How to distinguish E. G. BOOZ originals from Clevenger Bros. reproductions.

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The Clevenger version of the bottle.This is a picture of the side of the bottle.Look at the word WHISKEY.
The embossing is applied neatly straight left to right.Look also at the letter K,notice the bottom fork
is wider now on this version.This is another good way to tell an original straight and bevel roof version
from their Clevenger made counterparts.

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Here is a picture of the Clevenger version roof embossing showing how the alingnment of the letters in the
words E.G. BOOZS OLD CABIN WHISKEY.Another sure fire way to tell if the bottle is a Clevenger version
is to look at the bottom begining of the neck radius and where it bleeds into the roof line.On Clevenger versions
the first Letter O in the word BOOZ is drawn into the neck.

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The base of both the originals and reproductions are almost identicle.
If there is a difference I cant detect it and have looked at seven versions I personaly own of the original
and compared them to four Clevenger versions in my collection and cant find any difference's.

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Here is the ultra rare and one of the most valuable bottles in the United States housed in the Corning Museum.
This is the only known version of the GVII-5 bevel roof and is light aqua in color.It has been suggested by old time glass employees who worked at the Bridgeton Glassworks in 1885 that they remember seeing the aqua colored version of the Booz bottle at their plant

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One of my favorite pictures I call cabin fever.Original Booz bottles,Clevenger Booz bottles,
Kellys Old Cabin Bitters,Nearly Identicle to the Kellys the Old Cabin Bitters a Smokine
meat sauce bottle from Winnepeg Canada and a Holterzermanns bitters all cabin designed.
These are some of my prized bottles in my personal collection.

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I hope this is helpfull to everyone again.Thanks Charlie whiskeyman for emailing me today goodnight
 

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STEVE...no, I thank you for making this detailed invaluable information available once again after it had been erroneously deleted due to a server glitch...
I'm going to pin it to the top so as to be readily found.

Thank you again...!! [:)]
 

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As always, you come up with some of the best information for the masses. Thanks again. I think spotting repos is possibly the most valued information a collector can have and it always eats at me if what I am looking at is genuine or not.

Oh, and nice set of cabins. You can start your own colony now.
 

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Great post Steve. I know I have seen it before. My mom bought one at a rummage sale for a buck or two. I know it has to be a repro but I wanted to check it over nonetheless. I'll post a pic when I get the chance. Thanks again!
 

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