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cyberdigger

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Well, that was very educational and enjoyable.. much better than I expected when I was posting my little find.. quite impressive indeed..!
 

Bixby Bill

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Here are the cylindrical mucilage bottles, all of which have sheared lips, stand about 2 7/8" tall, and have "Bixby" embossed on the base. I`ve found them in aqua, which is common unlabelled, and green, which is pretty scarce. The aqua ones are hard to find with a good label. There are two different labels found on these, one with a plain looking label that says "Bixby`s Extra Heavy Mucilage", and this is the only one of these I`ve seen, and another label that has "Bixby`s Ready Glue Liquid Cement" that turns up once in a great while with a label, but the labels are usually in sad shape.

 

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Bixby Bill

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Now for the "mushroom" style mucilage bottles. These two pictured here are identical bottles, except that one has a label that says "Office / Bixby / Stand". They are 9 sided, 1" OD sheared lip, embossed "S.M. / Bixby / & Co. / N.Y." on 4 of the panels. I`ve only seen these embossed ones in aqua and this size, and they aren`t hard to find if you look.

 

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cowseatmaize

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I think I know why the Baltimore show didn't acknowledge you request Bill.
That's too much awesome for one table. That or they didn't want a hands down winner of the best in show display. [:)]
Very, very nice!!!
 

Bixby Bill

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Here are the three different unembossed ones that I`ve found. The first one is smaller with a ground lip and a screw top with an unusual design on it. The next two are the same body size as the embossed ones, except that the aqua one has a smaller 7/8" OD sheared lip, and the other one is clear glass, which is the only color other than aqua that I have seen these in.

 

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Bixby Bill

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Here we have the six sizes of laundry blueing bottles that I know of. They are aqua, have either applied or tooled lips, and are embossed "French / S.M. Bixby & Co. (in an oval) / Blue". I have them in sizes 4 1/2", 5", 5 3/4", 7" (the most commonly found one), 8 7/8", and 9" tall. I found the my last addition to them a couple months ago, and I`ll probably find other sizes too eventually. The two larger ones I have are very close in height, almost too close to count as different, but the body heights are definitely different.

 

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