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The History of the Coca Cola Bottle

By Edited Mar 30, 2016 2 2
Coca-Cola Logo

Believe it or not the Coca-Cola logo is the most recognizable brand in the entire world. As a result, Coca-Cola's bottle is synonymous with their brand and is at least partially responsible for the way a lot of beverage containers look to this day.

The Coke bottle has evolved so much over the last century; the original bottle from 1899 was rather square and rigid, while the bottle evolved into something much more sexy and shapely over the following century.

This article will cover the evolution and the history of the Coca-Cola bottle from where it all began, to where it is today.

The 109 Year Evolution Of The Coke Bottle

Coca Cola Bottle 1899
1899 - The original Coca-Cola bottle was nothing overly special. It was a bottle more square in design with embossed glass.

Coca Cola Bottle 1900
1900-1916 - The Coca-Cola bottle begins to develop its curvaceous figure. The top portion of the bottle begins to taper and just below the embossing the bottle featured a diamond shaped sticker with the Coca-Cola logo as well as other writing.

Coca Cola Bottle 1915
1915 - The beginning of bottle beauty; 1915 is when the coke bottle started to resemble the figure of a woman. Curvaceous from top to bottom; these bottles had the coke bottle embossed in the glass.

Coca Cola Bottle 1957
1957 - The Coke bottle maintained its stylish figure for a little over 50 years before deciding to remove the embossed logo with one painted on in white.

Coca Cola Bottle 1961
1961 - In 1961 Coca-Cola changes their painted logo back to another embossed logo. Subtle dimensional changes also take place on the bottle

Coca Cola Bottle 1991
1991 - The Coca-Cola bottle gets just a hair shorter and once again goes back to the white painted logo. Coke also starts including the word 'Classic' on the bottle.

Coca Cola Bottle 1994
1994 - The Coca-Cola Company finally makes the transition from glass to plastic bottles with a sticker containing their logo and other information.

Coca Cola Bottle 2008
2008 - The current Coca-Cola bottle is not only plastic, but it also contains embossing as well as the standard sticker logo. The bottle has little bumps on the lower half to help grip the bottle and a textured lid to make it easier to open the bottle.



Apr 8, 2009 10:29pm
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Apr 26, 2009 12:57am
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