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Double Blob

Mle

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Jun 29, 2020
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This being my first post I thought I'd go with my most confusing bottle! I'm organizing and cataloging a friend's deceased dad's collection. They're all stored in barns and chicken coops and have not only the lake muck they were found in, but tons of mouse poop! I'm a good friend.
So:
W.S. LATHROP
CHAMPION N.Y.
bottom:
PAT JUNE 11 1872 NY
MADE BY JOHN MATTHEWS

The lowest blob looks like it was split in half and one went up and the other down. The top blob is nicely done and the rest of the bottle seems round and even. There are some bubbles and it's really heavy. Is this an apprentice's mistake and valued only for the bottles name or is this a delightful foible that ups the value?
 

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bottles_inc

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Jul 20, 2019
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18
NY
If I had to guess, I'd say it's a manufacturing defect, but it could also be a rare lip prototype/trial run. I'd shoot todvon@verizon.net an email. He runs the North American Sodas and Beers website (which has an extensive bottle lips page which I checked for a match for your bottle, no match). He'll probably know or know someone who knows.
 

nhpharm

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Apr 24, 2007
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That is patent number 127851 (Joseph Connor) with a follow-up patent 172757 (John Matthews). I've seen it on several New York and Philadelphia beer bottles. Very cool closure! The closure is on the beer bottle closure section of the North American Sodas & Beers website.
 

sandchip

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Sep 1, 2008
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83
Georgia
That is patent number 127851 (Joseph Connor) with a follow-up patent 172757 (John Matthews). I've seen it on several New York and Philadelphia beer bottles. Very cool closure! The closure is on the beer bottle closure section of the North American Sodas & Beers website.
Well done!

It is listed there, too. No picture though:

 

Mle

New Member
Jun 29, 2020
2
3
North American Sodas & Beers website
Fantastic nhpharm!!! That's so interesting that it was a step towards the Lightning stopper. I just started all this 2 months ago and I am amazed at the amount of information to process. I'm sure you will see a few more posts from me. Thanks again to nhpharm and the rest of you smarty pants people!
 

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