Nesbitt's Sign, circa 1950

Summary

The Nesbitt Fruit Products Company was founded in 1924. In 1927, the company began producing orange-flavored syrup for soda fountains and, in 1938, the company started bottling it -- featuring 10% California orange juice. Nesbitt's was later franchised to independent bottling companies both nationally and internationally. From Disneyland's 1955 opening into the 1960s, Nesbitt's was the park's "Official" Orange Drink.

The Nesbitt Fruit Products Company was founded in 1924. In 1927, the company began producing orange-flavored syrup for soda fountains and, in 1938, the company started bottling it -- featuring 10% California orange juice. Nesbitt's was later franchised to independent bottling companies both nationally and internationally. From Disneyland's 1955 opening into the 1960s, Nesbitt's was the park's "Official" Orange Drink.

Artifact

Advertising sign

Date Made

circa 1950

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

86.129.12

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Steel (Alloy)
Baked enamel

Technique

Lithography

Color

Orange (Color)
White (Color)
Blue

Dimensions

Height: 83.75 in  (confirmed CMD)

Width: 22.25 in  (confirmed CMD)

Inscriptions

Script on 'bottlecap': NESBITT'S Script on bottleneck: NESBITT'S Script on center label: NESBITT'S / OF / CALIFORNIA

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