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Catalog Number 2014.036
Object Name Bottle, Drinking
Description Coca-Cola soda bottle. Bottom reads: "Anacortes, Wash"

This is an Evolution Bottle #7 - years: 1937-1950s; Important words on Bottle : "BOTTLE PAT D - 105529"; Description: Hobbleskirt, 6 oz. raised letter, cork/crown sealed, returnable. Historical Notes: This bottle version was granted a patent on August 3, 1937, also called "D Bottle".

Until the early 1960s the town where the drink was bottled was embossed on the bottom of contour bottles. (

Per donor: :"March 2014, We found this bottle in a sandbar on the south fork of the Skagit River, just north of our house. There is a little "island" that is in front of Pam Richardson home just north of us, and the sandbar stretches north of the island. At low tide we could walk onto the island and sandbar, and especially at that time --- which was 1989 or very early 1990s. (the big Fir Island flood of November 1990 caused a lot of sandbar shifting to the south direction and uncovered portions of more bottles). there had been a passenger cable ferry in that area in pioneer days and it's said that many bottles were tossed overboard. And also that the riverbank was used as a "dump".

"Nov. 98 was a lecture at the Skagit County Historical Museum by a local bottle collector and I have brief notes from that. It may have been presented by David Bethman (360 380 5770 on my notes) and titled Historic Bottles of Skagit County. I also have the name Russ West (Mohawk Drive) written down. The presenter did a few 'appraisals' afterwards and said this Coke bottle was worth $100 due to rarity."
Date 1937/ /
Dimensions H-7.75 inches
Caption Coca-Cola bottle made Anacortes, Wash.
Credit line Donated by Vivian Mizuta, 2014
Place of Origin Anacortes, Washington
Search Terms bottle
Coca Cola
Subjects Home Life
Tool & Equipment
Food tool & equipment