Dr. Brown's Celery Tonic Syrup Line Glass

Circa Size  Value
Early   $40.00


  This vintage syrup line glass is shown in the 1996 Petretti's Soda Pop Collectors Guide on page 204.
 Years ago, celery seed was a widely used ingredient in soft drinks.

Dr. Brown's Celery Tonic was first created in 1868 in Brooklyn, NY and has been bottled and sold since at least 1886. Legend states that Dr. Brown first created his celery tonic for immigrant children on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, NY, but there is little information about whether he even existed. Around 1925, the name was changed to Cel-Ray soda pop due to government regulations about the use of the word tonic.

In 1928, Schoneberger & Noble, the owners of the Dr. Brown's brand, merged with the Carl Schultz Corp. and Brownie Corp. (makers of Brownie Chocolate Drink) to form the American Beverage Corp. in the hopes of being able to market their products nationwide. The Brownie drink is long gone and Dr. Brown's Cel-Ray is difficult to find outside of the New York City area. The company is owned by Canada Dry Bottling Co. of New York.

0320130900 - 2 ( extra glass is quite faded )