Old glass bottle - base marked AB Co

Has light green tint, approx. 9" tall. Plain lip. Has A B Co 1 on bottom. I can't find one like it anywhere.


  • You have a generic soda bottle from the very early 20th century. A B Co is the mark of American Bottle Co. of Toledo Ohio. According to Toulouse, this mark was used only in the time period of 1905 to 1916. The bottle was hand blown into a mold in the final years of hand production. About the time of the first world war, mechanized production of bottles swept in.

    There were literally thousands of small bottlers at this time - many but not all bottles had the mark of the bottler on them. The website sodasandbeers.com documents thousands of such bottlers.

  • that was a good explanation of that bottle

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