Ted Ryan

Ted Ryan

Director, Heritage Communications

Coca-Cola bottle lineup
11 Facts About the Coca-Cola Bottle
1915 To thwart the efforts of copycats, the now-famous contour bottle for Coca-Cola was patented in 1915 by the Root Glass Company in Terre Haute, Indiana. Until the development of the contour bottle – so distinctive it could be recognized in the dark or lying broken on the ground – Coca-Cola bottlers used straight-sided bottles in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors. 1923 Did you know…

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The Story of the Coca-Cola Bottle
One of the most famous shapes in the world is the iconic contour fluted lines of the Coca-Cola bottle. Renowned as a design classic and described by noted industrial designer, Raymond Loewy as the “perfect liquid wrapper,” the bottle has been celebrated in art, music and advertising. When Andy Warhol wanted a shape to represent mass culture, he drew the bottle and when Volkswagen wanted to…

Callanwolde Billiards Room
Christmas at Callanwolde: Coke Loans 14 Santa Paintings For 40th Annual Celebration
I recently visited the opening of the 40th annual Christmas at Callanwolde exhibit at Atlanta's Callanwolde Fine Arts Center to see some of the paintings from our archives on display. We loaned the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center a collection of 14 Coca-Cola Santa paintings by Haddon Sundblom. In a way, the paintings were returning home. Charles Howard Candler built and lived at Callanwolde…