Object ID 002587
Object Name Red Rock Cola Bottle
Object Desc Clear glass bottle with red and brown paper label, golden bottle cap, and clear liquid contents.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY002295
General Category History
Category Soft Drinks
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 4, Shelf 9
Start Year Range
End Year Range
Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords Red Rock Cola,Soda,Soft Drink,Red Rock Bottling Co.,beverages,
Title Red Rock Cola Bottle
Description Clear 24 fl. oz. glass bottle with red and brown paper label, golden bottle cap, and clear liquid contents. Label reads: "Net contents 24 fluid ozs., Enjoy Red Rock Cola, Reg. U.S. Pat. Off., copyright 1939, Red Rock Bottling Company, Westfield, Wisconsin."
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Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker Red Rock Bottling Co.
Maker Details The Red Rock Company was founded in 1885 by Lee Hagan and G. T. Dodd of Atlanta, Georgia. Dodd initially introduced ginger ale as the company's first product, which became popular in the Southern U.S. By 1938, Red Rock was an early leader in the distribution of carbonated beverages, distributing 12-ounce bottles by way of a distribution network of 200 bottlers. By 1947, Red Rock products were bottled in 45 of the 47 U.S. states but by 1958, the company's success began to decline. Red Rock Cola was endorsed by famous baseball player Babe Ruth. Posters of his endorsement were printed in 1939.
Date JUN 25,2014
Assessor Dylan Kite
Notes Minor wear and scuffs to paper label.
Date JUL 1,2014
Summary Status change
Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin