Today the Blenko water bottle is widely recognized as an iconic design that blends both form and function. The bottle's design was largely dictated by necessity. In 1938 the water bottle’s shape first appeared and was made to fit into the narrow door shelves of the then relatively new “electric icebox”. The electric icebox is known today as a refrigerator.
The narrow shape with two pouring spouts and center indentation that made for easy handling fit well in those early refrigerator doors.
The number 384, indicating it was the fourth design introduced in 1938, has been produced by Blenko at our Milton, WV factory almost non-stop since that first year.