Bud's Best Cream Soda label

SKU: SOD1014 $1.05 USD

Historic Overview

This vintage Bud's Best Cream Soda label is circa Mid 1920s. The label is 4.75" Wide x 3.5” High, gilded around the edges, and in mint unused condition. We found these unused mint condition labels at the Newport Bottling Works in Newport, New Hampshire. In 1922 the Newport Bottling Company started manufacturing carbonated beverages.

It was first established by Alexander Budnitz, as a grocery store to serve the needs of Polish immigrants, and eventually known as Budd’s Beverages. By the 1930s he had quite a few brands including Dartmouth Dry, Fruit Bowl, and Old Sol. Newport Bottling Works was also the distributor of Moxie and Coca Cola. An ad appearing in 1924 exclaimed, "Drink Bud's Best Beverages bottled by the Newport Bottling Works, extensive improvements have been made in our plant this spring to provide better quality beverages. A sunlit factory - sterilized bottles - pure materials. We gladly welcome visitors to our plant." With a bowling alley on the top floor to carry them over the slow winter months, Budd’s Beverages remained in business until 1972.

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This very colorful root beer label features the famous tower from Somerville, Massachusetts. The label measures 4.3” Wide x 3.4” High, is in mint condition, and dates to probably 1970. There is an interesting story about the company name. Domenick, Giuseppe and Felice Cusolito founded Prospect Hill Bottling and Soda Water Co. in 1914. When Domenick went to register his new company, which would be producing Prospect Hill Ginger Ale, the Clerk at the Secretary of State’s office suggested that they use a shorter name and asked, “Isn’t that where the Tower is?” Tower Ginger Ale was born. With prohibition of the 1920s, Root Beer was a cool, thirst quenching drink on a hot day and quickly became a substitute for beer that was no longer available. During the early stages of the company, Domenick realized the success of other "tonic" companies was attained by specializing in one product. He decided to organize his company in the same way, specializing in root beer. At the time, drinks like root beer and ginger beer were usually home made. With the assistance of a local pharmacist, Domenick tinkered with his root beer recipe to come up with a distinctive product. In the beginning all of the drinks were bottled in clear glass bottles, but because of Prohibition beer breweries closed there doors. One local brewery had a warehouse full of 7 ounce beer bottles and Domenick volunteered to remove them. Tower Root Beer’s brown bottles were born. After World War II, Domenick’s three sons (Richard, Jack and Paul) took over the management of the company. However, in 1969 the company was sold to a conglomerate of soft drink companies and the family business was dissolved. For the past thirty years, Tower Root Beer's recipe has stayed under lock and key, until Dominick's grandson, Larry Cusolito, decided to re-introduce Tower Root Beer to the New England region. He couldn’t start, however, until he located his grandfather’s original hand written recipe which was stored with his grandmother’s birth certificate.  WE GUARANTEE ALL LABELS TO BE AUTHENTIC AND AS DESCRIBED!

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