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Bottle-shaped autos rolled around York County

One of two bottle-shaped cars that rolled around York County three-quarters of a century ago.

Two Springettsbury Township icons made the news over the weekend.

York Sunday News readers received a tour of historic East York.

Saturday readers also gained news about the closing of the Coca-Cola bottling plant, which had joined nearby East York in the outskirts of York when scarcely anything else was out there.

In memory of the Coke plant, here’s a trivia question concerning another bottler that effectively called attention to itself during the heyday of local bottlers: … .

Q. The Street Rods attract gawkers today, but this vehicle and a sister car were two of the most eye-catching vehicles seen in the county earlier this century.

A. G.F. Plitt & Son, holder of the local Nehi beverage franchise, used two bottle-shaped cars for advertising. One was shaped like a bottle of Nehi; the other Chero Cola. The Nehi car was donated for scrap during World War II. The fate of the other car has not been determined.

Also of interest:

Hart-Krafts of York, Pa.: ‘Most of the trucks were used and abused’

This REO Speedwagon delivery truck is thought to have rolled through the streets of York, Pa.