Fruit Cup Soda Label

SKU: SOD1048 $0.95 USD

Historic Overview

This label from the Sanitary Bottle Works in Indiana Harbor, Indiana is not your standard soda label. I think the idea was to produce a carbonated drink that would be like a fruit punch and hence the name, Fruit Cup. This vintage label dates back to the 1930’s or 1940’s, measures 3.85” Wide x 2.85” High, and has brightly colored Art Deco graphics. Check out the telephone number, IH-1627.


The Sanitary Bottle Works closed down in the 1960s. They produced several different soda flavors while in operation, such as Root Beer, Fruit Cup, Ginger Ale, Strawberry, Club, Cherry, Orange, and Fruit Bowl. Unfortunately, not much is known about the company. This label is in mint unused condition.



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