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RICKJJ59W
09-27-2009, 08:45 PM
Tom ask me last year about the bee bottle.He said he was writing a biography on a small suburb of Philadelphia called Wyncote Pa.He said the bee bottle would be a good addition to his book.
Wm Selser was a bee keeper suppler from Wyncote.He was one of many interesting developers to live in that area.

I think I will try and get some privy digs lined up in Wyncote.There are many old homes in that town from the looks of this book! [:D]

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/7728/B4F1D6438C804D938639C1EF53484C83.jpg

RICKJJ59W
09-27-2009, 08:48 PM
Cover

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/7728/C81EE509EA394066AC33A2AB194CE6AC.jpg

GuntherHess
09-27-2009, 08:50 PM
nice to see history reconstructed.

RICKJJ59W
09-27-2009, 09:00 PM
Heres a little info on the honey man.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/7728/71834B96DA054A7B9CD9DB99DE1934E4.jpg

woody
09-27-2009, 09:02 PM
Congratulations, Rick.
It's good to see he gave you credit for the photo in his book.
Historical preservation...... got to love it!!!

RICKJJ59W
09-27-2009, 09:07 PM
Thanks Wood.
And a free book to boot! [:D]

LC
09-27-2009, 09:09 PM
The bee bottle has to be one of the neatest bottles I have seen in all my years of collecting bottles . Have you ever been able to document what the value of that bottle is , or is that one that will always be anyones guess as to value .

bottle_head9
09-27-2009, 09:16 PM
Excellent Rick![;)]

RICKJJ59W
09-27-2009, 09:27 PM
ORIGINAL: L C

The bee bottle has to be one of the neatest bottles I have seen in all my years of collecting bottles . Have you ever been able to document what the value of that bottle is , or is that one that will always be anyones guess as to value .



Anyones guess.Because everyone I talked to about it dosen't have a clue to the value.
It doesn't really matter,it will be on the shelf a while.[:D]

RedGinger
09-27-2009, 10:11 PM
Nice, Rick! You're always in some publication! Very exciting.

cobaltbot
09-27-2009, 10:17 PM
That's pretty cool. History, old bottles, history - gotta love it! Your find was pretty timely for that guy, must of been meant to happen when it did.

LC
09-27-2009, 10:29 PM
No , you are right , it doesnt really matter , just thought you might have found out something about it . I have done searches on it trying to see if I could find another one , but have always came up empty .

RICKJJ59W
09-27-2009, 10:40 PM
ORIGINAL: L C

No , you are right , it doesnt really matter , just thought you might have found out something about it . I have done searches on it trying to see if I could find another one , but have always came up empty .



LC It says in the caption on the page opposite of the bottle,that there are figural bee bottles on display.I should have tried to blow that pic up.It looks like there are rows of them.

JOETHECROW
09-27-2009, 11:13 PM
Nice addition to your "go withs" too, Rick...Interesting bottle and book.... Joe

pyshodoodle
09-27-2009, 11:47 PM
I like the archaeological dig part!!

You should give the book a plug on here too. How much/how to get it...

RICKJJ59W
09-28-2009, 07:07 AM
ORIGINAL: pyshodoodle

I like the archaeological dig part!!

You should give the book a plug on here too. How much/how to get it...




I will find out.I think you can get it at Barns & Noble. But I will ask him to make sure.

phil44
09-28-2009, 10:27 AM
Big Time! congrats!

FloridaRecycled
09-28-2009, 01:35 PM
That is SOOOO cool! Do you have a story/video here or on the net about the dig where you found that - with maybe some more pics?

Congrats...!

woody
09-28-2009, 02:20 PM
There is more pictures on this thread.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/forum/m-184935/mpage-1/key-bee%2Cbottle/tm.htm

glass man
09-28-2009, 04:29 PM
COOL RICK MAN! JAMIE

RICKJJ59W
09-28-2009, 06:01 PM
ORIGINAL: FloridaRecycled

That is SOOOO cool!¬* Do you have a story/video here or on the net about the dig where you found that - with maybe some more pics?

Congrats...!


I only took a few pix the day of the dig.Most of the pix I took,were when it was cleaned up. Here is a dirty Bee lol
its a bit blurry

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/7728/6407E1DC5DB54A80AFAB72E30DBA2703.jpg

RICKJJ59W
09-28-2009, 06:07 PM
Clean Bee

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/7728/9628F5E20FFA40FF8555B34D781551AE.jpg

FloridaRecycled
09-28-2009, 06:19 PM
Thanks for the pics!

Now from the story...it talked about his specialty product was leather...I can only assume that this bottle is from honey - right? Thank goodness that wasn't one of the things listed that they said he couldn't do! What a woohoo that guy was!

It's really a great bottle - and very detailed - I like that! ...and you've not seen it in any other book? We'll just have to be "busy bee's" and try and find another! Surely it has family out there (LOL)!

I just love all the digging stories - adventures - etc...and so appreciate everyone that shares them! We need to come up with a "BUMPER STICKER" for diggers...we can sell it for site support! Any idea's???

Jim
09-28-2009, 08:48 PM
Way to go, Rick! I love it when I am able to contribute to the study of local history like that. Now, Mr. Bee can be the buzz of the town, and everyone can see how cool he looks. That is one of the most interesting and detailed figural bottles I have seen. Bzzzzz.... ~Jim

RICKJJ59W
09-28-2009, 09:30 PM
ORIGINAL: FloridaRecycled

Thanks for the pics!

Now from the story...it talked about his specialty product was leather...I can only assume that this bottle is from honey - right?¬* Thank goodness that wasn't one of the¬*things listed that they said he couldn't do!¬* What a woohoo that guy was!

It's really a great bottle - and very detailed - I like that! ...and you've not seen it in any other book? ¬* We'll just have to be "busy bee's" and try and find another!¬* Surely it has family out there (LOL)!

I just love all the digging stories - adventures - etc...and so appreciate everyone that shares them!¬* We need to come up with a "BUMPER STICKER" for diggers...we can sell it for site support!¬* Any idea's???



I guess there wasn't a whole lot of info on Selser when he was in his honey hay days.The guy wrote what he had researched,and I guess that was all he found out.I thought the same thing ,goat leather gloves?? lol
"Life is like a privy you don't know what your going to get until the end"
Thats my sticker :-)

RICKJJ59W
09-28-2009, 09:36 PM
Thanks Jim bo..
Hows the digging going???

Jim
09-28-2009, 10:39 PM
Rained out all weekend [:@]. We have that stoney waiting, hopefully the weather cooperates and we can dig it this weekend. ~Jim

RICKJJ59W
09-29-2009, 06:53 AM
It rained here later in the day on sat we made it out to do some metal detecting with the Badger and his friend John.Got a few cool items.CW button,barber dime and a weird metal coupon from the 1920s.
(Good for 14 dollars off 10 gallons of Davis ever bright paint) I always get the weird s!@#$%t lol

RedGinger
09-29-2009, 09:13 AM
Rick, I tried to watch the vid, but you know my comp. Anyway, sounds like some good finds detecting! It's fun to mix it up sometimes.

RICKJJ59W
09-29-2009, 07:32 PM
ORIGINAL: Antiquenut



ORIGINAL: RICKJJ59W



It doesn't really matter,it will be on the shelf a while.[:D]





That is really great Rick! That book would make an excellent backdrop for the bottle.(now get the book signed)[;)]Congratulations,you made history!



It was signed when Tom mailed it to me.
It is a pretty interesting little town Wyncote Pa.
Yeah yeah I read book's once in a while [8D]

Thomas J Wieckowski
Making Marathon
A history of early Wyncote
INFINITY Publishing co
www.buybooksontheweb.com
Toll Free (877) BUY BOOK

FloridaRecycled
09-30-2009, 06:03 PM
Rick,

Check out this link...go down alphabetically and you will see Selser...he has articles posted about the bee keeping...

http://bees.library.cornell.edu/b/bees/browse/articles/arts-sedgwickwh.html#sedgwickwh

FloridaRecycled
09-30-2009, 06:54 PM
Here is an article from June 21, 1900 talking about him having typhoid fever...at the top of the pages they have a content search...for the American Bee Journal - a weekly publication - and he always had an ad in each one - He ran the Woodcliff Apiary, near Jenkintown...one of the biggest and best in area...I now know more about bee's than I ever thought I would...interesting though...there are a lot of advertisements, etc...for various things...there was an article from a Dr McClen regarding Eucalyptus honey (and the benefits of it)...wanted to help plant eucalyptus in the Chicago area to keep people healthier...

Anyhoo...

http://bees.library.cornell.edu/cgi/t/text/pageviewer-idx?c=bees;cc=bees;q1=selser;rgn=full%20text;idno= 6366245_6474_025;didno=6366245_6474_025;view=image ;seq=0009;node=6366245_6474_025%3A2.11

FloridaRecycled
09-30-2009, 07:15 PM
Last one...I promise...

This article is about using glass containers over wood or tin for table use...

http://bees.library.cornell.edu/cgi/t/text/pageviewer-idx?c=bees;cc=bees;q1=selser;rgn=full%20text;idno= 6366245_6474_028;didno=6366245_6474_028;view=image ;seq=0003;node=6366245_6474_028%3A2.4

RICKJJ59W
10-01-2009, 09:23 PM
yeah I came across the Bee Journal a while back. There was a lot about A Root.He was bee keeper suppler out in Ohio.Selser was on vine st in Philly at one pont, he got his goods from Root by rail.

Good link