Coca-Cola Hutchinson Bottle

10/11/2013 - 10:18am

Reproduction of Coca-Cola Hutchinson bottle,glass bottle,embossed with Coca -Cola, gift boxed, bottle measures over 7" tall, gift boxed.


Bottling History

1894: Joseph A. Biedenham, who was a candy shop owner in Vicksburg, Mississippi, was very impressed with a new beverage called Coca-Cola. Using a common bottle called a Hutchinson, Biedenham started bottling and selling this new drink.

Asa Griggs Chandler, who owned the company, was sent a case of Cola from Biedenham, but took no interest. One of his nephews had already urged him to bottle the product but he continued to focus on fountain sales alone.

1899: Thomas and Joseph B. Whitehead were two young attorneys (from Chattanooga, Tennessee), who believed they could create a business from bottling Coca-Cola. They met with Chandler and gained privileges to bottle Coca-Cola across most of the United States—for a profit of one dollar. Soon after a third lawyer joined their project, John T. Lupton.

1900–1909: The three young lawyers then divided the country and sold bottling rights to local industrialists. Their process was enhanced by the epic development in bottling technology, which in turn improved productivity and product quality. Almost 400 Coca-Cola companies were open and operating by 1909. Some were only open during hot-weather months when there was a high demand. Most were also family-owned.

1916: The Coca-Cola bottle was not to be confused with any other. Ergo, a group who was representing the company asked glass manufactures to construct a special distinctive bottle. The Root’s Glass Company of Terre Haute, Indiana won approval in 1915 and their design was introduced in 1916. Today, the bottle is one of the most distinctive and recognized icons worldwide.[citation needed]

1920s-1930: Throughout the 1920s, more than 1,000 Coca-Cola bottlers were running in the U.S. Bottle sales eventually exceeded fountain sales by the end of the 1920s. The company began to push manufacturing outside of the US, which was led by the company leader, chief executive officer and chairman of the board. By the time World War II started, Coca-Cola was already being bottled in 44 countries. Some of these countries were France, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Belgium, Italy, Peru, Spain, Australia and South Africa.

1940: To supply the troops with Coca-Cola, 64 bottling plantations were set up during the war. Due to this demand, many of these plants were converted to resident use, which enlarged the system and helped the company to grow immensely.

1950s-1960: This era brought on different bottling styles and introduced new brands. Cans were also introduced, becoming available to the public in 1960.

1970s and 1980s: The company origins who sold Coca-Cola evolved into world wide mega-chains. Due to the mere size of the company, smaller investments into smaller branches were made to ensure that the largest partners would be able to work and grow with global retailers.

21st century: The Coca-Cola Company blossomed with roots embedded within local societies and communities. This bond definitely helps the company in the aspect that people look to brands that incorporate local heritage and identity. The vision that Coca-Cola was built upon was one that encompassed the bottling company, customers and the community.[citation needed]