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An original 1915 prototype Coca-Cola bottle, along with the original drawing of the bottle, may be offered for sale soon. No one can guess how high the price may go. The design, by Earl R. Dean, had to be made thinner in the middle so the bottles wouldn't tip over. There are said to be two of these bottles in existence. One belongs to the Coca-Cola Company, the other to the designer's grandson, Greg Dean, and his family. Don't be confused by reproductions of the prototype that were made in 1965 to commemorate the bottle design. These have the dates 1915-1965 embossed on the bottom.

 

1915 coke bottle prototype drawing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: bottlebooks.com/Digger Odell

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#2 GavinMacQueen 2011-08-20 19:02
This is true. The bottle & Drawing will be auctioned off this December through Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills.
#1 oldman41 2011-06-16 12:13
I have a 1922 6 1/2 oz. Coke bottle.

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