Heye produced quite a variety of bottles for export, including demijohns. Below is one of those demijohns. "1987" (liters) = ~5 gallons.
Born in 1792, Caspar Hermann Heye
created the Hermann Heye company, a
jobber in glass products.
By 1821, Heye was a major trading house.
[Heye] opened a...
Here's one I dug in an orange grove next to a fallen shack:
Few things upset Ocala’s prominent whiskey distiller, George Carmichael more than the growing sentiment on behalf of temperance that was about to force a referendum on the wet-dry issue in late 1887.
As the owner of several saloons...
Here's a stoneware canning jar, perhaps a WIERS PATENT, flawless, but is missing the bail and the top. I dug this one, but couldn't find the top. If someone here has an extra top, we should talk about making this jar complete.
Here's a colorful example from Jax, Florida, dating to the TOC20.
Chas. Blum & Co.
309-311 W. Bay
1895 - 1905
Blum's Sylvan Glen - $3.20/gallon
Blum's Monogram - $4.20/gallon
Here's a broken jug I just couldn't leave behind where I found it in a Carolina river. I searched that river bend for a good while (no viz, groping) but didn't find any more of it. It's a "Bellarmine" or Bartmann jug from (probably) the late 1600s.
Apparently, Gilka kummel was popular among German immigrants to the USA. The pre-Prohibition "dry" sentiment in the USA required a change in the contents of imported kummel. The date on the seal of this "Non-alcoholic" Gilka Kummel is 1911.