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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 4:38 pm
 


I posted in the history forum thing, but I guess no one goes there 'cause everyone remembers how fun history in school was. Anyways ...recently I was in the crawlspace of my house, and I found an old, glass pop bottle. It is called "KIK". It says nothing really about the product on it. All the writing is, I guess, some sort of paint or something. The name is in red with a white circle around it and a red circle around the white. It barely has a ingridients label. I tried to find something online to tell me something, but all I found was that it was a Canadian soft drink company. I found no origin, no flavours, not anything. I am wondering if anyone has any idea where the pop was bottled, when and why it went out of business or anyting. It would be MUCH appreciated. If anyone wants, I will send them a picture of it, just send me a private message if you don't want everyone seeing your e-mail address. Thanks very much.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 5:03 pm
 


Saw it before, DMP; I dont usually go through the forum hierarchy here, just follow the scroll.

I racked my brains, because in my "yute", I spent a year being a driver for Coca-Cola, and we saw a lot of odd empties.

The name is definately familiar, but I just cant place it. I have a feeling it was a Cola. Are you sure its Canadian? Something makes me think its American. I tried "googling it" , but came up short.
Ask Wingnut if he's ever heard of it.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 7:09 pm
 


hey.....

u know what? i have a very similar experience with pop....

i used to work for a plumbing company in lethbridge. one day i was working under a & eleven putting in an island sink. anyway, i found an empty can of Carlton Club Cola. it had pretty much no info on it, just that it is net 10 fl oz, and it says along the side "Adanac Beverages Ltd., H.O. Toronto Ontario. no ingredients or anything. the can didn't even have a tab, it looks like u had to use a can opener to drink it.

anything, anyone?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 9:04 pm
 


I've heard/seen both names before, but beyond that, nothing.

There did used to be a lot of small, local beverage companies. They kind of survived on the fringe of the industry. My wife used to work for a guy whose parents owned some sort of local pop company here in Winnipeg. Apparently it was like Pic-a-Pop, but more obscure. Neither of us can remember the name of it though. There were a lot of places like that. They came and went.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 1:00 am
 


Here are some pictures. The two of the bottle are from me laying it on my scanner (sorry 'bout the drakness of it, but the scanner lid can't be down). The cap and advertisement I got off a website. I think it may be a Quebec drink or something 'cause I found a lot of pages about KIK in french. The only reason I came to the conclusion that it was Canadian is that's what one website said (the one the advertisment is from). Thanks again for your help, what would I do without forum junkies eh? *no offense to anyone*<BR><IMG SRC="C:\Documents and Settings\DMP\Desktop\Quick Saves\KIK Bottle01.jpg"><IMG SRC="C:\Documents and Settings\DMP\Desktop\Quick Saves\KIK Bottle02.jpg"><BR><IMG SRC="C:\Documents and Settings\DMP\Desktop\Quick Saves\Kik Advertisment.jpg"><IMG SRC="C:\Documents and Settings\DMP\Desktop\Quick Saves\Kik%20Cola.jpg">


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 1:17 am
 


Cant see the pics - maybe I have a settings problem (Trev or RH?).

Indelible, if you needed a can opener, the only thing I can tell you is that it would be DAMN OLD.... even back in the late '60s, they had those damn Pull-tab things, that did such a nice job of slicing your toe open, at the beach. :evil:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 8:27 pm
 


so maybe then anywhere from the 40s to the 60's?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 9:40 pm
 


Yeah, I'm guessing before the late sixties... I barely remember my folks needing a can opener for a beer can - and I told "50" to kiss my ass quite a while back.... :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 4:24 pm
 


as a beer can collector, I know that canadian breweries didnt can beer till the late 1940's...amercans did it first in 33'...test....and 35 was official..as for the soda can...is it in good condition?....or is there hummidity spots.rust....put it on ebay..someone out there collects that stuff.....and there are a few canadian cans I'd spend a couple o hundred greenbacks on.....as for soda...might have been a little sooner as to boing put in cans.....but with ww2.and metal shortages...I think thats why y'all did it later......kik....doesnt ring a bell with me....I know the O'KEEFE BREWERY used to also make soda...ginger ale,orange , punch ect ect


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 4:58 pm
 


My Pop was talking about that a few days ago. It must have been available in Toronto in the forties or about then. He said it was named from Kikapoo Joy Juice, which is from a comic.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 6:53 pm
 


I'm not sure if thats the same, figfarmer. I remember Kikapoo Joy Juice from when I was a kid, doing a paper route. It was an answer to Mountain Dew, in taste AND that it came in a dark green bottle. I could be wrong, but I think KIK is different.

Obviously, as with anything old that might have value, dont do anything to mar the finish (including trying to "shine it up.
If it can be cleaned up without affecting the value - let the NEW owner take that chance. :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 8:39 pm
 


freeko,

the can i have "carlton club" is rusted but still in fairly good condition. (like i said i found it under a 7 eleven store...i am guessing that the construction worker drank the can of pop while the building was being built.....i could research the history of the building on the net...) as with the KIK can that the other guy's talking about, the label is "painted" on, it's red and white with a little silver. i wish i could take pics but i can't.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 9:17 pm
 


Indelible wrote:
freeko,

the can i have "carlton club" is rusted but still in fairly good condition. (like i said i found it under a 7 eleven store...i am guessing that the construction worker drank the can of pop while the building was being built.....i could research the history of the building on the net...) as with the KIK can that the other guy's talking about, the label is "painted" on, it's red and white with a little silver. i wish i could take pics but i can't.


I found an old coke bottle in my grandfathers chest a year ago. was the very first pop he bought for a girlfreind.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:58 am
 


Hi All.. I'm new to this site and I believe I can clear a few things up regarding Kic Cola and Carlton Club soda cans. First of all I'd like to say that soda was not canned in flat top cans in Canada until the early 60's,although there was a few distributors that put soda in cone top cans in the mid late 50's. These cone top cans are very collectable.

Kic Cola was produced by "Crush International" I have two cans in my collection from this brand, one is a Flat Top (an opener was required)and the other is a pull tab. The flat top was for the most part phased out by the late 60's although some of the distributors continued to use them right into the 70's. The later tops are grey in colour and the earlier ones were silver.

I also have two Carlton Club cans in my collection and both are FT's. One has the contents of 10oz above the logo and the other has the contents of 10oz 284ml along the seam. I read that there is a FT version with 10oz along the seam as well.

As we know metric was introduced into our country back in the mid 70's,so this helps date the cans as well.

If anyone has any soda cans available I'm certainly interested in seeing them.

Hope this helps,


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