I dug up fragments of this stoneware jug and pieced them back together. The jug is incomplete but has a fascinating history. It was made for H. C. Bohack Co. which was a family owned chain of grocery stores founded in 1887 by German immigrant Henry Christian Bohack.
Henry C. Bohack:
Scored a number of firsts today down at the 1924-capped landfill.
Found my first complete 1 Pt. whiskey jug and then a second even nicer 1 Pt. whiskey jug.
Found my first 19th century clay pipe bowl fragment, stamped: "Dublin Pipe No. 1".
Scored this huge clay marble, a shooter, as well...
Someone in my neighborhood put this old jar to the curb after doing spring cleaning. When I looked closely I saw it was full of old paper milk bottle covers!
Judging from the four digit phone numbers I'm guessing some are close to 100 years old! So cool!
The best of today's finds:
1. Parker's Hair Balsam
2. Peer-Amid Re Umberto
3. Fred Schierenbeck Bottling Co. 403-405 East 101 Street.
4. One Gallon Stoneware Jug
5. A little whiskey sampler
6. Brass key
Don't get too jealous just yet, the jug is not complete. It was the last...
Always looking to add gallon bottles from any state, any dairy (either wide mouth or narrow) with the glass rings for the handles.
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