Museum Artifact: Northwestern Beverage Co. Shipping Crate, c. 1960s
Made By: Northwestern Beverage Co., 3691 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL [West Town]
Research is underway on this one and a full write-up will be coming soon.
Archived Reader Comments:
“Northwestern Beverage Company was in business from approximately 1930 through 1985. It was a family-owned soft drink bottling company featuring 30 different varieties of soda pop. For most of the years, it bottled its products in 32 oz. bottles, but in the earlier years, offered 16 oz. bottles. In the early 1970’s, it started offering soda pop in cans. The low wood crates are for the 16 oz. bottles. The pictured crate is from around 1970.” —JJ, 2019
“It was a returnable bottle. It came in assorted flavors. I think there were 30 bottles in a case. I used to work on a truck that distributed Peacock, Doc’s Diet, Montreal, Brown Derby, Seltzer botlles and everything Northwestern Beverage Company handled.” —Ron Remus, 2018
“I found a 10oz bottle of Montreal Beverage from Northwestern Beverage Co. ” —anon, 2018
“I have 7 oz Peacock Beverage bottle that was bottled by Northwestern Beverage Co in Chicago. Can’t find any info on it. Anyone know anything.” —firstname.lastname@example.org, 2017