Large brewery seltzer/siphon bottle

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Auburnbeer

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Hi,
I have a few "normal" seltzer bottles from the hometown breweries which I collect. This one's a little different, very large 8" ×8". Very heavy like a seltzer, with a threaded top with I would assume takes a top like a seltzer.. Etched on front Says" this siphon remains the property of the Independent Brewering Co. Auburn NY" just a cool piece (in my eyes) wanted to share .
Thanks, Scott
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Looks nice to me, I like it. Congrats. LEON.
 

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If you can take a picture I'd be curious, never seen a seltzer with a threaded top before.
 

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Wow, never seen one of those before! I wonder what it was used for, and if it actually was a seltzer siphon.
 

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Sorry here are the pics
No picture... now I'm sad... :(
Bruce, put in the pics
Wow, never seen one of those before! I wonder what it was used for, and if it actually was a seltzer siphon.
I'm thinking, it saying "remains the property of" it could have been in a drug store type of establishment and would get refilled ????
 

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I'm thinking, it saying "remains the property of" it could have been in a drug store type of establishment and would get refilled ????
Just a poke in the dark here; but I think it was more likely a situation similar to today's drinking water contracts where the provider supplies the cooler and regularly restocks the 5-gallon bottles, taking the empties with them for refilling.

I imagine seltzer would have been utilized by many hotels, bars and saloons as well as drug stores.
 

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Sorry here are the pics

Bruce, put in the pics

I'm thinking, it saying "remains the property of" it could have been in a drug store type of establishment and would get refilled ????
"Remains the property of" is pretty conventional wording on most types of returnable bottles up to the early 20th century. I don't think there's much you can draw from that apart from it being a deposit bottle of some type.
 

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