The following bottle inventory, 1-75, is from The Price List, page 39, in Michael David Smith’s TEXAS GLASS: An Illustrated History of The Three Rivers Glass Company.

Three Rivers Glass Company Bottles (incomplete)

  1. Anderson’s Soda Water - Property of Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
  2. Austin Bottling Works - Austin, Texas
  3. Beer bottle (clear glass - classic “longneck” style)
  4. Beer bottle (amber glass - classic”longneck” style)
  5. Big Chief - Blackburn Bros. - Clarkesville, Texas
  6. Bluebonnet Beverages - Rusk, Texas
  7. Brandimist - Atlanta, Georgia
  8. Burns (no bottling location indicated)
  9. California - Dallas, Texas
  10. Carmine Bottling Works (no bottling location indicated)
  11. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. - Bastrop, Texas
  12. Coca-Cola Gills - Beeville, Texas
  13. Contents 6-1/2 Fl. Oz. - Uvalde, Texas
  14. Crown Bottling Co. - West (Texas?)
  15. Delaware Punch (no bottling location indicated)
  16. Diamond K Beverages - Kingsville, Texas
  17. DP Soda - Dr. Pepper - Uvalde, Texas (bottle has unique “melted” appearance)
  18. Dr. Pepper Bottling Co. - Eagle Lake (smooth bottle, large “#2” embossed on neck)
  19. Dr. Pepper - Good For Life (“10, 2 & 4” design - bottled at various locations)
  20. Dr. Pepper Bottling Co. - Laredo, Texas (bottle has crackled appearance)
  21. Dr. Pepper Bottling Co. - Mt. Pleasant (ribbed bottle w/diamonds circling the neck & base)
  22. Dr. Pepper - Paris, Texas (bottle has raised dots and vertical ribs)
  23. Dr. Pepper - Temple, Texas (cracked appearance and vertical ribs)
  24. Dragon - Dragon Bottling Co. San Antonio, Texas (embossed dragon on bottle neck)
  25. Edward’s (no bottling location indicated)
  26. Evangeline Pepper Sauce - Made in St. Martinville, La. U.S.A. (approximately 4-1/2” tall)
  27. F. J. Piwetz Bottling Wks - Fayetteville, Texas
  28. F. J. Piwetz Bottling Wks. - Fayetteville,Texas (diagonal design on bottle, later style)
  29. Fizzon - Joy-Synth (no bottling location indicated)
  30. Gebhardt Eagle Chili Powder
  31. The Famous Milwaukee Drinks (no bottling location indicated)
  32. Giddings Coca Cola Bottling Co. (not classic ‘“Coke” bottle design)
  33. Holt Beverage Co. - Waco, Texas
  34. H and H Coffee, One Pound Crystalvac Jars - San Antonio, Texas
  35. H. Cuellar - Zapata, Texas
  36. Hondo Bottling Works - Hondo, Texas
  37. Ideal Bottling Co. (no bottling location indicated - this particular bottle was apparently produced after the Ball Bros. took over the Three Rivers Glass Co. because both the “3 Rivers” mark and the “Ball” logo appear on the bottle - very unusual)
  38. It - The Whole Tired World Wants It - San Antonio, Texas (a very distinctive bottle, but not uncommon - we have found several over the years)
  39. Julep - Pearsall, Texas
  40. Jumbo (no bottling location indicated - bottom reads “SBC” - possibly Southern Bottling Co. in Corpus Christi)
  41. Kist (no bottling location indicated)
  42. Klasek’s Bottling Works (no bottling location indicated)
  43. Kraus Bottled Purity - Fredericksburg, Texas
  44. Knightcap (embossed knight on bottle)
  45. Mexi-Pep (screw-type top)
  46. Milk bottles
  47. Milwaukee Drinks (no bottling location indicated - this is a short, squat bottle)
  48. Mistletoe (no bottling location indicated)
  49. Nehi Beverages (this is the classic Nehi bottle that was used for over forty years - sometimes bottling location is indicated as Columbus, GA)
  50. Nicholson Brand - El Paso, Texas
  51. No. 1 in Quality and Size - Rodriguez Root Beer Bottling Co. - San Antonio, Texas (16 oz. bottle with large sun embossed on front)
  52. No. 1 in Quality and Size (this bottle is identical to above except in a 15 oz. size with no bottler information indicated - also, we have observed that the “3 Rivers” mark appears twice on this piece - both on the bottom [3R] and the side [3 Rivers])
  53. Orange Crush (some pieces indicated Kenedy, Texas as bottling location, some indicated New Braunfels, Texas and some have no bottling location indicated)
  54. Pepsi Cola - Austin, Texas
  55. Pickoff - Sign of Purity - Taylor, Texas (noted by a large “HP” enclosed by a circle)
  56. Reed Bros. - Luling, Texas
  57. Real Shine (2-1/2 oz. bottle - apparently a shoe polish container)
  58. Rio Rey (stippled surface with smooth band around center of bottle)
  59. Royal Crown Root Beer - Morgan City, La
  60. San Benito Bottling Works - San Benito, Texas
  61. Sharry Prod. Co. - Mission, Texas (bottom reads “Rio Rey” - 6 oz. bottle with crackled effect)
  62. Sharry Products Co. - Mission, Texas (bottle has a composition stopper with a wire clamp)
  63. Southern Bottling Co. - Corpus Christi, Texas
  64. Southwest Ice Co. - Georgetown, Texas
  65. Staat’s Beverages - Property o f Coca Cola Bottling Co. - New Braunfels, Texas
  66. Standard Bottling Works …Never Sold - San Antonio, Texas
  67. Taylor Bottling Works - (Taylor, Texas?)
  68. Texas - Waco, Texas
  69. Threemor - Temple, Texas (6-1/2 oz . bottle with cracked appearance)
  70. Trappey’s Food Products (no bottling location indicated)
  71. Trappey’s Tabasco Peppers (no bottling location indicated)
  72. Trinity Bottling Works - Trinity, Texas
  73. Union B . Works - Houston, Texas
  74. Victory Bottling Works - El Paso, Texas - Phone M 2590
  75. Yoakum C.V.C. Co. - Yoakum, Texas

  76. UNEEDA Bottling Works - Beaumont, Texas [clear bottle, 9” tall, UNEEDA (shoulder) , MIN. CONT. 8 FL. OZ. (heel), BOTTLING WORKS (near the shoulder), 3 Rivers “star” (heel), 8 FL. OZS. / W. (base)]

Our Items with Markings

  1. Beer Bottle, Clear (#3)
  2. Delaware Punch (#15)
  3. Diamond K Beverages (#16)
  4. Dr. Pepper (#19)
  5. Dragon Soda (#24)
  6. The Famous Milwaukee Drink (#31)
  7. The Famous Milwaukee Drink (#31)
  8. Nehi (#49)
  9. Trinity (#72)
  10. G.V.C. Co (#75)

Unknown

  1. City Bottling Works (unknown)
  2. Coca Cola Bottling Works (unknown)
  3. Smile (unknown)
  4. Unlabeled, Clear (unknown)