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Prototype Plastic Coca-Cola Bottle

TitlePrototype Plastic Coca-Cola Bottle
Object NamePrototype Plastic Coca-Cola Bottle
Manufactured ByDeBell and Richardson
Manufactured ForCoca-Cola
DescriptionSix empty prototype 32 oz. plastic bottles in "Easy-Goer" carrying carton. "No deposit, No refills." These prototypes were the first plastic disposable bottles for soft drinks, developed by the research and design firm DeBell and Richardson with Monsanto ANS. Plastic bottles, now mostly polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polypropylene have almost entirely replaced glass. Plastic bottles were first planned to be unbreakable and disposable, but now polypropylene from bottles is the most highly recycled plastic.
Dimensions32 oz. bottles
Date Manufacturedca. 1973
MaterialAcrylonitrile-Styrene (ANS)
Manufacturing ProcessBlow-molded
Number of Objects7
Accession Number2004.106
DonorOn deposit from National Plastics Center
Broad SubjectPackaging
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