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Old 09-20-2006, 08:43 PM   #1
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How old is this DR Pepper bottle?

This is an image I found on google. DH found the exact same bottle on the lake bottom where he works. I can't find the year for it though. Can someone help me figure it out?


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Old 09-20-2006, 09:09 PM   #2
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There are countless Dr Pepper sites. From what I've seen in the past 15 minutes of looking, your bottle may be one from the first years of production, circa 1885. The bottle you have does not display the 10 4 2 logo yet, and isn't shaped like the tall bottles of the 20s.

I saw something similar to yours on one of the sites that requested a thousand dollar donation for the bottle.

Narrow your search to vintage dr pepper to find a site that can authenticate it.

I've got a feeling its worth something...more than the original product, anyway.

What a cool treasure to find
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Old 09-20-2006, 09:13 PM   #3
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I found it!! 1966.
I don't know if it's worth anything, but, it's cool to see how they were made back then.

http://www.peacockcollectibles.com/d...ep3/bot602.htm
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You might be able to sell them for three to five bucks a piece.
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Old 09-20-2006, 09:21 PM   #5
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hahhahahahaha...I much prefer my version, the thousand dollar one.

They are already 40 years old. Hold onto them. They are not at all like the typical bottles of that decade.

It was fun looking, though. What else is at the bottom of that lake, I wonder
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Old 09-20-2006, 09:27 PM   #6
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hahhahahahaha...I much prefer my version, the thousand dollar one.

They are already 40 years old. Hold onto them. They are not at all like the typical bottles of that decade.

It was fun looking, though. What else is at the bottom of that lake, I wonder

I know there are arrowheads, but, other than that, I'm interested to see what he finds.
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Old 09-20-2006, 09:33 PM   #7
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One way you know it may not be older than 1923 is that it isn't turning purple. Prior to that time there was manganese in glass bottles which when exposed to sunlight turns purple.
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Old 09-20-2006, 10:18 PM   #8
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The Dr Pepper bottles look really old. The might be considered antiques. I would guess that they came out in the 1900.

See if they are worth anything.

Jill and Jolie
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Old 09-20-2006, 11:38 PM   #9
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I think they are from the "pre-med" era of Dr.Pepper...he was always a lil presumtuious. It should of been pepper in scrubs, but just not the same ring to it I guess.


Poor Mr.Pib...he should of kept on going. Stay in school kids!
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Old 09-21-2006, 12:39 AM   #10
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tg, your hubby works on the bottom of a lake? what he heck could he do for a living?

and all this time you b!tch about him. geez, cut the guy some slack.
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