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    Humphreys

    Has anyone ever seen a bottle with the word ' Humphreys' embossed on it ?

    Thanks in advance !

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    RE: Humphreys

    I got one.




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    RE: Humphreys

    Thanks Wheelah for your quick response.. I wonder if ' Humpherys New York' was a bottle maker or a bottler of something? Humphreys is not listed here .. http://www.myinsulators.com/glass-factories/bottlemarks.html ...That looks like a med bottle. Is it BIM or made by a machine? I'l throw those questions out there , hopefully someone knows..

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    RE: Humphreys

    I believe it was a rather successful medicine business..

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    RE: Humphreys

    It's BIM, dates to about 1900... Humphreys made veterinary medicines, bostaurus will be able to help us out...


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    RE: Humphreys

    Yep, they made homeopathic medicines for people too.. here's a tiny little guy:

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    RE: Humphreys

    Thanks CD. I just googled it , Fred Humphreys was a veterinarian in New York. So he was not a bottle maker! Ok, here is the mystery...The Humphreys Glass Company operated a bottle making factory in Trenton, Nova Scotia Canada from 1890-1917. They did not mark any of their bottles except only ONE known small bottle embossed Humphreys. Maybe that one could be from the vet from New York. The race is on for anyone to come up with another one embossed Humphreys. We find many American bottles here in Nova Scotia, who knows, maybe a Humphreys bottle migrated to the south. Thanks again for your quick response.

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    RE: Humphreys

    I have always been curious about those little bottles. I assume they are the Humphreys Medicine company and were for the human medicine. I have seen them sold as vet med bottles but there is nothing I have seen to support that. That winged O is odd.
    Someone is just going to have to come up with labeled one[:)]

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    RE: Humphreys

    I think the wingy thingy was a Vaseline-style substance.. medicated, of course.. anyway some kind of schmear..

    The Humphrey's little vials variants were numerous in a literal way.. and I believe they were made available in whole sets..

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    I just came across this post and I have four very small bottles embossed with Humphery New York on the bottom of them, they almost look like ink bottles. Unfortunately I can't tell what they held because they were found in the ocean and probably had their labels rotted away. Either way they probably came in through Providence because they were found in that bay.

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