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Object ID # 2012.078.009
Object Name Carton
Title Coke Pop Bottle Carton
Lexicon category 5: T&E For Science & Technology
Date pre-1971
Year Range from 1960
Year Range to 1970
Artist Continental Can Co. of Canada Ltd.
Made Continental Can Company of Canada Ltd.
Place of Origin Canada
Description Printed cardboard pop bottle carton. It is predominately red and white, and reads "Coca-Cola" and "Coke" in bilingual lettering. It bears an illustration of two hotdogs, a cup of Coke, a pizza and a sandwich. The carton is folded down. The package's Canadian Patents are: 472,488, 559,400 and 484,783.
Makers mark Printed on the bottom: "HYCELL / Continental Can Company of Canada Limited / Canadian Patents 472,488, 559,400 & 484,783".
Provenance Manufactured by the Continental Can Company of Canada Limited. Pre-dates to 1971.

It belonged to William Humphrey Taylor. He was one of the sons of William Taylor, who started a bottling company in Owen Sound, Grey County in 1884. In 1886, he partnered with John C. Pringle to form the Taylor and Pringle company. According to the 1892 Rutherford's Directory of Owen Sound, Taylor and Pringle manufactured "Belfast Ginger Ale" at the Belfast Ginger Ale Works. The factory was located at 156, Boyd Street. William Taylor and his family resided at 158, Boyd Street, and John Pringle's family resided at 141, Boyd Street. According to page 117 of Melba Croft's "Growth of a County Town", in 1909, Taylor and Pringle were Owen Sound's sole Coca-Cola retailers.

John Pringle died in 1911, and William Taylor created William Taylor and Son, Limited on April 19, 1917. After his death and that of his son, Christopher, in January and May of 1925, his business was managed by Clara Taylor and her son, Humphrey Taylor (born 1909). Upon her death in 1956, Humphrey Taylor became Manager. The two-storey brick factory was located at 957 4th Ave. East. The firm was sold in 1971.

Last owned by Lisa Weitendorf of Owen Sound. It was found in a residence, in 2012.
Collection Bottles & Equipment, 20th-c Collection
Material Cardboard/Ink
Dimensions W-23.5 L-27 D-0.5 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Taylor, William
Taylor, Christopher
Taylor, William Humphrey
Pringle, John Corbet
Subjects Bottling Companies
Owen Sound Industry
Owen Sound, Ontario
Soda industry
Bottling industry
Beverages
Beverage industry
Search Terms Owen Sound Industries and Products
Function Held Coca-Cola bottles.