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Remembering the small Coke bottles
October 16, 2012 - Jim Smith
Wow! Now I am feeling old!
What was the common soft drink container when I was a kid has now gone the way of the big-fin cars and manual typewriter. Coca-Cola has produced its last 6.5-ounce glass bottle.
The Minnesota-bases manufacturer of the 20-cent deposit bottle is stopping production, which another Minnesota company would fill with Coke.
The Atlanta-based Coca-Cola company says its 8-ounce recyclable bottles are still be produced and have less glass but contain more Coke.
I can remember being a kid and dropping a nickel into the horizontal soft drink dispenser to get a bottle of Coke and later dropping a dime into a vertical dispenser, each time getting a 6.5-ounce Coke.
In this era when some cities are battling large servings of soft drinks, I have to admit I remember thinking I wish the small bottle had one more gulp in it. But, some of these huge -plastic bottles have far more than I ever want to drink and leave me dumping out a goodly portion.
Oh well, just another part of my youth put aside in the name of progress.
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