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Who writes these things?

" In 1886, a bottle of Coke cost a nickel. . . . . In 1899, . . . Coke was sold at soda fountains. But the lawyers were interested in this new idea: selling drinks in bottles."

So was Coke sold in bottles in 1886 or not?

No; according to Coke's historians, the first bottle of coke was sold in 1894. The author of this Planet Money summary probably just misspoke, or meant "the price of a bottle's worth of Coke".

That had me scratching my head as well... Ugh.

Can anyone actually shed some light on this conundrum?

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