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    RE: The Long Branch collection:

    How do you get started in finding the information on a specific bottling company, so you can collect a bottle collection like this one. Very nice bottles!

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    RE: The Long Branch collection:

    I just went down to the river and saw some glass one day.. stuck a shovel in the mud and started pulling out bottles. I was living in Long Branch at the time so naturally I was finding a lot of locals. I don't actually know much about most of the bottlers, but when I go to bottle shows and flea markets I meet people who know the history of this or that company.. being active in the hobby, the knowledge just accumulates.. a lot of folks on this forum also keep an eye out for me, which is extremely cool of them!

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    RE: The Long Branch collection:

    ORIGINAL: cyberdigger

    I just went down to the river and saw some glass one day.. stuck a shovel in the mud and started pulling out bottles. I was living in Long Branch at the time so naturally I was finding a lot of locals. I don't actually know much about most of the bottlers, but when I go to bottle shows and flea markets I meet people who know the history of this or that company.. being active in the hobby, the knowledge just accumulates.. a lot of folks on this forum also keep an eye out for me, which is extremely cool of them!
    It's been the same for me. I do active research all the time on my local bottlers, and have accumulated so much information, I am making a website about them! Charlie has more bottles than me, but I do a lot of research on them too! The Internet is a great place to do research.

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    I have a herman kruse bottle that was just recently gifted to me but I cannot find any information on it at all.
    Quote Originally Posted by cyberdigger View Post
    Herman Kruse, Frank Mazza..



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    Quote Originally Posted by researcher101 View Post
    I have a herman kruse bottle that was just recently gifted to me but I cannot find any information on it at all.
    Herman was born in February of 1872 in Jersey, he lived at 13 Liberty St. with his family, father Herman who was a carpenter, his younger siblings Harry and Mary. Harry worked for him as "bottle packer", two other siblings Henry & Paulina died in 1882 at the young ages of 8 and 3, a tragic time for the family. His dad was a laborer before becoming a carpenter for many years...



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