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04-30-2013, 10:43 PM
I have a bottle that is embossed:
When I go online it directs me to a 1913 Denver Telephone book that says Megargee& Mallen pickle Mfrs
Can not find any other reference for it

Can anyone help? my e mail is daleschaul@hotmail.com


04-30-2013, 10:53 PM
Ok, it seems you have a pickle bottle, so what else ya want to know? Besides the town and years when made.

04-30-2013, 11:01 PM
Im wondering why I can't seem to find any information about the company and if the bottle is rare. Any info would be apprediated

04-30-2013, 11:08 PM
I doubt you'll find much about a pickle company outside of the city directories or old newspaper ads unless someone somewhere did a writeup about them and posted it online. There are millions of small companies from the TOC that only exist in city directories and in town hall paperwork.

I imagine a pickle bottle or Colorado collector might have interest, can you post a pic..

04-30-2013, 11:20 PM
Sorry folks, don't have the smarts to put a picture on line. maybe someone from Colorado will have some info.
It' s about 7 inches tall by about 2 inches wide by one and a half inches.
greenish glass
1 inch opening
embossing sideways on bottle

04-30-2013, 11:26 PM
Something similar to this example?


04-30-2013, 11:31 PM
shape is very similar, is this one also a pickle company?

04-30-2013, 11:34 PM
Yes, we call them pickles but they were meant for pickles, olives, relish or other condiments, very typical form... I wish I could help with the rarity or value on yours but as you can see from my signature I'm a NJ collector, I'm not sure we have much traffic from Colorado folks... Jim

04-30-2013, 11:37 PM
Thank you for all your information, I know a lot more than I did 20 minutes ago. I'll keep plugging away!

04-30-2013, 11:39 PM
Apparently they went into business around 1909 it is the earliest reference I can find at genealogybank.com in which I am a member of. Here are some ads and articles a couple not so flattering as they are accused of selling dirty filthy pickles.......... The picture is not to clear but the headline is


04-30-2013, 11:41 PM
OMG---- No wonder I can't seem to find out anything about them! Thank you very much!

04-30-2013, 11:41 PM
A week later June 11th 1911 ......... More trouble.....


04-30-2013, 11:43 PM
Holy crap Thanks Steve for all this!

04-30-2013, 11:45 PM
3 The Denver people were probably not to bothered by dirty pickles because in the Denver Post of 1918.......they were still in business selling more filthy food ketchup,olives,vinegar


04-30-2013, 11:46 PM
I see references to the company as early as 1899 on Google, sounds like the pickles might not have been so good...lol

Good stuff Steve[;)]

04-30-2013, 11:50 PM
And lastly in 1909 this is where it went all wrong for them.... they ran an ad looking for a good woman pickle packer......Now I dont know about all of you but most women are not good pickle handlers by nature........[8D] unless you train them correctly in the fine art of....[8|][8D][8D][sm=lol.gif][sm=lol.gif] Sorry I could resist.......


04-30-2013, 11:51 PM
I wonder if anybody collects their bottles after all this bad news. Maybe I should check at the library.

04-30-2013, 11:58 PM
Just having fun Dale I am sure it is a great bottle.March 3rd 1918.......


05-01-2013, 12:04 AM
No harm, no foul Steve. I am just so excited that this company has so much history, even if a bit of it is tainted. Thanks for all your hard work finding this stuff!

05-01-2013, 12:12 AM
One more Dale I think the Denver Post loves big headlines or is Denver just a wild and crazy place......Look at the various stories in 1911,insane patient escapes,picklegate,half not told about mine school, Pressman killed in holdup and a picture of Colorado's $200,000.00 pork barrel........geez nothing nice[8D]


I like the motto at the top opf the paper it should have read like this.......The most precious possession in life is good health. Eat moderately lots of dirty pickles,.....[8D]

05-01-2013, 12:15 AM
I have a niece in Denver, I'll have to ask her if this is still going on. Thanks again

05-01-2013, 12:20 AM
Allrighty then I am done good luck Dale email the pictures to epackage and he will post them for everyone to see.....he is our unofficial leader at ABN

05-01-2013, 12:25 AM
Anybody out there on Facebook? Maybe I can take a picture and put it on somebody's facebook page.

05-01-2013, 12:26 AM
Thanks again for all your help Steve!!

05-01-2013, 03:30 AM
Once again I applaud the members of this forum for their research expertise. You are a service to us all. I honestly, sicerely appreciate you all. I cannot do what you all do. THANX ![:D]

05-01-2013, 04:46 AM
It' s about 7 inches tall by about 2 inches wide by one and a half inches.
greenish glass
1 inch opening Thanks for posting and welcome to the forum.
The dimensions sound more like capers or something other that pickles. A picture would help a lot.

05-01-2013, 06:06 AM
I don't do facebook but I sent you an email you should be able to reply to with a photo. I'll post it when I see it. I don't put my mail address in a forum.

05-01-2013, 06:55 AM
I can relate to the filthy pickle thing.[8D]


05-03-2013, 04:23 PM
ORIGINAL: Steve/sewell


So it's always been about size!!

05-08-2013, 05:44 PM
I have pictures of that bottle on my facebook home page. how do I send them to you on email?