Coca Cola Bottle

Coca Cola bottle dating back to World War II

This is an empty Coca Cola bottle donated to the museum which dates from World War II. During World War II the beverage company made a pledge to supply United States forces with its soft drink wherever it might be serving. During the conflict Coca Cola set up 64 bottling plants as the fighting moved through Europe and the Pacific, which resulted in over five billion bottles of Coca Cola being consumed by military personnel. This effort to supply troops around the globe with the drink was also a brilliant business move and helped the company grow massively post war and become the iconic brand it is today.