Coca-Cola Manager Warns of Standard Problem -- Early 20th Century

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1 p, 8 ½” x 11, typed letter signed by H.C. Neil, manager and treasurer of The Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Dallas, Texas, March 5, 1935 to the company’s location in Altus, Oklahoma. Nice company stationary. Even toning, paperclip mark in left corner with one small chip affecting nothing. Company president T. Cartter Lupton’s name also appears on the stationary. Lupton was a Coca-Cola Bottling Company magnate. At the time of his death in 1977, his $200 million dollar estate was the largest ever probated in the South. The Lupton Library at the University of Tennsessee at Chattanooga is named for him and his wife.

“The enclosed report is an analysis made by the Dumas Laboratory on samples of Bottled Coca-Cola taken from your territory recently.

“We will thank you to carefully note all items that do not show up to be standard on this report and correct same as soon as possible.

“Trusting that the enclosed report will be given immediate attention, we are Yours very truly, The Coca-Cola Bottling Company, 1903. By H.C. Neil, Manager and Treasurer.”

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