I have an old, green, 7-up soda bottle which has an all white painted label with only "7-up ALKALINE REACTION THE GAS PURIFIES on it. (no lady or bubble images)
Here are it's particulars:
Smooth Base with embossing
Embossed Text on Base reads:
DR. PEPPER BOTT. CO. NEW ORLEANS, LA. (around outer edges)
In center of base there is an embossed "7UP" (the "up" is underlined)
Above the 7UP, it is very difficult to see, but it looks like a circle within a star, or between parentheses??? with a faint number 3 to the left and a 5 to the right of it.
Under the 7UP, there is a faint number 2 or 3 embossed as well
On the face of the bottle there is a painted white label: 7up ALKALINE REACTION THE GAS PURIFIES, with a white baseline.
Under the label there is a faint embossing which reads c67
There is a slight brown discoloration on the "S" of the word PURIFIES...see photos.
Otherwise there are only the slight scratches common with a bottle of this age.
Here is some info that I got from Bill Lockhart:
I suspect this was a trial bottle put out by Seven-Up. The drink was originally advertised as a headache and overall cure.
The embossing on the base tells a lot of the story. The logo is actually the I in an oval, superimposed on an elongated diamond used by the Owens-Illinois Glass Co. The bottle was made in factory #3
(the 3 to the left of the logo) at Huntington, West Virginia, one of the plants that made soda bottles. The date code (right of the logo) indicates that the bottle was made in 1935, only a year after the ACL process was adapted to use on glass. Thus, it is almost certainly the first bottle used by Seven-Up!! In 1936, the company went to the swimsuit girl label. It is a very cool bottle and an important find for the history of Seven-Up!!
I have been searching websites for evidence of this bottle elsewhere...I remember seeing it only once before, and can't remember where! It never comes up in other's collections or on Ebay. It never appears in advertisements either. I find it perplexing.
I was hoping to get confirmation of its description/age, and possible worth.
Thank you kindly.