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    Senior Member Bottle Master sandchip's Avatar
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    RE: G Myers Barnesville, Ohio jug

    Great snags, Todd! I don't know who all does that kinda thing up North, but there's a couple of good restorers down South. PM me if you want me to get their numbers for you.

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    RE: G Myers Barnesville, Ohio jug

    ORIGINAL: pchan
    .....unless you are a potter, I`d say get a pro to handle it.
    Pun intended or not? [:D][:D] Good one either way.

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    RE: G Myers Barnesville, Ohio jug

    I won`t reveal all my secrets....mysterious ain`t I.

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    Re: G Myers Barnesville, Ohio jug

    Hello, I wanted to give my input to your post. Your jug does say G. Hyer-- Baresville, Ohio. Baresville, named after Jacob Bare who founded this little town on the Ohio River back in the early 1800's. Originally the little town was called Bare's landing. Because of flooding the town moved to higher elevation and became Baresville. Because Baresville was very close in spelling to Barnsville, the Post Office instigated a name change and prior to 1859 the name was changed to Hannibal. Your jug is a treasure. I grew up in Hannibal (Baresville) and I went to school with Hyer descendants. It's a great jug and displays very well. I wish it was mine:)

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    Re: G Myers Barnesville, Ohio jug

    Thank you for taking the time to add some history about the jug and town. It is greatly appreciated. RC

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    Re: G Myers Barnesville, Ohio jug

    To me getting the jug repaired is something you have plenty of time to think about. Since you plan to keep it (who wouldn't - it's a beauty!), repairing it can wait. It displays very nicely as it is, an incredible find! The hand stenciling, the decorations, the shape are what make this a stand-out piece. Not the handle -- or lack thereof. Congrats.

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    Yes I can confirm, that there was a Baresville, Ohio. It was settled by my 4th Greatgrandfather, Jacob Bare and his family, in about 1805. Originally it was known as "Bare's" and "Bare's Landing". After Jacob platted the lots in 1836 about, it became known as Baresville. The Post Office recognized that change, per The Kalida Venture, Kalida, Putnam, Ohio, on May 23, 1851. The Post Office changed it again, citing confusion with other towns such as Barnesville, to Hannibal, which it continues as today. You can find it on Highway 7 along the Ohio River. You have a wonderful treasure! I was in Baresville doing family research in 2013 and someone showed me a similar jug. If you ever want to sell it, please let me know. Marge Bare, Vancouver WA.



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