Coca-Cola Bottling

Coca-Cola bottles on line moving toward the accumulating table, where they were inspected and packed in cases.

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The museum is housed in the former Aliceville Coca-Cola Bottling plant, which was in operation from 1948 to 1978. Many years ago similar small-town bottling plants were located across the country. Very few escaped the wrecking ball or scrap yard as larger and faster plants became the norm. The Coca-Cola exhibit contains the complete and intact bottling equipment just as it was installed when the building was constructed.

 Empty Coca-Cola bottles entering the bottle filler.

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The machinery includes a massive, once state-of-the-art, Miller-Hydro bottle washer and a 20 valve bottle filler and crowner. Some of the machinery, which was relocated to this facility from an older bottling plant nearby, was in use before and during WWII.

 

Coca-Cola uniform of Marvin Brown, a WWII veteran of the South Pacific and an employee of the Aliceville Bottling plant for over 30 years.

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Also on display are Coca-Cola employee uniforms, photos, documents, and many Coca-Cola collectibles. See if you can locate a few of the original Aliceville bottles among those on display!

Image of George N. Downer, Sr. owner and manager of the Aliceville Coca-Cola Bottling plant 1922-1954.

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