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    Horshoe Forestry Company

    This is the jar I got for my birthday. Melinda had pointed it out, thanks Melinda and its not listed in Redbook #9 (can someone look in 10). I put it next to the flauccus for size but it holds exactly a pint up to the shoulder, a bit more than the flauccus. The Horseshoe Forestry Company was run by A.A. Low an inventer who at the time of his death had more patents than anyone except Thomas Edison. He had a railroad built into Horseshoe and then sold it to a nearby railroad for a dollar. Besides running a logging operation the company also put out maple syrup, wild berry preserves, elderberry wine, and bottled water.

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    RE: Horshoe Forestry Company

    Mine has a ground lip. I googled some good information about A.A. Low and the Horseshoe Forestry Company here:

    http://www.adkmuseum.org/about_us/ad...ournal/?id=193

    And from emailing there curator I found that they don't have my jar but this similar one.

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    RE: Horshoe Forestry Company

    Here is the back of their jar with the same embossing that's all on the front of mine. Because of the boiling kettle they were quessing that their jar was from maple syrup, but it or mine could have also been used for the wild berry preserves, it would be nice to see both with paper labels.

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    RE: Horshoe Forestry Company

    Here is their water bottle, I think he patented this one.

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    RE: Horshoe Forestry Company

    And finally their wine bottle.

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    RE: Horshoe Forestry Company

    Wow ,A. A. Low was diversified for sure ,the number of patents is sure amazing .Interesting post,nice jars !

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    RE: Horshoe Forestry Company

    Thanks Digs!

    Nobody has Redbook #10?

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    RE: Horshoe Forestry Company

    Hey Steve,

    What a great series of bottles and jars! Mr. Low certainly did not skimp on the embossing. Are all the R's & S's facing the proper way? Thanks so much for showing them. Is the wine displayed on a vintage capping or corking device?


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    RE: Horshoe Forestry Company

    Thanks surf, I didn't realize just how many R's there were but I don't think there's any embossing error. I don't think the wine is on a capper but if I ever get up that way, I'm stopping in to get a better look!

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    RE: Horshoe Forestry Company

    It's not listed in RB10. I remember reading about this jar somewhere and the reasoning behind it not being in the book. I think it's because it's not a fruit/food/canning jar. If I remember correctly, it likely held some type of dry goods like snuff or other type of tobacco.



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