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1972 Anchor Hocking James M. Fordham Employee Retirement Bottle

WesternPA-collector

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Mar 10, 2018
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Connellsville, PA
Here is my latest in the line of Anchor Hocking commemorative bottles I have bought. This is immediately one of my favorites because of the fine detail and sturdy craftsmanship of this bottle. You can tell the Anchor Hocking Lancaster, Ohio factory knew they were making it for someone important.

On the front it is embossed with " J M Fordham [in script] / VICE PRES. / 43 YEARS / MAY 1, 1929 / AUG 1 , 1972 / LOYAL & DEDICATED SERVICE " . On the back it is embossed with " 1929 ANCHOR CAP - L. I. / '29 - '38 SCHED'G. SALEM GLASS / '38 - '44 ASST. PLT. MGR. A. H. SALEM / '44 - '45 PROD'N MGR. LANC. GEN. OFF. / '45 - '47 ASST. PLT. MGR. WINCHESTER, IND. / '47 - '49 PLT, MGR. CONNELLSVILLE, PA. / '49 - '56 PLT MGR. SALEM, N.J. / '56 - '62 FACT. MGR. LANC., O. / '62 - '69 V.P. MFGR. / '69 - '72 V.P. ENG. " On the base it is embossed with a 10-petaled flower pattern, "1" in upper right corner, and "AH" to the left of the flower.

I know that some here don't want to see bottles from the 1970's but I feel that these are important bottles to share because of their rarity. If it causes any problems I will stop posting them. Thanks for looking.

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ROBBYBOBBY64

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Jan 11, 2020
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New Jersey
I just posted this B. Ball bottle, do you see it? Did I do it right? There are 4 photos but they are not in order that I thought they would be.
Yes, I see them in your media. Baseball shape is like the globe one. Beautiful stuff. You can attach files to add a picture to your comments or a thread.
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WesternPA-collector

Well-Known Member
Mar 10, 2018
598
43
Connellsville, PA
I LOVE the James M. Fordham bottle! That is one we do not have! We have probably 100 of the commemorative bottles.
I haven't checked this site in a while. It's nice to find another Anchor Hocking Commemorative collector here. If you have 100 you should nearly have all of them. There may be some that you have and I don't have, and vice versa. The Fordham bottle isn't too easy to find.
 

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