Day 451-Marine Crystal “Everpure”
This is a very unusual water bottle. The story I have, goes like this. Somewhere in the late 1950’s to 1960 the Everpure Company ordered an unknown quantity of water bottles in Marine Crystal to use as promotional items. I have no information as to who received these, (salespeople? or customers?, or ????). As you know Marine Crystal was last made as a catalog color in 1945. What you see in the photo above is one of these water bottles with a label on both sides. The label is circular, part of the back side label shows above the front label. The Everpure company made and indeed still makes water filters. The photo below shows the etching which indicates a production date of 1958-1960. I saw 2 of these sell on Ebay last August, one without the labels. I also remember seeing one other in the beginning years of my collecting and it was was actually etched in the indent with a logo similar to the label. I do not recall if that one was etched on the bottom ( I was young and naive).