Bottling Soda Pop in Kamloops (ca. 1937)

In the late 1930s, Vancouver filmmaker Alfred E. Booth (1892-1977) visited the BC interior several times to record the sights and scenery for use in his travel films.  On a visit to Kamloops, he filmed the operations of Silver Tip Bottlers, a local firm at 375 Lorne Street that bottled and distributed soda pop.  The sequence shows up on the archival compilation reel “[Kamloops] : [footage and out-takes]“, one of 39 reels that make up the Alfred E. Booth fonds in the BC Archives film collection.

Workers are shown sterilizing the pop bottles before filling them, presumably with one of Silver Tip’s two flavours — lemon and lime.  Boxes of the bottled pop are delivered to Antonio Bordignon’s grocery store, located (just down the block, apparently) at 338 Lorne Street, where two little girls look on with great interest.  At the end of the sequence, the delivery man pops the caps on two bottles and presents them to his young admirers.

Two young ladies of Kamloops enjoy Silver Tip sodas, ca. 1937-39. (A video frame grab from )

Two young ladies of Kamloops enjoy Silver Tip sodas, ca. 1937-39. (A digital frame grab from V1995:01/013.01)

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