Coca Cola’s iconic glass bottle is recognized across the globe, but the design has its roots right here in Indiana.
the world…. and has its roots right here in indiana. > >ericka:that famous glass coca-cola bottle was first created in terre haute. us the story of the man who created an international icon. > >reporter:125 years after coca-cola first started quenching thirsts…. company executives joined governor mitch daniels and other indiana leaders to thank terre haute. coke’s contour glass bottle. > >”it is iconic ” > >reporter:it was 25-year old earl dean who came up with the winning design. he was working at the root glasscola held a bottle design contest > >”mr root sent his committee to the library to look for some ideas for the design of the bottle and they saw the cocoa pod. ” ” and they saw their inspiration in the encyclopedia and earl made a quick sketch of that pod in that book ” “and the only problem with the bottle was it was a little too fat to go through the machinery ” > >reporter