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Here's seven things you didn't know about Coke's hundred-year-old bottle

If you’re drinking gallons of the stuff this festive season, you might as well know some of its history…
Jan 3rd 2016, 7:30 PM 25,800 22

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THE “SO DISTINCTIVE it could be recognized in the dark or lying on the groundCoca-Cola bottle is 100-years-old.

To celebrate one of the world’s most valuable brands and its equally recognizable packaging, here’s seven things you might not know about a bottling institution.

1. In 1915, the Root Glass Company in Terre Haute, Indiana, patented the now-famous contoured Coca-Cola glass bottle.

2. The curves of the bottle are referred to as a ”hobbleskirt.”

3. Coca-Cola developed the first six-pack in 1923 in order to encourage consumers to drink more of the soft drink and to take it home with them.

4. All Coca-Cola bottles produced between late 1923 and 1937 are referred to as ”Christmas Bottles,” due to a renewed bottle patent issued on Christmas Day, 1923.

5. In 1950, Coca-Cola’s now-famous bottle was the first commercial product to appear on the cover of Time magazine.

Here’s the 15 May, 1950 cover:

time Source: Boris Artzybasheff/TIME Magazine

6. In 1955 Coca-Cola debuted its King Size (10 and 12-ounce) and Family Size (26-ounce) bottles.

7. Coca-Cola began testing a process to put the drink into cans before World War II, but due to the war effort all development on cans was postponed.

- Amanda Macias

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