Quite possibly the rarest, one-of-a-kind prototype Coca-Cola bottle available anywhere currently. The heel of the bottle has 25 <(I)> 3.Per bottle expert Dennis Smith, this means: 25 is the Plant Number (Terre Haute, Indiana) Capital I in a Circle, in a Diamond = Owens Illinois Glass Company and the 3 is the Date Code (1933). What's unique about this bottle. Christmas patent: December 25, 1923 but was manufactured by Owens-Illinois in 1933, in Terre Haute, Indiana.
The best guess by experts we consulted, Bill Porter among them, is that it might have been made for submission or approval for a newly modified design; one that was intended to perhaps be a handy hold bottle. That the prominently visible and embossed central horizontal band would have made the bottle easier to grasp and control seems a logical explanation. There is no city or state embossed on the bottom; unlike other Christmas bottles. Condition is mint, pristine, unused with no scratches, chips or case wear. I'm entertaining all offers.This will be carefully bubble-wrapped and inserted inside of a cardboard box. Please check out my other vintage Coca-Cola items that I've listed. The item "Coca-Cola December 25 1923 Christmas Bottle One-Of-A-Kind Prototype Middle Ring" is in sale since Saturday, April 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Advertising\Soda\Coca-Cola\Bottles". The seller is "rayofcoke" and is located in Orlando, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.