***"Same Proprietor" Hutchinson Bottles NACOGDOCHES & SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS***
***Straight-Side COCA COLA, "All Script", DERIDDER, LOUISIANA***
***FLAPPER, Union Bottling Works, BEAUMONT, TEXAS***
***NEWTON, TEXAS Straight-Side***
***JULEP Advertising Ink Blotter from BROOKELAND, TEXAS with generic Bottle***
***Straight-Side from MOUNT ENTERPRISE, TEXAS***
***Four Straight-Side Variations of BROOKELAND BOTTLING WORKS, BROOKELAND, TEXAS***
***3 RIVERS * Raised Letter DR.PEPPER GFL and DPBC from KIRBYVILLE, TEXAS***
***A RAISED LETTER DR.PEPPER from NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS***
***A Near Perfect Antique Straight-Side with Backwaard "R" from KIRBYVILLE, TEXAS***
***Rare TEXATONI Bottle from JASPER, TEXAS***
***Two Hand Tooled Top Straight-Side Bottles from SILSBEE, TEXAS***
***Two Variations, Straight-Side Shoulder Script COCA COLA Bottles from SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS***
***Four Block Letter COCA COLA Flavor Bottles from SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS***
***Four Straight-Sides from LIVINGSTON, TEXAS***
**A Nice Hutchinson and Straight-Side from SOUR LAKE, TEXAS***
***WOODVILLE, TEXAS bottles***
***GREENS MUSCADINE PUNCH from KIRBYVILLE, TEXAS***
Pictured below are pictures of Hobbleskirt Coca Cola bottles from SAN AUGUSTINE (2), CENTER, and JASPER, Texas. They are dated on the side NOV. 16 1915. There is damage to the bases of all four. I would like to upgrade to bottles in better condition. If you can help, please contact me.
Pictured below is the bottom view of a Hutchinson bottle which is plain and has no slugplate or markings other than the large H and the two 3's as shown. Several of these have turned up in the East Texas area and I would like any information about the markings, origin or use of these bottles.
Pictured below are four of the Dr.Pepper bottles in my collection from Nacogdoches, Texas. The one on the left is the common debossed variety produced up until about 1951 when the green bottles were adopted as the standard. The other bottles have the embossed (raised) lettering and were made at Three Rivers, Texas prior to the 1937 plant closing. Are there additional variations of these examples? I am especially interested in knowing of other Dr.Pepper "flavor" bottles from Nacogdoches.