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microtech

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Hello Forum,

I recently dug up a clear small, 3" tall, bottle with a lip of 1 1/4" diameter that reads J.D. McCann Co, " Hokara", Hornell,NY. It has a fine seam that goes up to the top of the lip. I could not find any info on this bottle on the internet. I'll post a photo as soon as I can. If anyone has any info it would be appreciated. Thanks!
 

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Not "Hokara" but do find the company and a bottle,
J.D. McCann Co. Hornellsville. N.Y.
Products unknown. in 1929-30 and 1948 the offices were located at 26 Forbes S., Rochester N.Y.
Clear; 2 1/2" x 1 1/4" Diameter (base)
Shoulder ca. diameter 1 5/8"

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I have the same bottle, but hand-made, so the company must go back to at least the turn of the century. I never found anything on mine either. In my experience, it's a rare bottle, but rare is different from valuable.
 

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Thanks for responding. I've got some photos that I will post below.

KentOhio: I'm wondering what the base looks like on the one you have. My bottle looks like it has a very fine seam ( barely visible) going up to the lip and the base has a slighty raised rough small circular dime sized shape in the center. Sorry for the bad quality of the photos.

thanks again!
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If anyone has any information on what "Hokara" means please let me know. I am wondering what the bottle I posted above contained.
thanks so much![:D][:D]
 

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Sorry, I'm just seeing your question now. I'll check and get back to you about the base.
 

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I just dug one of these in Maine. It's a little different then the one pictured, a little smaller and less rounded. It's just a guess here, but I'm thinking this was paint, you know like "Japanese Gold Paint", but that word Hokara is found in Polynesian and in Yiddish as well. Sometimes a manufacturer would use a little known word like that as a code, to tell others their nationality or belief system, and count on sales due to that. A more obvious example is the Star of David on older beers or sodas, as well as certain moon and star configurations indicating a Slavic background. Rob Mooers, GlassWorx, Sanford Maine.
 

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A small ring (about size of dime) on bottom would be from a semi-automatic machine which was used in the 1800.s and also 1900.s (don't have any dates though)
Could only be used on wide mouth bottles (Jars)


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