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They appear to all be 1970s commemorative flasks, often put out by Wheaton Glass Co.
02-17-2019, 01:15 PM
It's a blob-top. I never found much on it other than that he was a general bottler. If I recall, he was active from the 1880s to early 1900s. You can PM me if interested for more photos, or I can...
02-17-2019, 12:49 PM
I just wanted to say, I love the depth of research going on here. There's not much more thrilling that discovering things that haven't been known for 100 years.
02-16-2019, 06:22 PM
It's not the Flint I'll be at. It's the Grand Rapids one on February 23rd.
I'm afraid that I dunno any sources for Mexican bottles.
02-16-2019, 06:08 PM
Leon, I have one Grand Haven beer or soda. G.H. is down the road from me. Hah hah.
We hope to see you at the G.R. show.
02-15-2019, 04:11 PM
I'd not call 50-year-old antique. In America, most museums consider century-old antique. In places like England, antique is more like 200 years old. I suppose it's all relative, but I'd say the...
02-14-2019, 04:28 PM
Leon, it would definitely be good to see you, but not much Detroit stuff you don't already have comes there. I only have a decanter from Detroit that I thought I sold but refound. Silver Rye, or...
02-14-2019, 04:26 PM
The example I have left isn't the nicest of them. It's small, clear, stained, and only shoulder-embossed "U.S.A. Hosp. Dep't." It doesn't even sit straight due to how it was made. I can offer you it...
I do like branded porcelain stoppers and think they'd make a neat collection, but they are, as others are saying, hard to find in good condition on their lonesome. I've only dug up one intact, myself.
02-14-2019, 03:47 PM
They were made by Owen-Illinois, which dropped the wings on their symbol
in the later 1950s, from what I recall.
The 6, as it sits where the date-code usually sits, probably,...
I feel like this is actually more costly for a company, as this would require a secondary machine to produce versus doing it all on one with the old metal tops.
I still prefer glass, myself. :P
02-13-2019, 06:25 PM
Screwtop, yes, I do have one Union U.S.A. "Hospital Department" bottle left. It was used in portable hospitals and military bases during the Civil War. I can send a photograph if you'd like, but I'll...
02-13-2019, 05:28 PM
Your bottle does not appear to have a date-code. My bottles were made by Owen-Illinois and Glenshaw, which put date-codes on the bottom of the bottles in many cases. I cannot determine the...
02-12-2019, 09:08 PM
I'm afraid that the one I have is a reproduction of a bear's grease from England.
02-12-2019, 06:42 PM
I have the identical style bottle (a couple, actually) with date-codes from another glass-maker for 1963 and 1965.
If the Gould (SP?) act of 1913 had any effect, I'd say that it dates to the 00's or up to the mid 1910s. The Gould Act required the contents volume to be listed on the packaging of consumable...
02-05-2019, 05:33 PM
Bottle Dragon, like what items? I'm not looking for full retail value on them. I'm just looking to get some money for university and fixing my car. Stuff comes and goes. It's not too concerning to me...
02-05-2019, 05:30 PM
Yacorie, thank you. It is still available, if interested. Click hyper-links for more photos: Photo one, photo two, photo three, photo four. From the patent and when the glass-maker of this example...
Thank you, Stephengray.
02-04-2019, 07:37 PM
I'll be selling the locals mostly at the bottle show but threw a reference up here as well. Bottles from other cities, though, like the ones below, don't sell well in my area unless...
Gasshopper, thank you.
Huntindog, I'm afraid that I cannot recall the brand, but I got them at Menard's, a large mid-western home improvement store, in their electrical department.
02-04-2019, 05:45 PM
Welp, I'm moving across the country for university (driving 2,500 miles) and only bringing what fits in my sedan. So, if you guys saw anything in my posts (click here for link to posts) that you had...
01-20-2019, 11:54 AM
Coca-Cola Bottling companies also bottled other products, even for other companies. The producer didn't always bottle at his own facility, and some towns only had Coca-Cola-owned facilities. Not...
I myself did really like the last version of the forum we had. I came in a bit late for the blue pages but do believe I saw the remains of them in screen-shots. I hear they were greatly favoured. ...
01-04-2019, 03:59 PM
Pictures from the show:
Review: small. Ample parking. Easy to access. Friendly people. Mostly people over 40. Prices vary per dealer. You can get 1-dollar bottles or...