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Harry Pristis

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Golly, I have another beer that is not listed in your index, UncleBruce. No image, though. It's a 7.5" aqua blob-top. Does that make it a "pony"?

W. R. BEER
Trade
WRB [monogram]
Mark
PORTCHESTER, N.Y.

//
THIS BOTTLE
NOT TO
BE SOLD

I think I acquired these last four beer bottles when I bought a collection many years ago. Let me know if you're interested. Use any of my beer bottle images you like. Here's another, but I think you've got this one covered. Maybe someone else would like to own a QUANDT.

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Any one of them. 0-0 It's just amazing to see them. Where did you get those? Those are the rarest Schuylkill County Pennsylvania bottles, it's just amazing to see them. My ancestors lived on the same block as the brewery when it was up and running. In fact, the house I'm moving to later this year is located two blocks from where it once stood.


Mostly I've found pieces of the Ashland Brewing Co. bottles in the woods nearby. When Pure Springs Brewing Co. was created in 1933, I have a feeling that they used old bottles from the then defunct Ashland Brewing Co.

Thank you very much for the picture!
 

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Thanks Harry, Actually consider those a bottling company rather than a beer. Could have contained other products to. Ammonia, bluing, soda and even beer. No indication of beer or brewery etc. in the embossing so I have never documented these. Still a great looking bottle. I have several of the same and they aren't in the library either.
These two are not on my display shelf (because I don't collect beer bottles). They are different molds and have two different lip finishes -- a corker and a Baltimore loop seal, if memory serves. This brewer/bottler doesn't appear on your listing.
 

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I think I acquired these last four beer bottles when I bought a collection many years ago. Let me know if you're interested. Use any of my beer bottle images you like. Here's another, but I think you've got this one covered. Maybe someone else would like to own a QUANDT.
Quandt is always a nice bottle. I love the graphics. This variation is listed in the library.
 

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Any one of them. 0-0 It's just amazing to see them. Where did you get those? Those are the rarest Schuylkill County Pennsylvania bottles, it's just amazing to see them. My ancestors lived on the same block as the brewery when it was up and running. In fact, the house I'm moving to later this year is located two blocks from where it once stood.


Mostly I've found pieces of the Ashland Brewing Co. bottles in the woods nearby. When Pure Springs Brewing Co. was created in 1933, I have a feeling that they used old bottles from the then defunct Ashland Brewing Co.

Thank you very much for the picture!
You're welcome. I can't recall where I acquired them. Could have been feeBay or at a show. Had them a looong time. Don't give up looking. I have a pint listed that is not in my collection. It is still floating around out there. I just got a bottle in the mail today that I had a picture of, but no example in the collection. Turned out to be the exact bottle I had pictured in the library many years ago. It's interesting how these travel around.
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Thanks Harry, Actually consider those a bottling company rather than a beer. Could have contained other products to. Ammonia, bluing, soda and even beer. No indication of beer or brewery etc. in the embossing so I have never documented these. Still a great looking bottle. I have several of the same and they aren't in the library either.
I think, Bruce, you're trying to put too fine a point on the purpose of the PHOENIX BOTTLING WORKS bottles. The bottling works is clearly associated with the brewery.
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Phoenix Brewery (illustration above)

Make a left at Ulrich's onto Virginia Street. A block away on Washington & Virginia is a brick building that was the Phoenix Brewery.

Phoenix, along with Schreiber's brewery, was designed by Otto Wolf of Philadelphia who was both a mechanical engineer and an architect. Its base is also Medina sandstone. If you look carefully at the top on the Washington side, you can see the date 1888. The left, shorter side of the building was the brewery office; it is now a fitness center. The other part of the building was the cold storage facility and is now occupied as a warehouse by Lazy Boy furniture. This is resourceful usage of an old industry.
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Phoenix's story is a fascinating one. It began as the Albert Ziegle brewery in 1850 on Genesee St. From 1855-1887, it was located on Main St. On July 21,1887, it burned to the ground. When they rebuilt it [in 1888], they renamed it Phoenix after the Egyptian mythological eagle figure that rose from the ashes to symbolize immortality.

Albert Ziegle, like many brewers, was politically active. Ziegel campaigned for President Grover Cleveland in 1884.
 

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You're welcome. I can't recall where I acquired them. Could have been feeBay or at a show. Had them a looong time. Don't give up looking. I have a pint listed that is not in my collection. It is still floating around out there. I just got a bottle in the mail today that I had a picture of, but no example in the collection. Turned out to be the exact bottle I had pictured in the library many years ago. It's interesting how these travel around.
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If you ever wish to part with one, let me know... I've been looking for years.
 

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Come to think of it, I have a bottle that isn't listed on your site. It is a very rare bird.

What does the embossing on your bottle say, Screwtop -- I can't quite make it out with these old eyes. Of course, if it doesn't say "beer" or "brewery," your bottle probably contained ammonia, bluing, or soda.
 

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