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kybluegrass
11-07-2007, 12:23 PM
My dad got the G.W./Gen. Taylor flask in a box of stuff in an auction, I bought the blue flask from an antique shop for $5. Anyone know anything about these?


https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/8760/2B32399A2CD642A9901905E0681BB459.jpg

kybluegrass
11-07-2007, 12:24 PM
Where it was made.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/8760/18D680E72E74447489EA8F84F0EC1A84.jpg

kybluegrass
11-07-2007, 12:25 PM
Bottom

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/8760/91E94738A87D4E3B92265F8707284915.jpg

cowseatmaize
11-07-2007, 12:25 PM
Sorry, definately repro. Still better that $5 though. People love the amethyst. it looks like they ground out the bottom to fake an IP but that screams Clevenger at me.

kybluegrass
11-07-2007, 12:27 PM
top

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/8760/08EA3E1C5DF94CE8BBAAEE3D4C1DFB4F.jpg

kybluegrass
11-07-2007, 12:28 PM
The other bottle

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/8760/A039E32C5B8747A9BF7342093893F119.jpg

kybluegrass
11-07-2007, 12:29 PM
bottom

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/8760/FF46EC9926B34DAFB87A4143CCB4F9D6.jpg

kybluegrass
11-07-2007, 12:30 PM
top

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/8760/E4B97DBA6FC84376A701B631F7BD0753.jpg

kybluegrass
11-07-2007, 12:31 PM
I think it's pretty.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/8760/4D58ACFDBE2744338DE9C4752D7E481A.jpg

kybluegrass
11-07-2007, 12:32 PM
ORIGINAL: cowseatmaize

Sorry, definately repro. Still better that $5 though. People love the amethyst. it looks like they ground out the bottom to fake an IP but that screams Clevenger at me.




How can you tell? Educate me!! [:)]

I paid $5 for the blue one.....I don't know what the Taylor flask cost, it was in a crate of other stuff purchased at auction.

may48185
11-07-2007, 12:54 PM
wish I could help ya out but I dont know much about bottles , they are really pretty though very unique

cowseatmaize
11-07-2007, 03:30 PM
The lip is way to straight. That was before I saw the seam going all the way up and then fired off. The indent on the bottom is nowhere near what an original would have. Seeing the lip reminds me more of Empire than Clevenger but I'll stick with the Clev.
The next is probably a lestoil from the 70's. It looks machine made. it could be an Ezra Brooks.
Here's a starter link for repro's courtest of Digger (John) Odell.

http://www.bottlebooks.com/Repros/More%20Repos/more_reproductions.htm

RICKJJ59W
11-07-2007, 05:06 PM
Both are repros.

kungfufighter
11-07-2007, 05:27 PM
The Washington-Taylor is a reproduction for sure but I think that the blue eagle flask is better described as a fantasy bottle in that there has not been an attempt made to replicate a period flask. It is, as correctly stated by Eric, simply a decorative flask from the 1970s.