In 1884, a man named Joseph Biedenharn sent the company marketer samples of bottles sodas, but it took five years before these were sold commercially. Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but in business it can cut into sales when competing products are too similar. The company wanted a bottle that was so distinctive you were sure you had the "real thing" and came up with the idea of a bottle so different you tell the moment you held it that it was authentic. They had a contest for a bottle that you could identify in darkness or blindfolded, and the rather feminine curve of the now standard Coca-Cola bottles was the clear winner. While the basic contour of Coca-Cola bottles has remained, it has been refined several times for various reasons. The first was a practical one. The first contour bottles were wider in their middle section than they are now, and were not very steady on conveyor belts. They had to be made thinner to prevent tipping, but most people think the appearance is also more balanced and attractive. When the plastic 20-ounce bottles were introduced for use in vending machines, slight variations in design were required. Also, large sized bottles such as two- and three-liter family size bottles of Coca-Cola, could not carry the same signature contoured look on technical grounds. Is gift selection difficult for you for certain "hard-to-buy-for" friends and relatives? One possibility is adding to their collection of some kind of memorabilia, or even getting them started on a collection with some specific theme.

Hutchinson coca cola bottles (Perfect conditions) Coca Cola Coke 6 Oz Green Glass Bottle Hutchinson Minn Empty K12 COCA COLA ORNAMENTS USA TREASURE BOX (TRAY/ SIGN/ RADIO/ YOYO/HUTCHINSON BOTTLE) Vintage Coca Cola Hutchinson Hutch Bottle Wooden Crate Tote Carrier Enyart Alabama Pioneer Brookside Elk Hutchinson Bottle Vintage 1997 Coca-Cola Empty 1894 Hutchinson Reproduction Aqua Bottle Glass COCA COLA EARLY HUTCHINSON BOTTLE ORNAMENT Coke Miniature 2.5" Willitts 1991 Coca Cola 1894 Hutchinson Bottle Replica 1997 In Box 110 TUSKEGEE ALA COCA COLA BOTTLE STRAIGHT SIDE SHOULDER SCRIPT RARE + COCA-COLA 1894 Hutchinson bottle replica in box 1997 1961 Coca Cola National Convention Commemorative Hutchinson Coke Bottle 75th VTG COCA COLA EARLY HUTCHINSON BOTTLE Coke Miniature 2.5" Willitts Ornament 1991 125th Anniversary Coca Cola Special Edition Vintage "Hutchinson " Bottles Santa HUTCHINSON 20 GALLON STONEWARE DISPENSER FOR COCA COLA BOTTLING COMPANY 1961 NATIONAL CONVENTION COMMEMORATIVE COCA COLA HUTCHINSON BOTTLE MIAMI 1961 NATIONAL CONVENTION COMMEMORATIVE COCA COLA HUTCHINSON COKE BOTTLE MIAMI 1961 NATIONAL CONVENTION COMMEMORATIVE COCA COLA HUTCHINSON COKE BOTTLE MIAMI Coca Cola 4 pack NEW Coke Commemorative Holiday Santa Hutchinson Bottles 2011 2 Chattanooga Glass Container General Hutchinson Coca Cola Bottle 1983 & 1985 TUSKEGEE ALA COCA COLA HUTCHINSON BOTTLE RARE Coca Cola Bottle - 2011 Hutchinson Style Collector's Bottle x2 Unopened Hutchinson/Root 2PC set Coca Cola Bottle Replica Vintage SPECIAL EDITION VINTAGE COCA-COLA "HUTCHINSON" BOTTLES in 2011 Christmas 4-Pack RARE COCA COLA HUTCHINSON (CRAWFORD RAINWATER) BOTTLE OBO! Coca-Cola Commemorative Bottle - 1900 to 2000 - Hutchinson Bottle 1907 New Coca-Cola Commemorative Bottle - 1900 to 2000 - Hutchinson Bottle 1907 1948 HUTCHINSON MN COCA COLA BOTTLE HOBBLE SKIRT . MINNESOTA MN EMBOSSED SODA VINTAGE 1980s GLASS COKE BOTTLE | HUTCHINSON, KAS |16OZ Antique Quality Brand Big Chief Soda Pop Bottle 6.5 Oz Coca Cola Hutchinson KS Coca Cola 4 pack NEW Coke Commemorative Holiday Santa Hutchinson Bottles 2011 RARE COCA COLA HUTCHINSON (CRAWFORD RAINWATER) BOTTLE 1961 Coca Cola National Convention Bottle - Commemorative Hutchinson Coke Bottle Large Lettering HUTCHINSON KANS 6 Oz Embossed Coca-Cola Coke Empty Bottle Coca Cola 4 pack Coke Commemorative Holiday Santa Hutchinson Bottles 2011 Coca Cola 4 pack 2011 Coke Commemorative Holiday Santa Hutchinson Bottles 1991 Miniature - 1899-1902 Coca-Cola Hutchinson Bottle Ornament PV06867 Vintage 2007 Santa Holiday Hutchinson Style COCA COLA Bottles in Carrier Coca Cola Bottle 2007 Hutchinson Style Collector's Bottle Empty Coke Coca Cola Collector's Club 1988 Empty Hutchinson Replica Soda Bottle 6 pack Coca Cola Bottles - 2007 Hutchinson Style Collector's Bottle - Green Replica Hutchinson Coca-Cola Bottle 2007 Vintage RARE Philip Pfeifer Jr Hutchinson Soda water Bottle Wooden Crate