July 17, 2017 - Bottled soft drinks like Coca Cola and Dr Pepper were invented in the late 19th century and it wasn't long until most towns of any size had a bottling works. Timpson was not an exception. The thick glass bottles bore the name of the bottling works and had a deposit on them to ensure their return to the bottler for re-use. Many, of course, never made it back and these century-old bottles are now prized by soda bottle collectors like Wayne Fults.
A native East Texan, Fults has been seeking out East Texas soda bottles for many years and has amassed an impressive collection, including a number from the Timpson Bottling Works. He will have some of his collection on display when he speaks to the Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society on July 19 and he hopes anyone who also has bottles or items related to the Timpson Bottling Works will bring them to the meeting.
TAGHS meets at 2PM on the third Wednesday of every month in the meeting room of the Timpson Public Library on the corner of Austin and Bremond Streets in Timpson. The public is invited.