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Hi,

I'm a new member representing my father's dug bottles. He is not internet savy, so I am looking for info for him.

This one is a Joseph Campbell Preserve Co. bottle. Does anyone have any info on it? Look at the closure. there are three rectangular flanges around the lip. It is the only one in his collection with that top. Thanks for any help!


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Here is a shot of the closure.

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This is the Campbell Soup Co. you know of today. The company started in 1869. They registered trademarks for different catsups in 1905. Yours is a common catsup bottle. It's probably worth $5.00 -15.00 as a guess. Not sure how long they used that bottle style,( they were using it in 1911) but the lug type finish was common in the 1920-1940 time period. You can probably Google the company for more details.
 

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Ketchup or sauce but bottles embossed Joseph Campbell Preserve Co. were in use between 1892 and 1897. After that history is fuzzy on the types of bottles that were used. Luged lip bottles were in use from the early 1890s until nearly 1930. I have seen alot of the crown top soup bottles with and without lables but that is the first lug top. I would say closer to $45 unless someone prives me wrong.
 

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There is one being offered up on ebay right now as a "buy it now" item. They dropped the price from 22.00 to $19.80. Doesn't appear to be much interest, it is probably priced to high still. I'm going with "beendiggin" it's probably a 5 to 10 dollar bottle, I think 15 is pushing it. It isn't rare and there isn't a lot of eye appeal to it and it is a TOC item (turn of the century).

http://cgi.ebay.com/EARLY-JOSEPH-CAMPBELL-PURPLE-CATSUP-BOTTLE-HAND-BLOWN_W0QQitemZ190276016287QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20081225?IMSfp=TL081225111003r38810
 

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Ketchup or sauce but bottles embossed Joseph Campbell Preserve Co. were in use between 1892 and 1897. After that history is fuzzy on the types of bottles that were used.

I did a little more research on this bottle design. This link will take you to the patent design page for this bottle. This patent design was issued in Jan. 1901, which is mentioned in Zumwalt's book, pg. 70. That should help date it.
http://www.google.com/patents?id=-KpwAAAAEBAJ&pg=PA1&dq=bottle+design&rview=1&source=gbs_selected_pages&cad=0_1#PPA1,M1
 

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Paul,
Happy New Year!...
This is a really cool page. I just bookmarked it so I can go back and play around with it later....
thanks for finding it and sharing...[;)]
 

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I love Google patent search...you can type in any type of bottle and get some interesting pics.. [:)]
 

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ORIGINAL: capsoda

OK ye of little faith....I wasn't just spouting out dates. Here is the proof of what I was saying. You must read carefully and pay atention to the dates and company dates. There really is alot of info, dates and name change info on the net. Also understand that concentrated soup and condensed soup are two different things.

http://www.practicallyedible.com/edible.nsf/encyclopaedia!openframeset&frame=Right&Src=/edible.nsf/pages/josephcampbellopendocument
I'm a little confused on what you are trying to say here. 1st of all, that is a toc sauce bottle. Just because the name "Joseph A. Campbell Preserve Company." came to be in 1892 does not mean that the bottle was made in 1892. And just because they started making condensed soup in 1897 does not mean that they stopped making preserves. And what does concentrated soup and condensed soup have to do with this ketchup bottle? If I read the history correctly, the name didn't change from "Joseph A. Campbell Preserve Company" until 1922 when they changed it to "Campbell Soup Company". That tells me the bottle could have been made from 1892 to 1922. Throw in the patent information from the link "beendiggin" shared and I think that narrows it down to 1901 to 1922.

It is still a nice bottle if you collect foods and it would be a keeper for me even though foods aren't a favorite category.
 

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