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1950s and 60s - the end of a Pee-Wee Soda crate used for shipping bottles
1950's and 60's Courtesy of Daniel Worth

1950's and 60's - the end of a Pee-Wee Soda crate used for shipping bottles

Hialeah, Florida


Thank you to Daniel Worth for contributing this old image.


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JennW 22-Jul-2014 23:53
I want this crate!! I just lost it on ebay, and really looking for another from my hometown :( Anyone know of a listing for one that says "pee wee, a good and short" on it?? PLEASEEEEE let me know :) Thanks so much
Ben Godwin 29-Jan-2014 04:37
Now this website brings back many fond memories. My late father owned a neighborhood grocery store at the corner of 57th Ct and Flagler St. It was called the Flagler Park Grocery. Dad would always allow me to invite my school friends to come with me to his store after school for sodas, candy, and/or comic books. He had a large Coca Cola ice chest that was filled with chopped ice and a variety of sodas. Among the drinks he sold were Pee Wees. I think they sold for a nickle apiece and there was no "deposit" for the bottles.The flavors I remember were: Orange; Lime; Cherry; Grape; and Strawberry. These were by far the very best fruit flavored drinks (aside from Nehi's) that I ever tasted. Trouble was they were so small (about 4oz) that after three gulps they were gone. Far too bad they are no longer available.
Guest 01-Dec-2013 21:07
I remember the little bottles of Pee Wee drinks in the mid 50's in Utica, NY. My parents always purchased these by the case when we had birthday parties. They were great. Grape and Orange were the only flavors. I would love to get a bottle Pee Wee now.
Lisa Hoffman 13-Mar-2013 00:50
Wow! I haven't thought of Pee Wee's in such a long time. I lived in Miami from 1955 to 1981 - when I was at Citrus Grove Junior High, I used to go to the little store (City Line) and buy the grape Pee Wee's!!

Thanks for the memories!
armando perez 22-May-2012 00:22
Don how much you are selling the PEE WEE collection that you have.?
thanks
armando135@aol.com
armando perez 22-May-2012 00:17
Hi , I have been searching for something like this for a long time. I grew up in Miami . I used to buy PEE WEE at school lunch Ada Merritt Jr. High. is there plastic bottles or something like it. A photo of it at least will be great.
We having a re union in a couple of month and I would love to show them a photo or something.
My eamail is armando135@aol.com
thanks
any help will be great.
Armando
Guest 15-Jan-2012 12:58
Here's some Pee Wee history I dug up...

Word Mark PEE-WEE A Goods and Services (EXPIRED) NON-ALCOHOLIC MALTLESS BEVERAGE SOLD AS A SOFT DRINK. FIRST USE: 1947. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 1947 Filing Date October 8, 1947 Registration Date January 25, 1949 Owner (REGISTRANT) ROCHESTER SODA WATER COMPANY, INC. CORPORATION NEW YORK 35 THOMAS STREET ROCHESTER 5 NEW YORK
Robbin Learned 21-Aug-2011 23:39
Pee Wee Fruit Drinks, in The Little Tiny Bottle : I Loved those Drinks !!!!!! Ice Cold : They were so Delicious . I Sure Drank My Fair Share of them, in My Old Neighborhood of Sun Tan Village. One Sip, and it was gone, But at like 2 Cent, or 4 Cents A Bottle : who could Complain ???? Not Me !!!!! I had My Pee Wee Drinks, at The U Totem Store , on East 9th Street, just North Of Lejeune Road, and at The Famous CANDY STORE, on East 6th Avenue, and East 9th Street, by Hialeah Elementary School, and Burger King. I Remember these Flavors Of Pee Wee : Grape, Lemon Lime, Cherry, & Pineapple . There may have been other Flavors, But I can't Recall anymore right now. I mainly had Pee Wee Drinks, in The 50's, as A Little Kid. I Remember that The Bottles of Pee Wee : Looked As Good , as they tasted. Very Refreshing Looking, and Tasting.
Don Boyd15-Feb-2011 15:30
Karen, that's interesting. Unfortunately I'm in a disposal stage of my life and not the collecting stage.

Don, I would research on the net to see if there are bottle collecting websites and see what they say about selling collections. There may be a site other than eBay where collectors can get more for their bottles than on eBay. If not try eBay and you may luck out where serious collectors get the bidding up on some of your items because you have something they really want. How about taking some photos of your rare bottles and sending them to me so I can post them on here? Thanks.

Don
Don 15-Feb-2011 01:08
We have a wooden case and a card board case with 5 bottles. My husband has been a bottle collecter and is ready to sell his collection. Where should he start?
Karen 27-Mar-2010 18:07
I found this site researching PeeWee soda. I have a 6 pack with carrier that I'm putting up on eBay. Just thought I'd let you know.
Don Boyd02-Oct-2009 02:13
Mary, thank you for the information on Pee-Wee being distributed out of Rochester, NY. They may have had a bottling plant in Hialeah at some point in time and thus the Hialeah name on the shipping crate. I've been to the 'Little Italy' section of Endicott due to numerous visits to Vestal in the 70's (first wife's hometown) and I sure miss eating Spiedies!

Don
Mary 01-Oct-2009 20:52
Pee Wee orange soda was invented and distributed by a company in Rochester, NY. They distributed it to Rochester and Binghamton, NY areas and to Hialeah in Florida. It's funny that my husband and I were just talking today about Pee Wee soda that came in the small bottles. I still used to buy it by the case in the 70s from a tiny beverage distributor located in 'Little Italy' in Endicott, NY. On a lark, I did a search that lead me here. Like the rest of you, I wish they still made Pee Wee soda. It was like having a small taste of Heaven. Mmmmmm........
MARY 09-Sep-2009 19:32
HI, MY NAME IS MARY AND I WAS BORN IN MIAMI,FLORIDA IN 1948.I LOVED THE PEEWEE DRINK, NOT TO LONG AGO I WAS AT A THRIFT STORE AND SEEN THE PEEWEE BOTTLE AND BOUGHT IT.IT JUST BRINGS SO MANY GOOD THOUGHTS WHEN I WAS A CHILD AND DRINKING THE PEEWEE'S .WISH I COULD FIND SOME MORE BOTTLES.
stephen ziers 02-Sep-2009 01:37
As my kids like to say "back in the day" 1960s we would collect empty pop bottles take them to lincon's deli on W 29th st. and cash them in for Pee Wee's. It was a local sub shop that was owned by a family named Glick, they lived in an apartment in the back of the store and when Mr. Glick retired his son Jerry ran it until it closed. I think thats where I got my taste for hot peppers. Saturdays after mowing a yard or collecting bottles at the nurmous construction sites us kids would go down and get a sub and several Pee Wee's.
Guest 12-Jun-2009 21:01
I am from Rochester NY and we also had the Pee-Wee soda. I do not remember the crate however I do remeber going to the corner store and getting the soda for .03 cents. I would love to find just one bottle for memory sake.
Guest 21-May-2009 19:31
Hi Lily, I am so happy that I found this website!! I googled Pee Wee soda and low and behold I finally found the proof I needed that I wasn't imaging things. I have asked people for years if they remember Pee Wee soda, and they just look at me like I'm nuts. I was born in Hialeah in 1960. My parents were born there also, and went to hialeah High. I remember drinking these little sodas as a child and always remembered how they looked and the name. Even people I know from Miami, don't remember them. I loved the cherry. I wish I could find a crate like this one. Lori
Lily 23-Apr-2009 02:16
It's funny... I have talked about Pee-Wees for years but no one remembered them. Now I know why! They were made in Hialeah so they must have been a small production. Gee, they were sweet and tasty and quite a novelty drink. Fun and cute little bottles that all the children loved! I liked the red ones best. *^.^*