Coca-cola Fantasies - Glass Jars and Cabinet HardwareBy

Coca-cola Fantasies - Glass Jars & Cabinet Hardware

The script Coca-Cola trademark is probably one of the most recognizable corporate symbols ever created. Since its invention in 1886, the Coca-Cola trademark has appeared on thousands of items which are now all avidly collected by Coke enthusiasts.

Here are several fantasy items that haven't been widely reported before (a fantasy item is an article that has no vintage counterpart; no old version ever existed). The most interesting is a new clear pressed glass jar with a bottle on one side and a the profile of a woman drinking from a bottle on the other. It is three-quarts in size and is being made by the Anchor Hocking glass company.

The other new pieces are several styles of cabinet hardware. One of these is a bottle-shaped pull; the other a cup-type pull. A third style pull, a bottle on a flat disc, is also available but not shown. The only one of our samples permanently marked with a date is the bottle pull in Fig. 1. The new hardware could easily be attached to genuinely old sets of drawers and cabinets.

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Fig. 1 Bottle-shaped drawer pull, antique nickel/pewter finish, 3¾-inch long. Also available in brass-colored finish. Retail price, $8.19. These pulls are permanently marked ©2001 on the back side. The pull would have to be removed to see the date.

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Fig. 2 New brass-colored solid metal cup-shaped drawer pull, 3¾-inch wide. Also available in a dull pewter finish.

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Fig. 3 Three-quart clear pressed glass jar with screw-on metal lid. Molded design on front of woman drinking bottle of Coke and script Coca-Cola script trademark. No old counterpart known. New jars were made in the USA by Anchor Hocking. No permanent mark to indicate date of production.

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Fig. 4 Reverse side of glass jar shown in Fig. 4. This side features a bottle of Coca-Cola in center overlaid with large script Coca-Cola trademark. New jars are 7¼-inches tall, by 6-inches wide per side. New jars sold for $9.95 retail.