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Help to ID a Kentucky Bourbon Bottle with a partial label.

CanadianBottles

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Wow, that's a really unusual bottle to be used for bourbon! I don't think I've ever seen any sort of American whiskey with a handle before. Unfortunately without any trace of a name on the label an ID will be pretty difficult, but hopefully someone on here has seen a bottle like that before. I honestly don't even have a good idea of age on this one, apart from probably dating to the latter half of the 19th century.
 

sandchip

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...I don't think I've ever seen any sort of American whiskey with a handle before...
For real? As knowledgeable as you are on bottles, that's shocking. There are several. R.B. Cutter, Bininger's Knickerbocker and Day Dream, Griffith & Hyatt, Chestnut Grove, Vidvard & Sheehan, W.B. Crowell Star, and the list goes on and on.
 
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CanadianBottles

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May 24, 2014
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For real? As knowledgeable as you are on bottles, that's shocking. There are several. R.B. Cutter, Bininger's Knickerbocker and Day Dream, Griffith & Hyatt, Chestnut Grove, Vidvard & Sheehan, W.B. Crowell Star, E&B Bevan IXL, and the list goes on and on.
Huh, somehow I must have missed them. American liquor bottles definitely aren't my specialty, but I'd thought I'd seen a pretty good sampling of them on here over the years.
 

RLM Stamps

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Jan 15, 2020
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Thank you for all of the replies. So no one so far recognizes the maker. After reading a few threads on this site,
I saw that there are several books by Michael Polak. I called my library to check availability and they are bringing one in for me next week.

Would anyone be able to give a range of value on this bottle?
 

RLM Stamps

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Jan 15, 2020
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Since I had no idea what a pontil mark was, I looked it up on Wikipedia and now understand your question.
I do not feel any mark but do see a bubble inside. I read these pontil marks can be obliviated. I do see a line up the side that looks like a possible seam. I took a few more pictures that may help
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Old Wiltshire

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Jan 10, 2017
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HI, Your bottle is one of the many types used by A.M Bininger of New York.
An example with a complete label is shown below.

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Jim Bender, the FOHBC historian, published what is probably the current definitive catalogue of Bininger bottles in 2017.
At that time he listed your particular bottle as BPK-53 and described it as followa:

This is the only known bottle with this

Old Kentucky Bourbon label. It is also the
only known bottle of this shape with a handle

related to A.M. Bininger & Co.

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I would recommend visiting Ferdinand Meyer's Peachridge Glass site which is
linked below to see some of the variety of bottles used by Biningers.


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:)
 

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