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twh1475
06-20-2009, 12:13 AM
Hi! I am new here. Found your group thru Google. I am trying to find info on a thrift store find. I found a pale lavender/purple bottle with the marking on the bottom: Armours Topnotch Brand Chicago, I was only able to find one mention of it, saying it was a brand of ketchup, no info on when, where, etc. Any info you could supply would be helpful. I will try posting a pic as soon as I find my digital camera, just got finished moving...Thanks Tim

twh1475
06-20-2009, 12:57 AM
Hey Antiquenut, Thanks! yes that is the marking on my bottle, although mine is a complete bottle. Tim

cyberdigger
06-20-2009, 12:59 AM
Tim, meet Tim... Tim, meet Tim.. I'm ..Charlie[;)]
..it sounds like your ketchup bottle might be "sun-colored amethyst" ..originally clear glass which turns purple from exposure to radiation, either from the sun or your local dentist.. looking forward to seeing a pic!

twh1475
06-20-2009, 01:08 AM
Hi Charlie,

Nice to meet you and thanks for the introductions...hehehe

Tim

capsoda
06-20-2009, 01:10 AM
Armour Foods is still in business. Love their potted meat. Your bottle probably held a meat spread for making sandwiches. My mom told me about my aunt making my uncle's lunch sandwiches with meat spread. They didn't have plastic zip lock bags. Check out the link. Probably not too rare though.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armour_and_Company

cc6pack
06-20-2009, 01:31 AM
This may help some

http://books.google.com/books?id=R6CorxewXrYC&pg=RA1-PA38&dq=%22Armours+Top+Notch+Brand%22&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html

twh1475
06-20-2009, 01:32 AM
Hi Warren, Trying to post a pic, but no luck so far. Couldn't have been meat spread, bottle is approx 9 1/2 inches tall with narrow neck like a soda bottle. Search the Armour websites, etc couldn't find any mention of the topnotch brand

Tim

capsoda
06-20-2009, 01:36 AM
Then it would be rare because I can't find a reference to Armour ketchup. They did do meat sauces. Seen a billion of the Armour jars.

What kind of problem you having loading a picture?

Oh yeah....Welcome to the forum.

cyberdigger
06-20-2009, 01:38 AM
A pic of the lip will tell us if it'a soda or ketchup.. I'm getting curious enough to come back here tomorrow.. oh wait I do that anyway.. please post a pic, Tim![;)]

capsoda
06-20-2009, 01:45 AM
Ketchups used crown cork lips like sodas and some sodas used straight collars like ketchup. Did I say that right. I'M SO CONFUSED!!!!

twh1475
06-20-2009, 01:45 AM
I recently moved and can't find my digial camera, I have pic I took with my cellphone, so not very good I'm afraid, but here it is.

Tim

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/11105/86ED85C129A549EF8BA9CE91B0C541D7.jpg

cyberdigger
06-20-2009, 01:47 AM
Well, the lip looks like a crown top beverage.. seems to have a mug base maybe? BTW I moved 6 weeks ago and I still don't know where half my stuff is anymore![;)]

twh1475
06-20-2009, 01:49 AM
Ok I'm very new to all this so need to ask, what's a mug base??

cyberdigger
06-20-2009, 01:51 AM
Instead of being round, it has "sides" ..8 or 10 flat areas instead of a curve..

twh1475
06-20-2009, 01:52 AM
Oh I see, no flat sides on this bottle,

capsoda
06-20-2009, 01:53 AM
How tall and how wide across the bottom? They made everything you can imagine from meat by products so it will be hard to say for sure what was in your bottle.

The made the first deodorant soap, Dial.

twh1475
06-20-2009, 01:58 AM
check out this link in cc6pack's reply, lists page from 1912 ad

capsoda
06-20-2009, 02:07 AM
I would have never guessed grape juice. [sm=lol.gif] That is pretty cool. Looks like you got a great find. Gather all the info you can and next time one shows up you will be the expert. [;)]

Wish I'd seen CC's post sooner. How did I miss that???