Object ID 003489
Object Name 7Up Bottle
Object Desc Large (1 pint, 8 oz) green glass bottle with paper label.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY003125
General Category History
Category Soft Drinks
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 4, Closet, Shelf 1
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Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords 7Up,soft drink,glassware,Kohlman's Inc.,beverage,
Title 7Up Bottle
Description Large (1 pint, 8 oz.) green glass bottle with paper labels on neck and base and silver bottle cap; neck label has marketing info; base label has marketing design and copy, identifies as Kohlman's Inc. Racine, WI
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Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker Details No Info on Kohlman's 7 Up was created by Charles Leiper Grigg, who launched his St. Louis–based company The Howdy Corporation in 1920. Grigg came up with the formula for a lemon-lime soft drink in 1929. The product, originally named "Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda", was launched two weeks before the Wall Street Crash of 1929. It contained lithium citrate, a mood-stabilizing drug, until 1950. It was one of a number of patent medicine products popular in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. Westinghouse bought 7 Up in 1969 and sold it in 1978 to Philip Morris, who then in 1986 sold it to a group led by the investment firm Hicks & Haas. 7 Up merged with Dr Pepper in 1988; Cadbury Schweppes bought the combined company in 1995. The Dr Pepper Snapple Group was spun off from Cadbury Schweppes in 2008.
Date JUL 15,2015
Summary Fair to good condition
Assessor Megan Hindman
Notes Paper label is peeling off, has been secured with clear tape. Bottle has no major cracks or chips.