Here’s a fizzy little mystery for all you armchair consumer-product sleuths and local history enthusiasts. Neighbor Brent explains how this colorful bottle came into his possession:
Maybe you and your crack team of City researchers can provide information about the City Bottling Company of San Francisco?
The joy of homeownership: leaks. To combat a leak in our house, we’re replacing some siding. Yesterday, when removing the siding from one of our walls, our contractors found a bottle inside the wall. The bottle is for “City Club Cola”, and the label reads at the bottom, “Made and Distributed by City Bottling Co. San Francisco, Calif”.
A simple (but not exhaustive) search on Google found no references to the cola or the bottling company. We figure it could date back to 1945, when the house was built. Maybe your crack team of researchers, or your readers, can solve our mini-mystery!
I’m curious about something that was San Francisco made and distributed, and wonder if the bottle really dates from 1945. I mean, the label is in decent condition considering that it could be 66 years old!
Let the historical geekery and barroom hypothesizing begin!
PHOTO: Neighbor Brent