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UncleBruce
01-19-2014, 01:48 PM
Shared these mini beers on Facebook. The INDIANAPOLIS mini (4") shown is my only embossed crown and I believe to be a very difficult specimen to collect.[attachment=minis2.jpg]

ScottBSA
01-19-2014, 04:27 PM
Enough for two six packs. Really cute. Are most of them eastern in nature?

UncleBruce
01-19-2014, 04:54 PM
Are most of them eastern in nature? Coast to coast actually and parts in between.

cobaltbot
01-19-2014, 08:44 PM
very nice, quite the variety, you said they sometimes gave them away at fairs?

UncleBruce
01-19-2014, 09:58 PM
... they sometimes gave them away at fairs? Yes, the 1909 Seattle worlds fair is where many of the RAINIER minis come from. I have seen one with a label indicating its origin. Have hopes of one day securing one for my collection. These also had beer in them and were secured with a cork and small wire so I am guessing maybe they were intended for consumption.http://brucemobley.com/beerbottlelibrary/wa/seattle/rainier01.jpg

yooper
01-21-2014, 10:22 AM
i have an indianapolis brewing co. amber bottle that looks like #8 on the indiana section of that beer site.mine says root on the bottom and i've had it at least 30 years and it's collecting dust in the basement

cacarpetbagger
01-21-2014, 10:13 PM
Great "little" collection.

PoisonBottleGuy
01-21-2014, 11:41 PM
What kind of paint can I use to bring out the embossing on my medicines? Something that can one day be removed.

UncleBruce
01-22-2014, 09:00 PM
What kind of paint can I use to bring out the embossing on my medicines? Something that can one day be removed. I use these type pens (Elmers brand) both fine tip and medium. They are sold in hobby stores. I use toothpicks to clean around the edges of the lettering after the highlighting sets up a bit. If I need to remove it is use nail polish remover. If there is a lot of high point wear on the lettering I will dip the bottle or brush it with acrylic floor wax. That will fill in the roughness on worn lettering and make it easier to remove paint later if you choose to. I am lazy so I like easy. [attachment=Paint Pens.JPG]