Coca-Cola Sold in Bottles

A glass bottle called a Hutchinson used by a store's owner, Joseph A. Biedenharn to bottle Coca-Cola in 1894
A glass bottle called a Hutchinson used by a store's owner, Joseph A. Biedenharn to bottle Coca-Cola in 1894

Historical Context

Coca-Cola was initially only sold by the glass from soda fountains because of a belief in the health properties of carbonated water. The first person to bottle Coca-Cola was Joseph A. Biedenharn from his wholesale candy company in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in 1894.

Biedenharn used a Hutchinson bottle with its patented stopper, very different from the later famous contour bottle, designed in 1915.

Photo Info


Date taken: March 12, 1894
Location taken: Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA

Source: Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum

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