Pepsi


Company Names, addresses, dates1:
  Pepsi Cola Bottling Co, 809 H NW (1920)
  Pepsi Cola Bottling Co, 212 7th SW (1921)
  Pepsi Cola Bottling Co, 209 7th SW (1923-1926)
  Pepsi Cola Bottling Co, 209-217 7th SW (1927-1933)
  Pepsi Cola Bottling Co, 1310 Ridge Pl SE (1937-1939)
  Pepsi Cola Bottling Co, 901 17th NE (1941-1961)
  Pepsi Cola Metropolitan Btlg, 2402 Oakville St Alexandria VA (1956-1960)
  Pepsi Cola Bottling Co of Washington DC, 2406 Oakville St Alexandria VA (1961-1975+)

Notes:
They apparently had a Washington DC branch. Their location sure moved around a lot. They didn't adopt a single bottle design like coke did until about 1940, although the drum style bottle below was used a lot.
I don't have any directory information past 1975 yet.
The 1962 directory said they bottled: Pepsi-Cola, Teem, White Rock, Schweppes Beverages, & Fountain Syrups.

Pepsi Bottles:

pepsi_01 book # 515
This is an 8.3" aqua (machine made) crown top embossed:
front: PEPSI COLA / 6 1/2 FLUID OZ. / REGISTERED / 2603F
back: PEPSI COLA / WASHINGTON, D.C.
pepsi_07 book # 516
This is an 8.2" aqua (machine made) crown top embossed:
front: PEPSI COLA / REGISTERED
back: PEPSI COLA / WASHINGTON, D.C.
base: 6 1/2 FLU. OZ.
The "WASHINGTON DC" seems to be in a rectangular slug plate.
pepsi_06 book # 517
These are both 8.3" (machine made) "drum" style crown top bottles. The left is clear and the right is aqua. They're both embossed:
front: PEPSI: COLA / TRADE MARK REG / PEPSI COLA BOTT. CO / WASHINGTON, D.C.
back: PEPSI: COLA / CAP 6 1/2 FLU. OZS / BOTTLE NOT SOLD / G29
The following Applied Color Lable bottles are very similar, except for things like:
  Color (some are red & white, whereas others are red, white & blue)
  Double-dot vs. a dash between "Pepsi" and "Cola"
  City (Washington, Arlington & Alexandria are represented)
and other minor differences.
pepsi_11 book # 518
This is a 9.6" clear crown top (front & rear views shown) with "PEPSI COLA" embossed 6 times on the shoulder, and red, white and blue Applied Color Label (ACL):
front shoulder: PEPSI:COLA
back shoulder: PEPSI / WASHINGTON, D.C.
front: SPARKLING / PEPSI:COLA / 12 FL. OZ.
back: PEPSI-COLA COMPANY / LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y. / BOTTLED BY / PEPSI-COLA BOTTLING CO. / WASHINGTON, D.C.
pepsi_19 book # 518
This one is the same as the bottle above, except it's from Arlington. It's a 9.6" clear crown top (front & rear views shown) with "PEPSI COLA" embossed 6 times on the shoulder, and red, white and blue Applied Color Label (ACL):
front shoulder: PEPSI:COLA
back shoulder: PEPSI / ARLINGTON VA.
front: SPARKLING / PEPSI:COLA / 12 FL. OZ.
back: PEPSI-COLA COMPANY / LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y. / BOTTLED BY / OLD DOMINION /PEPSI-COLA BOTTLING CO. / ARLINGTON, VA.
pepsi_13 book # 519
This bottle is the same as the 2 bottles above from the front, but has different markings on the back. It's a 9.6" clear crown top (front & rear views shown) with "PEPSI COLA" embossed 6 times on the shoulder, and red, white and blue Applied Color Label (ACL):
front shoulder: PEPSI:COLA
back shoulder: PEPSI
front: SPARKLING / PEPSI:COLA / 12 FL. OZ.
back: FRANCHISED BOTTLER / PEPSI-COLA BOTTLING CO. / WASHINGTON, D.C.
pepsi_21 book # 520
This is a 9.6" clear crown top (front & rear views shown) with "PEPSI COLA" embossed 6 times on the shoulder, and red and white Applied Color Label (ACL):
front shoulder (white only): PEPSI:COLA
front: SPARKLING / PEPSI:COLA / 12 FL. OZ. / BOTTLED BY PEPSI-COLA BOTTLING CO. WASHINGTON, D.C.
pepsi_16 book # 523
This is a full, 9.6" clear crown top (front & rear views shown) with "PEPSI COLA" embossed 6 times on the shoulder, and red and white Applied Color Label (ACL):
front shoulder: PEPSI-COLA
back shoulder: PEPSI / 410
front: SPARKLING / PEPSI-COLA / 12 FL. OZ.
back: FRANCHISED BOTTLER / PEPSI-COLA BOTTLING CO. / WASHINGTON, D.C.
pepsi_17 book # 524
This is an 8.7" clear crown top (front & rear views shown) with "PEPSI COLA" embossed 6 times on the shoulder, and red and white Applied Color Label (ACL):
front shoulder: PEPSI:COLA
back shoulder: PEPSI
front: SPARKLING / PEPSI-COLA / 8 FL. OZ. / FRANCHISEE: PEPSI-COLA BOTTLING CO. ARLINGTON VA
pepsi_18 book # 524
This is an 8.7" clear crown top (front & rear views shown) with "PEPSI COLA" embossed 6 times on the shoulder, and red and white Applied Color Label (ACL):
front shoulder: PEPSI:COLA
back shoulder: PEPSI
front: SPARKLING / PEPSI-COLA / 8 FL. OZ. / FRANCHISEE: PEPSI-COLA BOTTLING CO. WASHINGTON DC
pepsi_15 book # (unlisted)
This is the same as the bottle above, except it's 9.6" tall and says "12 FL OZ". It is a 9.6" clear crown top (front & rear views shown) with "PEPSI COLA" embossed 6 times on the shoulder, and red and white Applied Color Label (ACL):
front shoulder: PEPSI:COLA
back shoulder: PEPSI
front: SPARKLING / PEPSI-COLA / 8 FL. OZ. / FRANCHISEE: PEPSI-COLA BOTTLING CO. WASHINGTON DC
pepsi_14 book # 525
This is a 9.6" clear crown top (front & rear views shown) with "PEPSI COLA" embossed 6 times on the shoulder, and red, white and blue Applied Color Label (ACL):
front shoulder: PEPSI:COLA
back shoulder: PEPSI / ARLINGTON, VA.
front: SPARKLING / PEPSI:COLA / 12 FL. OZ.
back: FRANCHISED BOTTLER / OLD DOMINION / PEPSI-COLA BOTTLING CO / : ARLINGTON VA
pepsi_10 book # (unlisted)
This is a 9.6" clear crown top with "PEPSI COLA" embossed 6 times on the shoulder, and a paper label:
shoulder label: TRADE MARK / PEPSI:COLA / REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. / REFRESHING - ENJOYABLE / FAMOUS FOR OVER 30 YEARS
large label: A SPARKLING / BEVERAGE / PEPSI:COLA / TRADE MARK / REG.U.S.PAT.OFF. / CONTENTS 12 FL. OZ. / REFRESHING - SATISFYING / PEPSI-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY / OF WASHINGTON / WASHINGTON, D.C.
embossed on base: DES PAT APPLIED FOR / A40
Wikipedia says Pepsi has been around since 1898, so since it says "famous for over 30 years", that would indicate this bottle is from somewhere around 1930.



Star Boy Bottles:
starboy_01 book # 663
This is a 9.3" aqua crown top with stars and a fancy pattern, embossed:
middle: STAR BOY
base: PEPSI COLA BOT CO / 9 OZ / WASHINGTON DC


Other Items:
pepsi_09 This is letter sent by the Carl B. Salts, the vice president of the Pepsi Cola company of Washington DC. It's dated January 13, 1959, and discusses appointing Mr. Frederick C. Sorensen as the Regional Manager of the Charlotte Region. The letter-head says:
(Picture of Pepsi Bottle Cap) PEPSI-COLA COMPANY / 1012 14th Street, N.W. . Washington 5, D.C. . Tel: STerling 3-4841 / CARL B. SALTS / Vice-President
cap_04 This is a red and blue bottle cap marked:
front: PEPSI-COLA
edge: BOTTLED UNDER AUTHORITY OF PEPSI COLA BOTTLING COMPANY OF WASHINGTON DC CHEVERLY MARYLAND
pepsi_12 This is a red, white & blue bottle cap marked:
front: CONTAINS / CARBONATED WATER, / SUGAR, CARAMEL COLOR. / PEPSI / PHOSPHORIC ACID, CAFFEINE, / CITRIC ACID & Natural / FLAVORINGS
edge: BOTTLED UNDER AUTHORITY OF PEPSICO INC, PURCHASE, N.Y. 10577 BY PEPSI-COLA BOTTLERS OF WASHINGTON, D.C. INC. CHEVERLY, MD. 20781
cap_01 This is an orange, dark blue, and silver bottle cap marked:
front: PATIO / ORANGE / SODA / (picture of shovel)
front edges: CONTAINS LESS THAN 1/10 of 1% BENZOATE OF SODA (A PRESERVATIVE) & ARTIFICALLY COLORED
sides edges: PEPSI-COLA BOTG CO OF WASHINGTON, D.C. INC., CHEVERLY, MD. / BOTTLED UNDER AUTHORITY OF / PEPSI CO. INC, NEW YORK, N.Y.
cap_02 This is a yellow and green bottle cap marked:
front: A LEMON LIME SODA / TEEM / (picture of shovel)
front edges: CONTAINS CORBONATED WATER, SUGAR, CITRIC ACID, EXTRACT OF LEMON AND LIME OILS AND SODIUM CITRATE
sides edges: PEPSI-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY OF WASHINGTON, D.C. CHEVERLY, MD. 20785 / BOTTLED UNDER AUTHORITY OF / PEPSI CO. INC, NEW YORK, N.Y.
cap_03 This is a yellow and green bottle cap marked:
front: TEEM / (picture of shovel)
front edges: CONTAINS CORBONATED WATER, SUGAR, CITRIC ACID, EXTRACT OF LEMON AND LIME OILS AND SODIUM CITRATE
sides edges: PEPSI-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY OF WASHINGTON, D.C. CHEVERLY, MD. 20785 / BOTTLED UNDER AUTHORITY OF / PEPSI CO. INC, NEW YORK, N.Y.




1 Boyd's Directory for the District of Columbia (various years)




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