Better than a kerosene lamp base for sure! With the popularity of moonshine, it should have a good value. Try google books , and enter the M.F.& Co. whiskey, Michigan 1900 , with the last zero replaced with the wildcard sign. Then prepare for what could be , several hours of digging thru, trade manuals from the turn of the last century! If you could find the complete name of the whiskey company using the link above , you would be more than halfway there! Good luck.