We found one! Unfortunately… It is broken (the lip and neck have a nasty crack and chunk missing) but this confirms the bottle does exist. (Update: We have a perfect example now on display in the store thanks to a local bottle collector the perfect one is not for sale but come in and see it if you would like)
We have had a few people ask us about this mysterious Midland Ontario pop bottle … Some think it is just a myth, but here it is in the flesh (or in this case glass).
The stone ginger beer version (Same Company – M.C.Hinds) is still impossible to find!! Only 2 known to exist of the ginger beer version and we would love to own one! (Hint Hint!)
Parkers was only in operation for a few years in the early 30’s so this is a scarce bottle – the dairy was apparently located across the street from the entrance of little lake park (off king st. ). This one is a pint and the previous one we had was a 1/2 pint.
We also have this great Simcoe bottle (ACL) in perfect condition.
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One of the local bottle collectors (Bill) have brought in some amazing local bottles for us to display including a Midland pop bottle in perfect condition along with the large one as well (even more rare) and the small Simcoe Beverages bottle. Have a look below at the local bottles he has brought us.
UPDATE May 2 2012
Betty (Over at sell-it online in Penetang) says she has a top quality midland pop bottle in the store (33 Main Street – Penetang)