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2007/02/25 19:46:04 (permalink)

Wm B.RIKER & SON Co

Does anyone know about this chemist bottle,i know very little,i am unable to find it listed in any books,not sure what it contained/value/rarety?

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    richf
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    RE: Wm B.RIKER & SON Co 2007/02/26 00:32:11 (permalink)
    I don't know anything about the bottle, but love the photo!
    Rich
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    RE: Wm B.RIKER & SON Co 2007/02/26 06:08:38 (permalink)
    thanks richf,i hope someone out there does.
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    RE: Wm B.RIKER & SON Co 2007/02/26 08:00:36 (permalink)
    Bermuda,
    Pictures are good but also report the embossments and any other bottom marks.  The more you can give us the better our chances of identity.
     
    The lips looks to be a flat applied which would date it sometime in the later 1800's, before the turn of the century.
    Joel
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    RE: Wm B.RIKER & SON Co 2007/02/26 08:26:25 (permalink)
    I've also seen a Riker's from NY that was a perfume.  Small green hourglass shaped bottle
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    RE: Wm B.RIKER & SON Co 2007/02/26 15:38:00 (permalink)
    This is just an educated guess, but Wm. Riker may have later been a partner in the Riker-Hegeman drug store chain of New York. There are some very collectible embossed Riker-Hegeman bottles. Nice find, I haven't seen that one before. ~Jim

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    RE: Wm B.RIKER & SON Co 2007/02/26 17:02:02 (permalink)
    Thanks for the help guys,it's the only one i have seen in any variant,nice bottle to have in my collection.I will keep on diving.
     
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    RE: Wm B.RIKER & SON Co 2007/02/26 18:08:52 (permalink)
    Wasn't he a captain on Star Trek?
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    RE: Wm B.RIKER & SON Co 2008/01/20 10:46:42 (permalink)
    This bottle has no embossments or markings on the base,still need help with info on this bottle.
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    RE: Wm B.RIKER & SON Co 2008/01/20 12:27:10 (permalink)
    i picked up this one and  had a thread on it i think it was 3$ at a yard sale..its labled riker hedgman


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    RE: Wm B.RIKER & SON Co 2008/01/21 16:23:38 (permalink)
    Thanks for the info Lobeycat,this bottle must be rare.I have done a lot of research and can't find one like this.Your info is great,i'll keep searching.
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    RE: Wm B.RIKER & SON Co 2008/01/21 16:51:26 (permalink)
    Hegeman was a pretty big NY chemist co. Shouldnt be too hard to find info on them. 

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    RE: Wm B.RIKER & SON Co 2008/01/21 18:24:06 (permalink)
    Could it be the same Riker who later joined with Jayne? Riker-Jaynes Drug Stores were a large druggist firm.
    Ep

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    RE: Wm B.RIKER & SON Co 2008/01/21 18:33:57 (permalink)
    full view with lip. BIM,

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    RE: Wm B.RIKER & SON Co 2008/02/20 12:05:05 (permalink)
    Here is another Rikers I picked up.
     
    3 and 3/4 inches, clear with an embossed Mortar & Pestle and Rikers (with the R inside the M&P. 

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    RE: Wm B.RIKER & SON Co 2008/02/20 12:07:12 (permalink)
    I am still not sure if this is the same Riker that Lobe researched. I do find quite a few Rikers druggist bottles here and there.
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