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.
Source: Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum
- 1894-03-12 Coca-Cola is sold in bottles for the first time in a candy store in Vicksburg, Mississippi