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Flea Market finds

treasurekidd

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Sep 25, 2005
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Warwick, RI
I hit 2 flea markets today and picked up a few. I got 2 Rhode Island cokes, Providence and Newport. I just need the Woonsocket, RI, Wyanoke, and South County Beverages Cokes to have one of all the RI cokes! Also got some nice crown beers, 1 blob beer, a med, and an awesome apple green bowling pin soda from Turk's Beverage Co of Providence, RI. I've never seen this one before!

Pics below:

Coca Cola Newport, RI
Coca Cola Providence, RI
Potter's Drug & Chem Co, Boston, Mass, USA
Turk's Head Beverages, Providence, RI


 

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treasurekidd

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Sep 25, 2005
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Warwick, RI
Here's the beers:

Albert C. Eppinger, Town Of Union, NJ
Edward Dray, 31 Main St, New London, CT
Chickering House, Dwyer, Putnam, CT
Property Of Wm. Albrecht, Boston, Mass (In a nice embossed script)
Hyannis Well Spring, J.L. Panesis & Co, Hyannis, Mass

Any info on these is welcome, and thanks for looking!


 

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bottlenutboy

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those are listed as commons, tat woonsocket is going to be a tough one to find.... only hobbleskirt from there is a 1915 and its listed as S+

put up the others you have... do you have most of the towns? or most of the actual different bottles?
 

treasurekidd

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Sep 25, 2005
690
18
Warwick, RI
Bottlenutboy, the RI bottle book only lists a few RI cokes:

Providence (hobbleskirt)
Peacedale (hobbleskirt)
Newport (hobbleskirt)
Woonsocket (hobbleskirt)
Woonsocket (ss coke soda water, marked Woonsocket)
Wyanoke brand (ss coke soda water, marked Woonsocket)
South County Beverages (ACL coke, marked Peacedale)

I know there are several variations of each, I'm just trying to get one of each type, not every variation. I have the Providence, Newport and Peacedale hobbleskirts. I'm keeping my eye out for the other ones!

Edited: I just checked my other ones, the Peacedale is also a Pat D., and I also have a Hartford, CT, and Auburn, ME, both Pat D's.
 
Aug 10, 2019
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Massachusetts, USA
Here's the beers:

Property Of Wm. Albrecht, Boston, Mass (In a nice embossed script)
I know this is an incredibly old thread but this is the only other resource I've found containing any mention of a WM Albrecht. I too have one of those bottles. Information is few and far between, but I will share what I have.

A newspaper clipping from 1903 with an advert left of center listing Albrecht selling "Bock Beer."
https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-daily-globe-feb-13-1903-p-1/

Here is a 1905 Massachusetts Board of Health document listing him as producing drinks under the brand "W.A. Extra Pale Ale."
https://books.google.com/books?id=hCI4AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA496&lpg=PA496&dq=wm+albrecht+ale+boston&source=bl&ots=7LFWHRTEFo&sig=ACfU3U1cFViukRp-d3VEQqd2tx5cjuXIIg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiP8bHEhPrjAhWGjlkKHW4SCTYQ6AEwC3oECAgQAQ#v=onepage&q&f=false

In the same document, he has two convictions for adding fluoride to his ale.
https://books.google.com/books?id=naRQAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA475&lpg=PA475&dq=wm+albrecht+boston+fluoride&source=bl&ots=SAIcbegSM-&sig=ACfU3U23Uxgkte0PKzLEm4IqkffjQHg8aA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjN5vS2ifrjAhVhUt8KHawhC7gQ6AEwCnoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q&f=false

He is listed as attending a brewer's convention in 1907 in this document.
https://books.google.com/books?id=FI9NAAAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA398&lpg=RA1-PA398&dq=w.m.+albrecht+boston&source=bl&ots=wU1C51mCwS&sig=ACfU3U3maXER8XEiGn6ig71cBKQ2ovuOyA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjksamwiPrjAhXCm-AKHVEaBFIQ6AEwD3oECAgQAQ#v=onepage&q=albrecht&f=false

Next, a document from a 1917 issue of "The American Bottler" where he is selling a wide variety of bottling machinery for cheap.
https://books.google.com/books?id=kJlRAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA7-PA89&lpg=RA7-PA89&dq=wm+albrecht+bottle&source=bl&ots=5FEgxUiwdQ&sig=ACfU3U1MPf4jE5f3fjBax9kPwSN9woIfKQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjKkLmrhPrjAhVInlkKHcn3BmoQ6AEwDXoECAkQAQ

And finally, here are a few Etsy listings for bottles embossed with the same script.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/709427790/c1890s-wm-albrecht-boston-mass-clear
https://www.etsy.com/dk-en/listing/648772540/1900s-wm-albrecht-boston-mass-9-14-inch

There really isn't much around but we know Albrecht produced a pale ale type beer starting as early as 1903, and going until 1917 when he sold off his equipment.

While I am 12 years late to this thread, I hope I helped shed some light on this bottle. Best of luck to you.
 

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