The Root Glass Company, Terre Haute, IN
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
N 39° 26.478 W 087° 24.812
16S E 464414 N 4365831
Quick Description: Historic Marker for the former Root Glass Company plant. The original Coca-Cola bottle was designed and produced here in 1915.
Location: Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 8/15/2010 10:07:38 AM
Waymark Code: WM9FVX
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member woolsox
Views: 9

Long Description:
From the text on the sign found here:

Birthplace of the Coca-Cola Bottle

World-famous trademark created in 1915 on this site at Root Glass Company, by Chapman J. Root, T. Clyde Edwards, Earl R. Dean, and Alexander Samuelson. Bottle design selected in a national competition.

The location is now a gasoline station.
Product manufactured here: Glass bottle, including the first Coca-Cola bottles.

corner of Third and East Vorhees
Terre Haute, IN USA

Web Page: [Web Link]

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