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Canadian Patents Issued

The article is a list of Canadian patents that were issued on March 20, 1893. It includes the names of the inventors, links to the patent, the titles of their inventions, and the patent numbers. Some of the inventions are:

Monday, 20th March 1893

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Advanced soft drink bottle manufacturing
Artist impression of the McLaughlins Excelsior
Bottle manufacturing development in Canada
Canadian patent applications in 1893

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Early soft drink bottle manufacturing in Canada began in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Soft drinks, also known as soda pop or pop, were becoming increasingly popular in North America and Canada. The first commercial soft drink bottling plant in Canada was established in 1892 by a man named John J. McLaughlin in Toronto. He started bottling a carbonated water drink called McLaughlin's Excelsior and later on, other flavors were added to the production line.

During that era, soft drink bottles were made of glass and were produced by glass manufacturing companies. The process of manufacturing glass bottles required a high degree of skill and precision, as the bottles needed to be able to withstand the pressure of carbonated liquids and be able to seal tight to prevent leaks. Initially, the bottles were made by blowing glass into a mold, which was a time-consuming and labor-intensive process.

As the demand for soft drinks increased, new technologies were developed to improve the efficiency of bottle production. For example, in the early 20th century, the Owens Automatic Bottle Machine was invented, which allowed for the mass production of glass bottles. This machine could produce up to 2,000 bottles per hour and greatly reduced the cost of production.

It's worth noting that the production of glass bottles for soft drinks was a significant industry in Canada for many years, but with the advent of plastic and aluminum cans in the later 20th century, the demand for glass bottles decreased.

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