Shared Photo: Bernard Haddock McCord & Coca-Cola Truck

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I wanted to share this family photo of Bernard McCord with the community. Location: Tennessee, United States. Date: 1930.
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Look closely at the radiator cap - Coca-Cola bottle on it!  Ford?  This is Fort Scott, Kansas.

WikiTree profile: Bernard McCord
in Photos by Jo Gill G2G6 Mach 9 (91.7k points)
edited by Jo Gill
Ah, the good old days - pop/soda/cola in glass bottles!!

Thanks for posting the photo, Jo!
In the good ol' days, each bottling plant had their bottles made with the plant name and location on the bottom of the bottle.  I knew a guy with a massive collection of bottles, along with a US map with a pin for each bottle location.
And coke was made with real sugar!

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Now that is a treasure, especially for "Coca-Cola". He looks like a milk man however!!
by Dorothy Barry G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
selected by Susan Laursen
We need make & model on that truck!
Perhaps milkman was his morning job, Dorothy!

Or maybe the other side of the truck is for his milk route!!
Bernard Haddock McCord was a big boy - 6' 205 lbs.  Haven't found where Haddock comes from.  Mother: Wife: Alpha Retta Fields!  Two more very cute photos on his profile.
Thanks Susan for Best Answer!
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What a treasure of a photo, the old car with the cola logo are so unique with the cola bottle on.

Thank you for sharing this very special photo what a treat
by Susan Laursen G2G Astronaut (2.8m points)
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Wonderful Family Treasure .. I have never seen a coca cola bottle used for a hood ornament  ! 

by Gerald Baraboo G2G6 Pilot (940k points)

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