Hey guys, any body ever seen this iron pontiled barrel shaped beer or brewery bottle from Belleville Illinois? Can only find reference to the brewery

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Hey guys, any body ever seen this iron pontiled barrel shaped beer or brewery bottle from Belleville Illinois? Can only find reference to the brewery as being established in the 1850's by the Herberer Brothers City Park Brewery in Belleville. This bottle is embossed: "T. Heberer (not Herberer) & Bros. Belleville Ills." Bottle has a smooth label panel under the name and the rest is paneled or sided like an actual barrel. Nice iron pontil too! A little sick inside only. An easy tumble and very heavy glass. Stands about 9 1/2" tall.
 

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Never seen or heard of it before. Did you find it in a river, or did you dig for it?
 

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It was mixed in a box lot that looked like a guy just picked up bottles he knew were old but didn't discriminate between abms and pontils. It was definitely out of place between cobalt Vicks vapo rub bottles and slick crown sodas and a few BIM slick meds. There was a Kilmers swamp root though. and a beat up milk
 

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It was mixed in a box lot that looked like a guy just picked up bottles he knew were old but didn't discriminate between abms and pontils. It was definitely out of place between cobalt Vicks vapo rub bottles and slick crown sodas and a few BIM slick meds. There was a Kilmers swamp root though. and a beat up milk
Great score! Did you take the Dr. Kilmer's as well?
 

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Yup! Reminds me of the first one I ever bought at about age 11. I went to a rural 5th grade school and on recess I saw some guys throwing a bottle around that they found in the bushes and it was an abm kilmers with the debossed kidney shape and later remedy embossing. I begged to buy it with some of my lunch money and it cost me 15 cents because it was cracked
 

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The Title for your post probably the longest one ever in here.
 

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I have seen these. Your example is in good condition. Are you interested in parting with it? I collect beers and this would go well with the collection. Don't know if it actually held beer as the shape IMO would not hold any pressure well. May have held a different product bottled by the company.
 

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I have seen these. Your example is in good condition. Are you interested in parting with it? I collect beers and this would go well with the collection. Don't know if it actually held beer as the shape IMO would not hold any pressure well. May have held a different product bottled by the company.
 

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