Coca cola and bottles and dating
This meant it was molded at any of the foundries throughout the USA that the Brown Co. Starting in the 70's, the Brown Manufacturing Company shifted their foundry to West Germany.
The patent, 1,534,211, was issued on April 21, 1925.Those who did, did not particularly like first 3000 cases of Coca Cola arrived in Beijing in 1979.Its arrival to China did not come without controversy, as the brand formally represented the “Western capitalist lifestyle”.They gave away Coca Cola balloons or chopsticks with every bottle of Coke, that cost 0.5 yuan ($0.07). “Celebrating 35 Years of Coca-Cola in China.” [24.9.15]. It was the first promotional commercial activity in China since the death of Mao, and it was condemned by the government as “introducing American style commercialism”. Coca Cola in Chinese (可口可乐), actually can be translated as ‘delicious happiness’.
To make the drink more popular, Coca Cola staff went to shops in Beijing to promote the beverage during weekends in 1983.
But the Cultural Revolution had come to and end, and Western brands were slowly but surely coming to mainland China.
After the restoration of Sino-American diplomatic relations, Coca Cola was one of the first international companies to re-enter China.
After researching these for a while, I remembered all of the old, classic Coca Cola bottle openers that I used to see mounted in stores near the coolers --- I remember them from the 1980s while growing up and would see in a store whenever I would get a glass coke bottle to drink.
Maybe this is a southern thing -- I have no idea if this was prevelant elsewhere. Having done a little research, I came across this post at Coca Cola Collectors, a blog about what you think it's about.
The Coca Cola shipment was the result of an agreement between the company and the Chinese government signed in December 1978, which was meant to sell Coca Cola to foreigners in China; initial sales were restricted to specially designated outlets, such as hotels and “Friendship” stores in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.