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Great Bottles!! I have the Wild Cherry but its not as nice as yours. Mine has that nasty staining.
I was looking on line and stumbled across a category of some medicinal bottles. Then I found out that they were to be used for MEDICINAL purposes, but were actually bottles that contained whiskey and were produced during the PROHIBITION ERA. The ones I thought were the coolest were the bottles that were used by the Frankfort Distillery in Kentucky. They have spiders and spiders webs embossed in their glass. And there are variations in them that I could see without really looking into them with a magnifying glass.
I'm not sure if it was the same in the US, but one of the reasons that Prohibition here was considered a failure was that doctors were free to prescribe liquor for "medicinal" reasons which were broad enough that practically anyone who wanted it would qualify. We never got the same level of organized crime problems that the US did as a result of Prohibition because everyone just went out and got prescriptions for as much medical-grade whiskey as they wanted!
 

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I'm not sure if it was the same in the US, but one of the reasons that Prohibition here was considered a failure was that doctors were free to prescribe liquor for "medicinal" reasons which were broad enough that practically anyone who wanted it would qualify. We never got the same level of organized crime problems that the US did as a result of Prohibition because everyone just went out and got prescriptions for as much medical-grade whiskey as they wanted!
I always liked Canada and the attitude of most Canadians, at least the ones that aren't in Quebec!!!!
 

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Great Bottles!! I have the Wild Cherry but its not as nice as yours. Mine has that nasty staining.
I was looking on line and stumbled across a category of some medicinal bottles. Then I found out that they were to be used for MEDICINAL purposes, but were actually bottles that contained whiskey and were produced during the PROHIBITION ERA. The ones I thought were the coolest were the bottles that were used by the Frankfort Distillery in Kentucky. They have spiders and spiders webs embossed in their glass. And there are variations in them that I could see without really looking into them with a magnifying glass.
What variations?
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What variations?
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There are variations in the webs and the number of wheat stalks. Some are straight up and some are bent over. The ones with the four stalks almost form the shape of a heart and the ones with the five stalks stand straight up. There are some with a spiders on both the front and the back of the bottle.
 

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There are variations in the webs and the number of wheat stalks. Some are straight up and some are bent over. The ones with the four stalks almost form the shape of a heart and the ones with the five stalks stand straight up. There are some with a spiders on both the front and the back of the bottle.
I have to dig mine out and see which one I have. Keep posted, 4 or 5 stalks and spiders one one or both sides, gotcha.
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Robby, I will post some photos if the weather is nice on Monday. Sorry I took so long to get back to you on this but I just got out of the hospital at 4 P.M. today. Spent Thursday Friday and about all day today. I have a few of the Prohibition bottles with the spiders and will attach some here so you can see the differences....
 

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Robby, I will post some photos if the weather is nice on Monday. Sorry I took so long to get back to you on this but I just got out of the hospital at 4 P.M. today. Spent Thursday Friday and about all day today. I have a few of the Prohibition bottles with the spiders and will attach some here so you can see the differences....
No rush, hope all is well. Looking forward to the pictures. Antique whiskey if I remember correctly.
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No rush, hope all is well. Looking forward to the pictures. Antique whiskey if I remember correctly.
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You are correct. Antique Whiskey was a name brand that was used by Frankfort Distillery. But there are other names too. I will dig the ones I know of out on Monday and get you the photos...
 

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You are correct. Antique Whiskey was a name brand that was used by Frankfort Distillery. But there are other names too. I will dig the ones I know of out on Monday and get you the photos...
Frankfort distillery that's the other name. Whenever you can. I have to dig mine out and that is going to take a little time.
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