Tuesday, January 11, 2011
We don't know if more orders for bottles followed up these first two groups, or if 31000 bottles were enough to carry on a soda business in Virginia City.
I guess we might be able to conclude that the W.S. Wright soda bottles are some of the very first bottles blown at Pacific Glass Works.
Most of the examples I have seen of the W. S. Wright soda bottles are this rich "western aqua" in color. Other colors exist but are very rare, and usually damaged. Many years ago I seem to remember a story of a privy or maybe just a big trash pit being dug in V.C. that was loaded with broken and severely damaged Wright sodas. I heard many of these broken Wright bottles were in some extreme colors. Anyone have the rest of that story?