Serving up a selection of mini beers.

Welcome to our Antique Bottle community

Be a part of something great, join today!

UncleBruce

BEER DUDE
Joined
Aug 22, 2012
Messages
1,528
Reaction score
1,693
Points
113
Location
Show Me State (Missouri)
Shared these mini beers on Facebook. The INDIANAPOLIS mini (4") shown is my only embossed crown and I believe to be a very difficult specimen to collect.[attachment=minis2.jpg]
 

Attachments

  • d8f5a345d3b747c3814b67dc05f8bf00.jpg
    d8f5a345d3b747c3814b67dc05f8bf00.jpg
    115.6 KB · Views: 60

ScottBSA

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2011
Messages
787
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Enough for two six packs. Really cute. Are most of them eastern in nature?
 

cobaltbot

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 7, 2006
Messages
4,652
Reaction score
3
Points
38
Location
Delta, PA
very nice, quite the variety, you said they sometimes gave them away at fairs?
 

UncleBruce

BEER DUDE
Joined
Aug 22, 2012
Messages
1,528
Reaction score
1,693
Points
113
Location
Show Me State (Missouri)
cobaltbot said:
... they sometimes gave them away at fairs?
Yes, the 1909 Seattle worlds fair is where many of the RAINIER minis come from. I have seen one with a label indicating its origin. Have hopes of one day securing one for my collection. These also had beer in them and were secured with a cork and small wire so I am guessing maybe they were intended for consumption.
rainier01.jpg
 

yooper

Active Member
Joined
Dec 9, 2013
Messages
28
Reaction score
0
Points
0
i have an indianapolis brewing co. amber bottle that looks like #8 on the indiana section of that beer site.mine says root on the bottom and i've had it at least 30 years and it's collecting dust in the basement
 

PoisonBottleGuy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 7, 2013
Messages
73
Reaction score
0
Points
0
What kind of paint can I use to bring out the embossing on my medicines? Something that can one day be removed.
 

UncleBruce

BEER DUDE
Joined
Aug 22, 2012
Messages
1,528
Reaction score
1,693
Points
113
Location
Show Me State (Missouri)
PoisonBottleGuy said:
What kind of paint can I use to bring out the embossing on my medicines? Something that can one day be removed.
I use these type pens (Elmers brand) both fine tip and medium. They are sold in hobby stores. I use toothpicks to clean around the edges of the lettering after the highlighting sets up a bit. If I need to remove it is use nail polish remover. If there is a lot of high point wear on the lettering I will dip the bottle or brush it with acrylic floor wax. That will fill in the roughness on worn lettering and make it easier to remove paint later if you choose to. I am lazy so I like easy. [attachment=Paint Pens.JPG]
 

Attachments

  • 453897bf466d4203b3166e53b77e0d91.jpg
    453897bf466d4203b3166e53b77e0d91.jpg
    67 KB · Views: 68

Members online

No members online now.

Latest threads

Forum statistics

Threads
81,458
Messages
731,751
Members
22,100
Latest member
shardev
Top