Coke Bottle - bottle, and were soon made by machine in...

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Will Morris Anthropology 1065 Seriation / Typology: Coke Glass Bottle Typology is the result of classification of things according to their characteristics. Coca-Cola, which is now known as the predominant soda supplies in the world, was introduced in 1866 and was an instant phenomenon. Mostly being popular from fountain drink, “Coke” was sold in bottles for the first time on March 12, 1894. The first Coke bottle was known as Biedenharn bottle, named after its owner Joseph Biedenharn. The bottle was sealed with a rubber disk on the neck of the bottle and generally contained about 6-7 fluid ounces. The bottle was made of glass and was usually clear, however some varied from aqua and shaded. In the early 1900’s, Coke switched to a straight-sided crown bottle, that did not contain the rubber disk, to help preserve the true taste of Coke. These bottles were made by hand, which left imperfections on the
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Unformatted text preview: bottle, and were soon made by machine in 1910. The straight-sided bottle had a script on the bottle that varied in all different locations. The Coke design was placed everywhere: from the base of the bottle, to the center, to the top of the bottle. Also the script was written horizontally and vertically depending. By 1916, Coke wanted a prototype bottle. After 8 entries from different companies, Coke selected Earl Dean’s contour bottle had won. Within a couple of years, Dean’s contour bottle had become the standard for Coca-Cola. The bottle was made of glass with a green-tint color. The body of the bottle started off skinny at the top to drink out of, widened a little for the center, curved in a bit, and soon widened out to the base of the bottle being about 2 inches in diameter. The bottle is about 8 inches in height. This would become the patent of Coke glass bottles and is still used today....
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course ANTHROPOLO 1061 taught by Professor Orr during the Fall '07 term at Temple.

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