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04-25-2008, 04:15 PM
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04-28-2008, 03:18 PM
I know!

It's a Williamsons& Co Manufacturing Chemist- Ink Bottle. These bottles are frequently found in Md. There is a Williamson and Co. Man. Chemist listed in Frederick Md. that produced a variety of bottles embossed with Frederick Md. on them . I think it's the same Co. I dug one in the same color in Baltimore years ago. It has embossed inkwells books etc. on it. They come in aqua and teal, quart and pint size.

Gunther Hess probably has bottles from this company listed on his site, perhaps even this ink. It is in the ink book.

04-28-2008, 04:38 PM
Yes, Phil wins...
It was a Frederick company. The master ink wasnt marked Frederick but the pharmacy bottles are. I dont have one [:(] But I'll post a photo. If anyone has one they want to trade let me know. I would love to have one.


04-28-2008, 10:21 PM
That is one sweet ink bottle!Dig 3 of em J.

04-28-2008, 11:13 PM
Wow! That was a sweetie. Thanks a bunch Phil, it's been driving me crazy, and Gunth for the pic. What's the manufacturing date on them?

04-29-2008, 08:37 AM
Mine came out of a 1880s dump around Baltimore. I'd date it 1870's because of the umbrella, the quill and the other ink(whatever it is) embossed on it. These were becoming obsolete by the late 80's.

I ended up selling it for 150. five years ago. I miss having it but you can't collect everything.

I have a theory about Williamson's Co.! Not sure if anyone except Gunther wants to talk about the Md. Farhney's.

10-11-2010, 11:34 AM
A friend of mine has this J.A. Williamson master ink. It's a beautiful example. She was wanting to know a value of it, and I told her i'd try to find out. It's probably in O'dells guide but i don't have it. It's around 9" tall. It looks exactly like the one in the pic that Matt posted. I have Matt's cd, but we moved not long ago and i've still got alot of stuff to unpack. Anyone have an idea?

All the best,

10-11-2010, 09:16 PM
I got to hold a labeled example at the Shupps grove show over the summer and the label confirms it is a Frederick bottle.


10-12-2010, 02:12 PM
The cobalt neck shoulder fragment is an Underwood's master ink. They came half pint, pint, and quart all in the same form, sort of shaped like a cruet.

Jim G