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Atlas Soda Labels

SKU: VLC1004 $4.75 USD



Historic Overview

These vintage soda labels are from the Atlas Bottling Company in Detroit, Michigan. Three of the labels measure 5” Wide x 4” High and the other four measure 3.4” Wide x 2.9” High and are in mint condition. The labels feature a globe or atlas in the center. The large ones went on a 1 quart bottle and the smaller ones went on a half-liter bottle. We believe they date from the early 1960s.

The Atlas Bottling Company was started around 1929. In 1945 the original owner died and his brothers took over and ran the business successfully until they died in 1993. The children took over in 1993 and essentially ran the business into the ground. Before long, the Teamsters sued them, they stopped paying for insurance, and the business failed around 1996. The surviving family members are still upset with the apparent destruction of the business by these heirs.


WE GUARANTEE ALL LABELS TO BE AUTHENTIC AND AS DESCRIBED!



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