Your 100% correct Marty, there are not many young people interested in old stuff, they all want to buy from Ikea, use it and throw it away. I have a lot of stuff mostly old being I have collected for almost 50 years. The good stuff is never hard to sell, so my advice to any aspiring collector is...
I have eight Canadian quart Sodas, 5 are blob top, 3 are handmade crown top.
3 - blob top Pilgrim Bros. from Hamilton all different.
1 - R.S. Dunlop from Brantford, blob top
1 - Hamilton Bros. Galt Ontario
1 - J. J. McLaughlin hygea waters Toronto
1 - York Springs, blob top
1 - Cummer & Sons...
The newest offering from Maple Leaf Auction started today and is over on May 2nd at 6:00 pm. www.mapleleafauctions.com . There is some really nice items up for auction. Scott runs a good sale and is on line only.
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Blueing? I’m not familiar with that term.
Hi cat bluing was used to make your laundry whites whiter. Your mother may have used it. My mother did, she would just wave the bar of bluing in the wash tub.
Never seen a quart hutch, do not think we have one in Canada at least not that I have seen in almost 50 years of collecting. Good finds and nice to have a bottle tumbler. You can pick up some nice bottles that need fixing.
What you have is a glass cane, these were often made at glasshouse to show the blowers skill. It is missing about 18" of length. They are quite collectable and quite sought after. I have included a screen shot from google images and it shows the handle of your cane pretty much.
Sorry to say but I did not find this beer, my wife did. She was out for a walk in our woods and just laying on the ground was this blob beer. It is Silver Creek Brewery Guelph, this is a precursor to the Sleeman Brewery from Guelph. Cleaned up very nice and had the wire bale in tact and working.