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2007/11/16 13:38:08 (permalink)

Where did it come from?

Hi All -
 
I'm trying to find where this bottle came from.  It's a 7.5 inch light aqua blob with smooth base.  The embossing reads  ELM CITY/BOTTLING WORKS.
 
This bottle was purchased by a friend of mine at a bottle show here in Maine several years ago.  There was an Elm City Bottling Co. in Waterville, Maine but that only went back as far as 1923 so I don't think the bottle is from this area.  Anyone out there recognize it as coming from their neck of the woods?
 
Thanks - Sam

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    capsoda
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    RE: Where did it come from? 2007/11/16 14:49:43 (permalink)
    There is an Elm City in NC, New Haven CT is known as Elm City and there is a brewery and resturant right near you in Keene called the Elm City Brewery. Seems like an odd name for a Keene brewery. They may have some unknown little piece of history they could share with you. Worth a try.

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    Sam_MaineBottles
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    RE: Where did it come from? 2007/11/20 12:20:56 (permalink)
    Thanks for the info on the Elm City bottle Warren, that helps narrow down the search some.
     
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    bamascavenger
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    RE: Where did it come from? 2007/11/21 15:57:36 (permalink)
    Too funny, You actually wrote a book about Maine Bottlers and you have to ask?
    Just kidding! Nice old bottle. Did you really author a book though, If so, You gotta update it now. LOL

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    Sam_MaineBottles
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    RE: Where did it come from? 2007/11/21 16:29:28 (permalink)
    In my first post I said I didn't think the bottle was from Maine.  capsoda's reference to Keene was Keene, New Hampshire not Maine. I feel it's safe to say it's not a Maine bottle, I was mostly curious if anyone knew where it did come from.

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    RE: Where did it come from? 2007/11/21 23:51:05 (permalink)
    Oh well, open mouth insert foot. Misunderstood.
    Have a great turkey day!

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    RE: Where did it come from? 2007/12/07 08:34:20 (permalink)
    I stay about 10 minutes away from Elm City, NC.  The only bottle I know of from there is the "Cocktail Special" from the early 1900's.  A pretty rare bottle itself.
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    RE: Where did it come from? 2007/12/07 09:13:21 (permalink)
    Elm was a very common tree in NE and most towns have at least a street named Elm. The trees just about got wiped out by Dutch Elm Disease. Most of them were gone by the 1970's.

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    RE: Where did it come from? 2010/04/10 13:03:12 (permalink)
    i believe the bottle in from new haven, ct
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    RE: Where did it come from? 2010/04/13 12:25:18 (permalink)
    i've got one of these on ebay for anyone who's interested.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120555273313&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT
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