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RE: Back to the Stumbled upon Dump 9/22

It's the Hotel Vendig, was a pretty big hotel...

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I own a 10 year old beagle. I have had her since a puppy.

Great companions!!
 

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RE: Back to the Stumbled upon Dump 9/22

ORIGINAL: Ratzilla

It's the Hotel Vendig, was a pretty big hotel...

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This says that it was located at "13th and Filbert Streets Philadelphia PA" My bottle says corner of 12th & Market.

Where was it?



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ORIGINAL: toddrandolph

The lamp thing is part of a skaters lantern or at least appears to be from the pics, with part of the top and bottom rusted away


Thanks thats what it is. I was going to ask you what a skaters lantern was but I decided to look something up myself for a change [:D]



Skater's Lanterns & Early Ice Skates

Skating, especially in the Northeast, was tremendously popular in the 18 & 19th centuries. Even the Indians of Canada and New England were skaters before the Revolutionary War. We are still not sure if those Indians picked it up from European immigrants who brought skates with them to Canada , from early Hollanders who initially populated the New York Colony or if they simply evolved it themselves.

Skating was the great American date before "dinner and movie". People skated on ponds, rivers, canals, lakes and flooded fields. People would skate anywhere and everywhere there was frozen and cleared ice. Generally, a particular area would be shoveled and a bonfire maintained on shore for warming and lighting purposes. These designated areas would then provide a safe and convenient place to gather and to skate.

Early skates were hand forged and mounted on hand carved wooden supports which were then tied or strapped to one shoes or boots. The tied on skates were the norm until the 1940s when the popular skate shoes of today took hold. Various versions of ice dancing and ice hockey were popular almost form the beginning of ice skating. As a kid in the suburbs of Chicago in the 1950s, I recall how a local softball field with lights would be flooded by the Fire Department every winter and the lights would be on all night. People would generally leave the ice around 10:00 pm and we could then play hockey until dawn.

Skater's lanterns were fueled with kerosene and became popular in the last quarter of the 19th century. Kerosene was initially made from coal and was called "coal oil" until named "kerosene" by Abraham Gesner in the late 1840s. When skating on a date, each party would bring along their own skater's lantern so that one could be used for light as they skated and the other could be left on shore by garments, bags and any other things they didn't want to take along skating. The light left on shore insured the items left there wouldn't get lost in the dark.




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RE: Back to the Stumbled upon Dump 9/22

ORIGINAL: RICKJJ59W
This says that it was located at "13th and Filbert Streets Philadelphia PA" My bottle says corner of 12th & Market.

Where was it?
Directly on a diagonal from the corner the Vendig Hotel was on, it was probably known as the "Vendig Block" because of the hotel taking up the majority of the block. It was common for smaller businesses to tie themselves into the major businesses advertising wise, and I imagine the hotel may have even sold the whiskey in their bar... It's a Marriott Hotel these days...



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RE: Back to the Stumbled upon Dump 9/22

ORIGINAL: epackage


ORIGINAL: RICKJJ59W
This says that it was located at "13th and Filbert Streets Philadelphia PA" My bottle says corner of 12th & Market.

Where was it?
Directly on a diagonal from the corner the Vendig Hotel was on, it was probably known as the "Vendig Block" because of the hotel taking up the majority of the block. It was common for smaller businesses to tie themselves into the major businesses advertising wise, and I imagine the hotel may have even sold the whiskey in their bar... It's a Marriott Hotel these days...



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They probably made it in the basement [:D] Thanx E
 

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RE: Back to the Stumbled upon Dump 9/22

I just cleaned that weird can I dug. I was washing dishes so I figured I would clean it up. My wife bitched about all the dirt on the dishes but she got over it [:D]
it looks to me,this thing might have been a closed can, opened with an opener. if so it sure was a fancy can.

What do you think was in this thing?

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RE: Back to the Stumbled upon Dump 9/22

For size

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