Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Winona, Minnesota, the last producer of Coca-Cola in returnable 6 1/2 oz glass bottles (the iconic Coke bottle) in the United States, will be making a final production run on Tuesday, October 9, 2012.
This is the end of an era.
Filled individual bottles from this run will be sold beginning October 15th at the bottling plant at 102 Franklin St., in Winona.
Bottles are priced at $20 each, and all proceeds will be donated to the Lake Winona Bicycle and Pedestrian Path. These are vintage bottles. All predate 1960, and have been in circulation. Expect some character (scuffs and other imperfections).
We are working on a way to distribute bottles by mail, and will have more details on this website shortly. Please check back.
Email questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Final Run took place today, October 9, 2012. Here are a few photos.
The last bottle was auctioned to the attendees, and sold for $2000. You’ll be able to pick yours up at the plant next week, or order one (when we’ve posted the order form).