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wonkapete
06-17-2005, 11:03 AM
Last night I was digging through some of my soda stuff and found some old sodas. Check out these 2 liters:

http://photos13.flickr.com/19884162_a56f1d22b5_m.jpg

And a full carton of Surge, the week it debuted:


http://photos16.flickr.com/19884164_3e3f98bfd6_m.jpg

Mr Zabe
06-17-2005, 11:10 AM
Gosh...Those 2ltrs are first issues????
Brings back many memories. smile.gif

DJ HawaiianShirt
06-17-2005, 12:23 PM
Wow, those 2-liters were definitely manufactured before I was born. :cool:

Look In The Tunk
06-17-2005, 02:19 PM
I love how over the years the bottles have sucked in. And that seven up bottle looks blue now! What years are those from?

I wish I had the room to keep things like that. But I don't so I have to take photos, paste them in my journal and drink the sodas/soft drinks.

I do peel the labels off of anything new I find and paste them in my journal though. It's going to be funny 10 years from now to see labels from things that went by the wayside.

Mr Zabe
06-17-2005, 02:22 PM
It's really cool that you guys are able to document your soda pop treasures. It's fun to look back through the years at the changes.

I wish I would have done that as I have always been a soda pop geek. LOL

wonkapete
06-17-2005, 03:02 PM
Anita, those bottles are from about 1979\1980.

XLS_04
06-18-2005, 12:05 AM
excellent condition for their age!

PepsiBlue
06-18-2005, 01:58 PM
thise are older than me! oldest form of 2 liter i can recall was in the 90s when they had the plastic bottom shell thing

PepsiBlue
06-18-2005, 01:59 PM
I wish there was a great PET site like usasoda.com is with cans

Look In The Tunk
06-18-2005, 08:03 PM
Originally posted by PepsiBlue:
thise are older than me! oldest form of 2 liter i can recall was in the 90s when they had the plastic bottom shell thing I remember when I was in kindergarden (1988) we made easterbaskets out of the plastic bottom shell things. I remember we soaked the 2 liters in hot water and then popped the bottom shell things off.

drpep
06-18-2005, 08:44 PM
Does anyone remember Rich Hall's (comedian, SNL cast member) Snigglets? Bevamirage was the word used to describe the black "plastic bottom shell thing".

BottleBoss
06-18-2005, 10:20 PM
But do you all remember the thin throw away glass bottles with the styrofoam label?

wonkapete
06-20-2005, 12:27 PM
Oh yes, the styrofoam labeled bottles. Those are my favorite, I guess because they are so hard to find. I think everyone remembers peeling the label and puttin it in the bottle! I have accumulated several hundred over the years. I'll be posting some pics soon.

drpep
06-20-2005, 06:33 PM
Originally posted by BottleBoss:
But do you all remember the thin throw away glass bottles with the styrofoam label? YES.

Mr Zabe
06-20-2005, 06:52 PM
I remember them too.
I recall that it was fun to peal them off in one piece but usually I would make a big mess. LOL
My Mom was not too pleased,messing uo her kitchen.

[ 06-20-2005, 06:53 PM: Message edited by: Mr Zabe ]

bigrich
06-20-2005, 10:09 PM
I was looking through my collection and I have a full Glass 2-L Returnable Coke Bottle. I'll have to try to post a picture. The thing is massive.

[ 06-20-2005, 10:09 PM: Message edited by: bigrich ]

XLS_04
06-21-2005, 09:59 AM
I have one of those also, for years it was what we used to collect pennies. The label is painted. Anyone know what year they stopped making the 2 Liter glass bottle?

Look In The Tunk
06-21-2005, 04:16 PM
Originally posted by Mr Zabe:
I remember them too.
I recall that it was fun to peal them off in one piece but usually I would make a big mess.
My Mom was not too pleased,messing up her kitchen. I used to do that too! They'd never come off in once peice!

Hacksaw
06-22-2005, 06:31 AM
Yes, I also remember those in both 10 oz. & 16 oz. That was when Fanta STILL used a lot of sugar vs. HFCS., around 1987 to 1992. Great stuff.

Now, going back further (1970's), I remember the ultra thin walled glass Fanta 16 (or 20?) oz. But they were some of the first twist off bottles to market. And the labels were thin paper.

The glass was very fragile! :eek:

Found that out by both accident & intention. Ah, my early teen days. But Fanta also had those 10 oz., ribbed THICK glass bottles in those days. They were almost unbreakable.

And those old pull tabs on cans. I do barely remember the days (1960's) where you need a can openner for a canned drink, & a bottle openner for bottles.

It's strange that the Mexican made sodas all need an openner, no twist offs.

RunWithDaLilGuy
06-22-2005, 11:46 AM
refillable machinery does not use twist offs - it's worse on the threads, they'll wear down and the bottle will be useless.

riot
06-22-2005, 12:49 PM
Originally posted by wonkapete:
http://photos13.flickr.com/19884162_a56f1d22b5_m.jpgOMG! That's hilarious! Look how plain those labels are!!! Was that before computers?!? :confused: LOL!

The Interpreter
06-25-2005, 05:44 PM
No, it wasn't before computers.

The design trends of the day (probably the 1980's) favored plain and simple, which will be back (see, for example, Vault).

Mr Zabe
06-25-2005, 06:04 PM
I agree. In the early 80's a lot of soda pop art was based on "minimize" art. Maybe Wonkapete can correct me if I'm wrong,But Diet Pepsi's pop can art was very simple as were other soda pops of that time.

XLS_04
06-26-2005, 12:31 PM
well actually you might be right, it seems that way again though...just look at Mountain Dew and Diet Coke they got rid of the clutter look of the 90s in favor of a more cleaner look.

Look In The Tunk
06-26-2005, 02:23 PM
Originally posted by XLS_04:
well actually you might be right, it seems that way again though...just look at Mountain Dew and Diet Coke they got rid of the clutter look of the 90s in favor of a more cleaner look. The big example of this is cherry coke:
mid 1990's (http://www.usasoda.com/images/coke115.JPG)

late 1990's (http://www.usasoda.com/images/coke116.JPG)

late 2002 (gave up the clutter--I don't really like this label, but to each its own) (http://www.usasoda.com/images/coke117.JPG)

jblaviback
06-26-2005, 03:42 PM
I am not very old but I do remember that mid 90's Cherry Coke can and I just love how it looks. I wish they still used it.

SplitLevelP
06-27-2005, 04:33 PM
Hey guys here is a image of a 2 liter glass bottle circa late 70's early 80's right around the advent of the pet bottle which was first used in 1977.

http://thumbs.ebaystatic.com/pict/71648381118080_0.jpg

Android
06-27-2005, 08:21 PM
Speaking of Cherry Coke, there's always the original logo from the mid 80s. I think I like this one best myself.

http://members.trainorders.com/android/Pepsi/CherryCokeOrig.jpg

wonkapete
06-28-2005, 12:48 PM
Yep, I love the original label. This label makes me think of being a kid... when this awesome drink came out..

http://photos17.flickr.com/22177287_46fb8880e7.jpg?v=0

Mr Zabe
06-28-2005, 01:20 PM
Wonkapete,
That's the Cherry Coke label I too remember as a kid. So true,it was a great taste and a great addition to the Coca Cola line up.

Mello Yello Luver
06-28-2005, 02:33 PM
http://www.usasoda.com/images/ccmello105.jpg

Mello Yello in 1979....

DJ HawaiianShirt
06-28-2005, 02:59 PM
Haha, the Mello Yello logo has certainly changed, but the USA Olympic Games logo hasn't...

XLS_04
06-29-2005, 01:49 AM
thats not the mello yello logo from 1979, thats the 1987 logo. and the olympic logo has changed it used to be a star with lines in it until the mid 80s if i'm correct.


http://usasoda.com/images/ccmello102.jpg

Here is the 1979 Mello Yello logo

wonkapete
06-29-2005, 10:48 AM
XLS, yep that's the '79 logo!

itS JUSt SOdA dUdE
06-29-2005, 01:20 PM
Originally posted by Mr Zabe:
Wonkapete,
That's the Cherry Coke label I too remember as a kid. So true,it was a great taste and a great addition to the Coca Cola line up. yeah. the new flavor isn't as good. it tastes more artificial.