Geometries: Chesterman Company

Elizabethtown, NM ---- Beverage bottle cases from Chesterman Company sitting in a museum barn in Elizabethtown, a ghost town in New Mexico. Chesterman was founded in Iowa in 1872 and didn't take on Coca Cola products until 1904. Since Elizabethtown was "started" in 1866 and pretty much abandoned by 1903 when a fire burned the town down, I'm deducing that these were not Coca Cola containers. In that time, Chesterman Company made its own sweetened soda water from homemade syrups. Flavors include: Lemon, Sarsaparilla, Vanilla, and Strawberry.