Coke

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Description
In 1970, Coca Cola began market testing bottles made of Lopac, a plastic product of the Monsanto Company. The inscription on this early example reads “No Deposit / No Return / Coke / Coca-Cola / 10 Fl. Oz.” By 1974, the search was on for a recyclable version.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
Plastic Coke Bottle
date made
1970
Associated Name
Coca-Cola Company
maker
Coca-Cola Company
Monsanto Company
place made
United States: Connecticut
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 197 mm x 57 mm; 7 3/4 in x 2 1/4 in
mouth: 25 mm; x in
overall: 7 3/4 in x 7 1/2 in; 19.685 cm x 19.05 cm
ID Number
1983.0538.12
catalog number
1983.0538.12
accession number
1983.0538
Credit Line
Gift of J. Harry DuBois
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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