October 2004 Questions

Digger Odell Publications © 2004

Date: 01-10-2004

Hello, I have an old bottle style pitcher that appears to be at least 50 years old . It is clear orange in color with a grape/leaf design and one small pour handle near the top. The top would have had a large thread screw top. The bottom is stamped with "Patent No. 107541-107542" and two letters combined that are either "MG" of "NG".This bottle was in our summer place in Westhampton, MA.Any ideas? Thanks!Karl Hanner

 

 

From: Bonnie All County Real Estate

To: Jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: can you identify this bottle

Date: 01-10-2004

This bottle is about 6 inches tall, is rounded and inside the cap appears to be closed with glass. The outside is raised lettering with the following: PYREX T M REG US PAT OFF MADE IN USA 1 Thank you, Bonnie Dameron

 

From: royblizzard

To: Digger

Subject: Nu-Icu bottle

Date: 08-09-2003 Dear Sir, I have a bottle I dug up years ago in an old circa 20's dump here in Austin, Texas. It says Nu-Icu and is bursting out of a star with the words Flavor that you can't forget- underneath Nu-Icu. It has a bottle pat. date of Mar.9, 1920. On the lower portion around the bottom it has Root, 29, and 94K. It is one half pint. I have searched all over the web and am stumped. Can you help me out on this one? thank you. Roy Blizzard 4ev1i have a bottle like he described but it is NU-LOY or LCY the bottom of the y is below the other text. the closest thing i have found was a NU-GRAPE bottle which is almost the same http://www.antiquebottles/nugrape/ is there anything you can tell me about it or the value of it?? and this bottle is a duffy malt whiskey company bottle THE DUFFY MALT WHISKEY COMPANY ROCHESTER,N.Y. U.S.A.ON BOTTOM...PAT'D AUG.24 1886BOTTLE IS 10 INCHES TALL got any info on the value of it?? thanks jonathan smith Attachments: 00_1_b.JPG 854.jpg

From: Mary Beth Shearin

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 01-10-2004

Hello, I am trying to find any information on an old Chicago based company named Bostelmann Bottling or Bostelmann Hydrox. Do you have any suggestions as to where I should look? Thank you so very much for any help you can provide. Sincerely, Mary Beth Shearin

 

From: James T Dhalluin

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bythinia Bottle

Date: 02-10-2004

Digger, I found this bottle in a old farm house, It is Doubled seams with an applied top and embossed below the neck 'BYTHINIA WATER'..Tried the web and only found a reference to 'Fikes' 242 and the listing states this bottle is not for sale. I attached a Pic. the coke bottle is a 10 oz. for size reference. any info will help... Thanks Jim, Hydro, Okla.

 

From: BOWINDY

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: smirnoff vodka

Date: 02-10-2004

Digger, My question to you is I have a one gallon bottle of Smirnoff vodka still sealed with a plastic seal and tabc sticker. It came with a pump and is still in the original box. This is 80 proof vodka with the red label. On the label is a number looks like this No 4993NDistilled by Ste Pierre Smirnoff FLS in Hartford,CT Could you please tell me if there is any value. The label has yellowed with age, I have had this bottle since 1979. Sorry I have no picture. Thank you for any help you can give me. BoWindy

 

From: Lurch

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: hi I have some old bottles

Date: 02-10-2004

Hi my name is James Klima and i have 2 bottles of whiskey and one bottle of white wine full they all are very old and full never opened i need to know if they are of any value. The one is called "The Order of Merit" it was bottled in 1969 and aged 16yrs. The other is "Canadian Club" bottled in 1963 and aged 6yrs. The other is "Vino Santo" white wine bottled 1976 i don’t know if it was aged or not. The white wine bottle is shaped like Abraham Lincoln it is the Bicentennial Bottle for the USA. If you could help me out that would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.

 

From: Jo Ann Skalka

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: rare bottle

Date: 02-10-2004

I have a corked bottle of white table wine from vento wine import, of Cleveland Ohio. The bottle is a figurine of a football player running with a football. The bottom of the bottle states in raised lettering that it is made in Italy, states that it is a collectors item and hand painted in 1980. It has not been opened and still has the wine in it. (750ml).I can send a picture if that would help determine its value. Can you please let me know anything about it. Thank you, Jo Ann

 

From: Patricia Cain

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 02-10-2004

hi Digger HEY, man, since I have been reading your site and q/a sessions, etc. I have not been doing my housework, etc. so THANKS for that - anything is better! I will not go into specifics here, and have no pics as of yet, but I have several bottles excavated in Toronto, Ontario with the word Symington on them.. There are lots of medicine bottles, etc. I have others with other things but I must look at them before I write. How old are the Symington med. bottles? My main question is about a Dr. Fisch's bitter bottle, puce colour, purchased in a Goodwill shop for $1.50. It is perhaps a fake, or maybe real, and I know you might need a pic, which I cannot provide at the time. This bottle looks exactly the same as what you wrote about, is perhaps 7 inches tall, says Millville New Jersey on one side below the fishe's eye and Doctor Fishch's Bitters on the other side, below the eye. The bottom says Wheaton, NJ also. There is a sticky residue around the top of the opening, and it does smell rather fishy, or gross. The cork, though it does smell also, says Portugal. From the mint condition of this bottle, I would tend to think it is a fake or a repro. and especially because the eye of the fish is more in the middle of the top of the bottle. The pics I see have the eye more leaning towards the right or left side. The bottle otherwise looks exactly the same as what I have seen in listing...any ideas for me? I can't really see why someone would have "planted" this bottle, as smelly as it is, and all, but who am I to know? Thanks - it is obvious that you are a VERY busy person, and I appreciate your efforts. Patricia

 

From: janet smallwood

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: sonny boy botle

Date: 02-10-2004

hi digger, I have a 8oz sonny boy baby bottle with a black nipple . could you tell me where these bottles are from and dates made and prices. thank u janet smallwood

 

From: Joyce Newman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 02-10-2004

Hello, I've been asked to appraise the two bottles in the attached photograph. They are unmarked and are brilliant emerald green, 9" tall and rectangular in cross section. I've been unable to identify them and hope that you might help. Thank you in advance. Joyce Newman Joyce Newman, ISA Accredited Member International Society of Appraisers

They are capers bottles. Value about $15-20 each without the stain. Circa 1890s Digger

From: BiznessOfMine

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Geo.A.Dickel's - Cascade. . .

Date: 02-10-2004

My mom recently died (my father preceded her in the 70's) Dad had/has a few bottles, still intact with contents still inside. I request information regarding a bottle of the above-mentioned. .Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky. I guess I am wondering whether we should just break into this "family jem" or keep it in a safe place for the next generation to go to college on. There are different numbers on the label(s) but I don't have a clue as to WHAT significance they may be. Thanking you in advance for your help in this Yvonne Minor

 

From: Lonabur3x

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 02-10-2004

Dear Digger, I have two very unusual bottles that probably aren't antique. I've had them for almost 30 years but they weren't new when I got them. My uncle who gave them to me is long dead. I really have no idea how old they are. They are leather covered cats from Italy. I've always assumed they were wine bottles. They are 15" high with the lid (stopper) which is the cats head. The bottle itself is 10 3/4" high. It has a flared lip and the stopper on the cats neck is ringed plastic. A good clue it's not antique. I know you deal in antique bottles but I couldn't find anyone who was an expert in leather cat bottles. I'm hoping you can point me in the right direction. The glass underneath the leather is dark green. I can't answer any other questions that have to do with the glass, ie, BIM , because it's covered by the leather. The glass is obviously in the shape of a cat. It has haunches and feet. The bottom is indented. They look like Egyptian cats, tall and skinny with the long neck. They're really very interesting. Anything you can tell me would help. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Lona Burgess

 

From: Patricia Burkhart

To: 'jaok2@bottlebooks.com m

Subject: bottle. Montecatini sale tamerici

Date: 03-10-2004

I found a bottle in an old house. It was surrounded by white clay. Upon peeling off the clay it was clear in color, applied top embossed, MONTECATINI SALE TAMERICI vertically. on the base a European 1 approx. 5 1/2" tall . . Any info would be appreciated. Thanks, Pat Burkhart Sandusky, Ohio

 

From: Tammy Nelson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle value

Date: 03-10-2004

Hi Digger, I have a Tiffany & Co. decanter I am interested in. The bottle label reads 1776 by Seagram 4/5 quart American whiskey, the bottle has a tag stating " A Tribute to a Very Special Occasion. The decanter still has an unopened seal, there is a number on the seal which has a number, "bottle stamp 627366920". The bottle is in the original blue Tiffany bag also labeled 1776 by Seagram, Tiffany & Co Decanter, also in the original Tiffany & Co box echoing the label of the bag. As I understand it, the decanter is lead crystal and the contents can not be consumed. Can you tell me what the value of this is? Thanks in advance for your help.

 

From: Sarah Martin Bemrich

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1981 DAR bottles.

Date: 03-10-2004

Hi there, recently my Mother has come to live with me, and is an avid collector of glass. WE have unpacked over 2000 pieces of Cobalt depression glass, and in these boxes, I have found 4 Sons of the American Revolution 1981 bottles. Each are a different color, blue- violin shaped and has the words "MASS 1V Reg" and a male face on it like a intaglio carving. The second is a dark, bottle green- with "NC 2nd Reg" and an intaglio of a man with a rifle. The third is a smoky topaz color with just the word "2 RI" and a man's intaglio face. The last is amber colored with "2nd Regiment Connecticut" a mans profile with a fancy helment with plume- with a banner under it that says.." Light Dragoons". All are marked on the back with the S.A.R. eagle, and on each bottle bottom is S.A.R. a copyright mark, and 1981. Can you tell me about these little bottles? I know they cant be worth much, they are just interesting. Thanks again, Sarah Bemrich

 

From: Robert Bucher

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Bottle prices

Date: 03-10-2004

I was recently at my uncles house and he was showing me his bottle collection. He has two bottles that I was relay curious about.1. Old Jack Daniels Round whiskey bottle. I know that the bottle was made between 1870 and 1895. The bottle is clear class and is in pristine condition. 2. Dark green, heavy glass, around 12" tall Dr Pepper bottle. I was told the bottle was used to hold the syrup to make Dr. Pepper. The sides are slightly fluted and DR Pepper is in the class not painted on. I have seen a bottle like it at the Dr Pepper Museum in Waco Texas. If you have any info I would appreciated. Robert Bucher

 

From: Jim Ferraro

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 03-10-2004

I have Log Cabin Syrup bottles - collector series from 1976. Can you tell me their value? Thank You.

 

From: Kaytrena3x

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: white horse distillery

Date: 03-10-2004

 

From: SHERYL PEASE

To: Digger

Subject: white horse bottle Hi i recently purchased a brown bottle with raised lettering saying" Federal law forbids sale or reuse of this bottle" on the top. Along the bottom is lettering saying "Exporters White Horse Distillers, Glascow Scotland". The cap is a silver twist cap with cork on the inside. Would you have any information on this bottle. Thanks Karen

 

From: tooinluv3

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Photo Album from Lisa: My husband's bottle

Date: 03-10-2004

My husband found this bottle while working in Jarbidge, Nevada this past spring. We were wondering if you could tell us anything about it. 1. Embossing - On the front of the bottle there the head of a man wearing an old captain's style hat. On one side of the bottle there is a ship, and on the other side there is a ship with a figure of a captain standing, it looks like some people diving off the ship, and maybe dolphins also. Along the bottom of the bottle there is embossing of what look to be like waves for the ship, and across the back at the top is says "FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE". On the bottom of the bottle is 56 (design of some sort)9 DS.PAT.7306 and there is an oval indented in the bottom of the bottle going through the numbers/letters. 2. The bottle is 6 inches tall and approx 4 inches across. HALF PINT is embossed underneat the figure of the captain. 3. The mold seam goes over the top of the lip. 4. The shape of the bottle is rectangular. 5. There is no label, but the words Bankfort Distilleries is on the cap, with two hands grasped in a handshake, an outline of the state of Kentucky above the handshake, with the word Louisville inside it, and an outline of the state of Maryland with the word Baltimore inside of it underneath the handshake. 6. The color of the bottle is brown, not really amber, but darker like a Budweiser bottle. 7. The bottle is not damaged, but the lid is bent up a little. 8. We would like to know anything you can tell us about the bottle, including age, rarity, value and history. Pictures are attached. I also tried to get pictures of the embossing on the front and sides of the bottle, but they may not have come through very well. Thank you

 

 

From: Carla Carpenter

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: cabin ink?

Date: 03-10-2004

Dear Digger, I recently dug an square, aqua house/cabin ink bottle. It is 2 3/8" high, each side is 1 3/4"long The only embossing on it is (FRONT- one door in middle 2 four paned windows)(EACH SIDE- 2 four paned windows) back is smooth, roof is four slanted smooth panels connected in middle with neck w/what I think is a tooled mouth. Mold lines run diagonally to base of neck. The base is smooth with a large round indent. Maybe iron pontil. I can't seem to find any pics and the bottle books are not descriptive enough for me to get an accurate title/appraisal. Thank you for your time and your wonderful site! From another bottle lover, Carla

 

Looks like a cabin ink to be worth about $150.  digger

 

From: Jessica74x

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Identification

Date: 03-10-2004

Hi Digger, I found this bottle in the barn but have no idea what it is. It is 6.5 inches tall, and about 2 inches across at the widest point. It appears to hold an oily substance very pael yellow in color and have something waxy like floating in it. The lid cannot be removed it is rusted on . THe seams of this bottle go down the sides and meet the corners of the squared off part of the botle.The bottom of the bottle is textured and has a 7 and then some sort of symbol and then a 2. I would just like to know anything about it absolutely no telling what it is..LOL Thanks J Robertson

 

 

From: Jessica73x

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle identification ( edited ) with pictures...

Date: 03-10-2004

Hi Digger, I found this bottle in the barn but have no idea what it is. It is 6.5 inches tall, and about 2 inches across at the widest point. It appears to hold an oily substance very pale yellow in color and have something waxy like floating in it. The lid cannot be removed it is rusted on . The seams of this bottle go down the sides and meet the corners of the squared off part of the bottle. The bottom of the bottle is textured and has a 7 and then some sort of symbol and then a 2. I would just like to know anything about it absolutely no telling what it is..LOL Thanks J Robertson

1930-1950 Probably and Olive oil bottle with olive oil and still in it. Digger

From: Peacebug

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Founded in 1788

Date: 03-10-2004

I have a large bottle that has a portrait of a bearded man with a bow-tie in a circle on the front, and the "Federal Law" blurb on the back that was used from 1932 - 1964. The rest of the bottle is stamped 1788, with the word FOUNDED on a bar above the 1788's. It obviously had labels on it once upon a time as there is a round flat circle area on the back and a flat square under the portrait. I can't identify who this (whisky?) bottle is made for. It has the Owens-Corning mark used from 1929 - 1954 on the bottom marked with D850 and 57-8 below that.. HELP!! Attachments: 17883.jpg 1788.jpg 17882.jpg

 

From: PESTERKIT3x

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: help with ? on canning jar

Date: 04-10-2004

5 1/2 H 3" W On bottom there is aK then 1873 then an 8. Jar has 4 stars around the neck area and a glass lid with rubber gasket and metal clamp closure. can u help me. I appreciate it. Thank you Candy

 

From: Harry Behrens Sr

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: pepsi cola bottle

Date: 04-10-2004

dear digger I have a pepsi bottle that’s in the collectors guide as a prototype it says there are only three known to exist. I would like to know if you know where they are or who has them . if any has ever been for sale. the bottle is in pepsi cola bottles collectors guide in full color by James ayers page 138 no.pt1 age 12/28/53 height:7 3/4'' type machine color pink front: pepsi in schist on neck-pc in single-dot script on embossed bottle cap on upper-body bottom: letter b in circle 7 oz. (rough circular embossing) special comments: beautiful & unique style direction; only three known to exist rarity:4

 

From: tootsie

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 04-10-2004

I have a emerald green bottle about 8 inches high and 4-1/2 inches in diameter. It has a domed up bottom and a small neck and has a cut out spout to pour It has an emblem on the front that has an E encircled by a C and has a crown on top of that. It is a cork bottle not screw cap. Any information will be appreciated. It was found in the late 1950's. Thank you Susie

 

From: David J Zavada

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: C. KILLGORE Bottle NEW YORK photo attached

Date: 04-10-2004

I used to go digging for bottles with my dad years ago. I have a hundred or more bottles saved and am looking to sell. I do not know a lot about bottles, I just enjoyed digging them with my dad. One old bottle I have a question about is in excellent condition. There are no chips or cracks. The only writing on the bottle is C. KILLGORE / NEW YORK. I do not know the original contents of the bottle. It measures 8 in. tall and 2.5 in. wide. Can you help me with it's value? I hope the attached photo shows up. If not I can send another.

From: Leslie Cordaro

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Delft Bottle

Date: 04-10-2004

I have a delft blue spirits bottle no. 1140 12 labeled blankenheym's disty rotterdam made in holland scr. Handpainted. Could you tell me if this is worth anything? Thank you, Leslie

 

 

From: JONESB7

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Plantation Liver Pills bottle

Date: 05-10-2004

Mr. Digger: I found a glass bottle between 1 1/2 inches tall and about one inch wide with a cap that screws on top. The bottle is clear, has black pills inside, and the raised glass lettering says "Plantation Liver Pills." It is small enough to fit in a pocket..... Any guess of how old it is? Thanks.

 

From: Kathy Ellenburg ckathy..coop7

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 05-10-2004

I am trying to find out what kind of bottle i have. I don't think it is too old, but 20 -40 years at least....it is about 4 "high and about 1 ¼" in diameter. It has embossed the word eagle on it and has an unsmooth finish about 1-2 inches down from the top of the bottle. The top is like a regular drink bottle. It is clear glass and has a number 4 on the bottom of the bottle. Thank you for any help you can give me. Kathy ellenburg sunset, south carolina

 

From: Mary.D.

To: Jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Help

Date: 05-10-2004

I'm not sure if you can help me. My husband and I recently (July 03) purchased an old run down camp which we are renovating. My husband has been focusing on the camp, while I've been focusing on cleaning up the property. On the property there is what appears to be an old dumping area which I was trying to clean out. When I pulled on what appeared to be some old insulation (most of which is buried under more dirt than I could lift off), I realized when I lifted a corner there was a hole created underneath. I slowly looked in and the felt in the hole with my hand. I ended up pulling out a LARGE about 2 - 2 1/2 feet tall, glass bottle with a metal carrying handle wrapped around the neck of it (which is extremely rusted). At first I thought it was a pipe, until I felt the end of the bottle. The bottle itself is clear and in great shape (no nicks, cracks, etc). The diameter of the jug is probably only 7 or 8 inches across. I was shocked, I've pulled lots of broken glass out and some broken bottles and certainly would have never thought you could pull out a large bottle like that that would be unbroken. Anyway, in what I've seen on the various web sites I've looked at, given that it is clear glass, it may not have any value, I'm just wondering if you could tell me what it might have been used for? My sister thought that by the sound of it, that it was perhaps used to haul milk. Thank you for any help you can provide. I couldn't find where any web sites mentioned such large bottles. Unfortunately, I do not own a digital camera so I can send you a picture. Thanks. Mary D. Wood Research Grant Manager Faculty of Arts & Sciences Dartmouth College

 

 

From: Irene Taylor 

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: flasks

Date: 05-10-2004

Hi Digger I wonder if you could help. my friend has two whisky flasks royal dalton made for Dewars one is marked Be vair of the videia signed by Noake and the other has a picture of the Black Watch Soldier they are of eight inches in height dark brown gloss in colour , i can't find them in any of the lists I would be grateful if you could tell me if they are of value and how old she has had them for quite a few years and was given to her by and old friend. Mr Taylor

 

From: Teresa Heizer

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 05-10-2004

My mom has a slew of 1/2 gallon blue canning jars. Value?

 

From: Deb.Eisele

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Maker Marks

Date: 05-10-2004

Hi Digger, Your site is wonderful, very helpful and I appreciate the enormous amount of time you must spend on it! Recently, while excavating for a road to the river, we uncovered an old family bottle dump from the family priest who lived there in the early 1900's. There are a lot of hand blown bottles with no labels so I have to track down the marks on the bottom of these old bottles to figure out what they are. Some have the embossed info such as Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, Chamberlain's Colic & Diarrhea Relief, Urodonal/Etach, etc. Some I can find in bottle books and some I cannot. For those with no embossing, only marks on the bottom, I have more difficulty tracing origin. What book do you recommend for comparing the marks on the bottoms of these bottles to their origin? One in particular I haven't been able to trace is a 1 3/4" amber hand blown 12 sided bottle with the marks of PC&Co and 1/4 oz on the bottom. Any ideas? Thanks again for your time and knowledge. You are a great resource! Debra Eisele, WSD Executive Secretary

 Re: Bottle Maker Marks The best source is Bottle Makers and Their Marks by Toulouse out of print copies run on Ebay about $150-200 Are you sure it isn't PD&Co Parke Davis Detroit Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

 

From: Deb.Eisele

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Bottle Maker Marks

Date: 06-10-2004

Hi Digger, Thanks for the quick response! My husband looked at the bottle last night also and agreed the P is imposed over a C and an "&" sign then another Co. is beside the P&C or PC &. In any case it's a cool little bottle and I'll keep researching! Have a great day and again, my sincere thanks for the time you spend helping us "newbies" get information on old bottles! I have been on your website nearly daily for a couple of years now already!Debra Eisele, WSD Executive Secretary

 

From: gerry lagasca 

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: re:1965 seagram's/crownroyal whiskey

Date: 05-10-2004

how much does it cost for the said item(1965 seagram's/crown royal)? canada excise tax stamp,dated 1965.

 

From: MyNYCbunny

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 05-10-2004

We found this decanter in a home that was being renovated. Any ideas? A

From: Marilyn Connor

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Do you know when clorox stopped using glass bottles?

Date: 05-10-2004

I am 51 yrs old and I only remember plastic bottles. Yesterday I found a brown, gallon glass jug, embossed with clorox. The lid is still good and the bottom of the jug has writing. I would like to know how old it is and its worth. Thanks.

 

From: david williams

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: help!

Date: 06-10-2004

Good afternoon, I am sure you must get thousands of questions, but can you tell me which book to look in, i have a Bols bottle which holds 4 different drinks one such being freeze- o- mint! can you please advise. many thanks. I am sure you must get thousands of questions, but can you tell me which book to look in, i have a Bols bottle which holds 4 different drinks one such being freeze- o- mint! can you please advise.

 

From: Dan W & Mary K

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: pond's extract 1948

Date: 06-10-2004

Hello Digger, I have a Pond's Extract 1948 bottle that is 9.5 inches tall. I noticed that you listed a bottle that is 6 inches tall that was worth $1-2 range. Is there any difference in the price since my bottle is taller? Thank you in advance. heymaw

 

From: Rosenberg, Seth Andrew

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Federal Law....

Date: 06-10-2004

Hi Digger, What are the years when the federal government required alcohol (just liquor or all alcohol?) bottles to say "Federal Law Forbids Reuse of This Bottle" ? The little chart on your dating liquor bottles page is a little hard to pin an exact date on. Thanks, Seth

 

From: Dusty Wilson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: whiskey bottle

Date: 06-10-2004

I have a whiskey bottle my Grandmother gave me when she passed away last Aug. It was Grandfathers and he brought it back from WW2, if I am recalling the story correctly. I was young when she told it. Anyway, the whiskey bottle is clear, witha scottsman in a clear shot glass shaped covering inside the bottle. On the bottom is a musical key that you turn and the it plays music and the Scottsman dances. I don't know the tune but it works. There is also an on/off knob but it doesn't work. I am sure it could be fixed. On label on the side it says : 86 proof 4/5 quart Distilled and Blended in Scotland Imported and Bottled by Glen Spay Ltd., Clermont Ky. Offices: Edinburgh, Scotland It is approximately 17" tall. I don't have a picture now but I am including a crude drawing to give you an idea.The condition is excellent. It is sentimental for me and just wondered if it has any value and the history behind it. Thank you, Shannon C. Wilson Attachments: whiskey bottle.jpg

From: Lauren Lee

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Remy Martin Grand Champagne Cognac

Date: 06-10-2004

Please send me what the value would be on a bottle of Remy Martin Grand Champagne VSOP Cognac 1910 in a baccarat decanter in its original velvet case. It is unopened with a certificate of authenticity. My e-mail address is: donnab3xbigminc Thank you.

 

From: HOFFLOAN3x

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: McCormick Decanter

Date: 06-10-2004

I recently purchased a McCormick whisky decanter titled "worlds greatestfan". It's a Nebraska football fan. Can you tell me when this was made, and what to look for to make sure it is authentic?

 

From: Terri Bator cterribator3xccser

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: E.R. Durkee & Co. Bottle

Date: 06-10-2004

Hi Digger: I unearthed an E.R. Durkee & Co. NEW YORK bottle at the local Goodwill store which I'm seeking your help in identifying. This clear, but slightly purpled bottle is about 4-3/4" tall tapering from 1-7/8" at the bottom to 1" at the top. The threaded cap is made of aluminum bearing the E.R. Durkee & Co. name with the trade mark which appears to be a medieval gauntlet. Patent date on the bottom is April 17, 1877 along with a diamond-shaped insignia. E.R. DURKEE & Co. NEW YORK in raised letters is on the side. Can you tell me something about this bottle- perhaps what it was filled with? Thanks,Terri

 

From: Videla M. Jaime

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ross s belfast bottle

Date: 06-10-2004

Hi digger, Could you tell me if the date at bottom of this bottle i´ve got is ok? = 1907 Thanks in advance for your help BR Jaime

 

From: Tonya Ely

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 07-10-2004

I have a bottle from the 1800s made by NY PHARMACAL ASSOCIATION how much is it worth

 

From: HickeyW

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Age of bottles

Date: 07-10-2004

Hello I wonder could you give me some idea of the age of the attached bottle bases? The one on the left has lettering which looks like the letter L and below it a 3 and probably a 6. It is a shade of brown maybe aqua which I can't identify. It has a few bubbles throughout and a nipple in the center of the base. The base indentation is noticeably deeper on one side. It is smooth and even where it is broken it looks as if it is polished smooth. The other base is olive green in color and is also smooth. It has a few large bubbles. I suspect these are from liquor bottles. There are no seams visible. What looks like a seam on the one on the left is a crack. I would like to know, for example, if they are 50, 75, or a hundred years old. I found them while digging preparing soil for planting vegetaables

From: MARvin & LEOla Schroeder

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old medicine book

Date: 07-10-2004

Hi: I have this 5" X 8" soft cover book (picture) and nowhere can I find a date on it..I know you specialize in bottles, but this pertains to old bottles.... The book has advertising in it for .. Stomach Vigor, Ole-Oid Liniment, and Kuriko. There are 36 pages. You can see the content of the book in the picture.. I can send you more pictures if you like.. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.. Marv... marleo 

 

From: Catalano, Nancy cNancy.

To: 'jaok2@bottlebooks.com m' jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: dickel tennessee whiskey

Date: 07-10-2004

Digger: I have an old turquoise blue glass whiskey decanter from Dicel Tennessee whiskey with the leather around the bottom and the leather handle. It is about 17inches tall with a curved neck. Just wondering if you have any info on the date or value. Thanks, Nancy

 

From: PABRRD3x

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1954 CROWN ROYAL

Date: 07-10-2004

Hello! Have you any idea as to the value of a 1954 Crown Royal, still sealed and in the blue bag? The boss wanted me to check this out.Thank you for any help.Pat Berardi

 

From: BLAQCHERRY

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: r riddle

Date: 07-10-2004

hello i have a bottle blob top smooth based r riddle bottle i found it in water so there is some damage its an aqua green blue color and the cork is still "inside" the bottle is this a soda bottle or mineral bottle..? there is a big r on the back and on the front it says r. riddle with a little a after the word philad . whats it worth? thx...

 

From: Jim Ferraro

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 07-10-2004

I have five Log Cabin Bi-Centennial syrup bottles from 1976. Could you please tell me what their value might be? Thank You. Nancy

 

From: michelle

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Medicine Bottle Question

Date: 08-10-2004

Hello My name is Michelle Hollars and I am not by any means an antique or bottle collector. I happened to run across an old medicine bottle on my grandmothers estate a while back. The bottle is about 5 inches including the neck and it is marked National Remedy Company New York. The bottle seems to be in pretty good condition no knicks just a few scratches and some white discoloring in the inside. Is there anything you can tell me about this bottle? Thanks Michelle Hollars, Elk Park, NC

 

From: Lsblanton

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 08-10-2004

Hi, i have a bottle that was given to me 30 plus years ago , outside writing has fairview wine company of Maine and bunches on grapes on the outside and a screw lid cap. 4/5 quarts stamped on it.. Do you know anything about this company and how old this bottle maybe. If you know anything thank you..

 

From: grlongt

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old whiskey bottles

Date: 09-10-2004

We have two Beam's Trophy containers which are horses that are made with genuine regal china and said to be handcrafted. The are in very good condition. The bottom says they were made in 1968.The horses are reared up. We have all the pieces could you tell me what their values are? Thank you Gerald Long

 

From: Hbirdslav

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: chair in bottle

Date: 09-10-2004

I have been searching the web for ever looking to see if I can find the age, origin and value of an antique bottle with a chair in it. I saw one once like it at a Ripley's museum in Vegas but I cannot find out anything about it. I hope you can help. The bottle is square with a wooden stopper. The chair is wooden with red weaving for the seat. The bottom is imprinted with what I think is "PAT APPLIED FOR U.S.I.A. CO." Can you help? Vicki

 

From: BVega5

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 09-10-2004

I was recently digging up my back yard, and there was a bottle buried in the dirt. Our house was built around 1950, so I thought that might be around when the bottle was made. It's a brown/amber bottle 8" tall, it is a rounded rectangle about 3"x2". The neck is about 2 1/4'' tall. It looks like it was corked-it has a circular lip. The seem goes up both sides(if you were to cut the bottle on the diagonal) and continues over the top of the lip, but does not go through the center cirle on the bottom. The bottom of the bottle has a few numbers: OU . D . Co.27 I would appreciate any information you could "dig up" on this bottle, especially the age. Thank you, Eric

 

From: Clifford Sauceir

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: whisky bottle

Date: 09-10-2004

digger just came up with a bottle of louis kessler whisky. still sealed. the lady who gave it to me is 98 yrs. old and said it belong to her mother. can you help.

 

From: Linda

To: Jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Wine Bottle

Date: 09-10-2004

I have found a wine bottle. It is plain with a diamond pattern around the middle. The bottom is marked "Dixie Wine Corp., Richmond, Va. Can you supply any information about this bottle. Thanks, Linda

 

From: Waterpharmacy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: QUESTIONS

Date: 09-10-2004

My name is teresa, my family and i live in florida in a house that is said to be 100 years old. Just the other day my dog was out back digging a hole, and my two daughters were out there with her. She started digging up broken glass, so my oldest daughter got the dog out of the hole and started pulling out the broken glass. The more she started digging she started pulling out whole bottles, and look like jars. There were 14 in one hole. As if someone had buried them there, they were also pulling out broken china sets.on the other side of the yard the dog started another hole by our fence. So my oldest daughter went over and started looking and found three more. Plus an old tire rim with a dry rotted tire still on it. ( we yet to get the whole tire, and rim out.)A few of the bottles look almost like real old soda bottles. One is a large almost like a wine bottle. We also have one medicine bottle from bayer co. It is glass and going up the side on both sides of the bottle it says " bayer co. Inc. I am 31 and don't remember seeing the bayer bottle like this? Any ideas?teresa

 

From: Abbysmommy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: possible worth of a commemorative bottle

Date: 09-10-2004

Lable is Waterfill-Frazier straight bourbon bottle is white and pictures the Alabama Great seal, American and Alabama flags. 1776-1976 The bottom has Heritage China Genuine Porcelain Liquor Bottle185 1976 Back of bottle has the state of Alabama saluting the US on the Bicentennial Bottle is appo. 7"wide X 5" high X 2" thick Thank you for any help.

 

From: roy weinacht

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Duffy's color variation

Date: 09-10-2004

Hi Digger, I'm a member of the Metro East Antique Bottle Club-O'Fallon, Il. I picked up a Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey today. Nothing special about that except it's citron yellow. Have you seen this variation before? Also, I noticed on your site (love it by the way) a Dr. Pierce Anuric Tablets bottle that you have sold which was an unusual color. The one on your site was sold. I also found one of these. What is that variation worth? Love your articles in Antique Bottle and Glass. Have you ever made it to our bottle show in Collinsville, IL? Coming up in November. It's always a good show. Thanks, Roy Weinacht

 

 

From: Chrissy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Antique Bottle?

Date: 10-10-2004

Do you know anything about this bottle? It says H. Vogelgesang, 601 East 5th Street, Canton, O. on it.Attachments: MVC-001S.JPG

You have a Hutchison soda. Four variants of the bottle are listed in the Ohio Bottle Book. Yours is worth about $10-12.Digger

 

From: DOTTIE

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question

Date: 10-10-2004

Hi, I have been un-able to find info on a green glass bottle with metal claso holding porcelain cap. It says-Leo Sheporaitis Pittston Pa.28 fl.oz.....in a nice green glass checkerboard pattern.....thanks......Dottie

 

From: dana n riccard

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: is my bottle special, valuable or collector item?

Date: 07-10-2004

I found a bottle in the sand dunes at Nags Head Beach,NC. It is a brown bottle rectangular in shape, on the front are the words AINSLIE'S WHISKY The bottom of the bottle has the followingS 445 KX 2U G B that was as much as I could see on the bottom it was hard to make out as some might of rubbed off

 

From: Diane Hibbs

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 10-10-2004

i got a bottle is either light green or light blue and it reads independent brewing co of pittsburgh there is some air bubbles in the glass.can you tell me what this could be and its price it is worth? thank you diane.it may be a pop bottle or wine bottle or beer bottle.the size of it is about the size of the glass pop bottles.

 

From: Susan Collins

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: re:bottle by Grunow 1930's 40's.....from Susan

Date: 10-10-2004

Hi, I have been researching William C. Grunow, he had radios, refrigerators, televisions, records and phonographs. (making family history notebook) not to publish. He also had a Grunow bottle which would be I think from a Chicago or near by bottle making company. Grunow had in the 30s and 40's - 24 chicken stores called Val Lo Will Stores inc. Named after his kid Valerie, William and Lois. Grunow died in 1949 July 6. On that day he went to check many of these stores. He was on top of technology of the time he started his refrigerator making in Rome NY at the Rome Turney radiator factory. There patents were issued and new ideas set forth. So he was quite involved with scientists a engineers. He was able to have access to the refrigeration for these kinds of stores. He had a Grunow bottle. I saw a picture of one and wished I had printed the photo- starting bid was $5.00 I think it seems practical why not give the customer something drink and to buy while getting their chicken to cook for dinner. Do not know the beverage he served or beverages. This bottle is not so special and expensive as on your site. If you have any information on this Grunow bottle I would like any history or suggestions you have for me to research. Thank you, Susan

 

From: RPX

To: Jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: DIGGER HELP!!!!PICS attached in zip

Date: 10-10-2004

HEy Digger Odell, I have a problem and need your help! I have this bottle that i can't find in any book or know really what it is, I have asked many people including Reggie on the bottle collectors site and many auction houses to see if they ever had on like this. Well The Bottle is golden yellow/amber and has a pour top "like a master ink. the pics included will help" and was dug from a site here in Schenectady NY, Embossed on the First side is "DR. Koch's" and on the other side is "PEPTON BULLION",is this a Bitter,Med/CUre etc etc,and have you ever seen one like this.Also it's about 10-12 inches tall.

 

From: Michelle Epperson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 19-10-2004

My boyfriend was telling me his grandfather was always using a bottle of Iodine type call Mac Cure a Comb, im not sure how to spell it and am looking for a bottle to give as a Christmas gift, can you tell me about it, or the years it was available, any information would be helpful Thank You Michelle

 

From: Jimmy and Tracy Koonce

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: White Duraglas bottle

Date: 19-10-2004

My son, who has just started collecting bottles, has received a bottle and we were wondering if you could help us with the type and origin of the bottle. I will do my best to describe it. (Sorry......no scanner)The bottle is clear with a bumpy texture from the top down. There is no writing on the bottle body itself. The bottom of the bottle has: G322 1 Duraglas9 5 We are clueless as to what was originally in this bottle and if it has any value. Can you help? Thanks so much Tracy in TN

 

From: Eve & Steve

To: 'Digger

Subject: RE: HI I FOUND A CASE OF

Date: 19-10-2004

Yes, I have pics of the box, I haven't has the guts to open it though. But I have 12 bottles in it for sure. I really want someone to buy the box, it's really cool.

From: Digger [mail

To:jaok2@bottlebooks.com m]

Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2004

6:16 AM

To: Eve & Steve

Subject: Re: HI I FOUND A CASE OF In boxes, sealed? I'd guess $50-80 each. Depends upon the colorfulness of the label and bottle itself. Selling one for that price might be easy. Selling the case for that price might be harder.

Mr. Digger, I am sending you two pictures of a jug I have. The jug has “Georgia” on the bottom but we can’t read the top. It also has, what we believe, is an eagle’s head coming out of it. Can you help us find out what this jug is called or even what it is? Sincerely, Pat Millsaps

 

From: "clifford campbell"

To: "Digger"

Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 6:34 PM

Would you know value and age of cologne  shape  bottle embossed with eagle and parchment and "N  Prentiss/Jo Street/N York"? Cliff

No I have not seen it...Tough call on price...clear odd ball category clean might be $200-300 Digger

From: wtmoore22

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 10-10-2004

Can you give me any information about the P.J Ritter conserve company? The info will help with a bottle that I found today. Also what's the best online site to look up bottles? Thanks a bunch, Tim Moore

Tim I'll answer your last question first-  my site is the best. I am surprised you asked.  As for the bottle the Ritter company is an old one started by Philip J. Ritter in 1854 in Philadelphia.  He began as a confectioner but began selling is wife's fruit preserves as a side-line.  He grew the business rather extensively with branches in California and products as diverse as asparagus, apricots, salad dressing and catsup to name a few.  His major operation was in Bridgeton, N.J. (Zumwalt. Ketchup, Pickles and Sauces Without more to go on, I can not tell you what your bottle contained. Digger

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From: Pamela Davis

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hall Sicilian Hair Renewer

Date: 10-10-2004

Digger:

This bottle is appx. 6 3/4 in. tall; based on your photo of lip styles, I would say it comes closest to the applied square band; base bears an "H"; it has a wrap-around label, some small pieces missing but most of the directions are readable, and it is Hall's Vegetable Sicilian Hair Renewer, and is signed by the proprietor Robert P. Hall; the bottle is green; and I would say that overall, it is in fair condition. Could you please provide the age, history and value? Thanks much! Pamela Davis

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From: erica

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Benjamin Franklin bottle

Date: 11-10-2004

Hi Digger, I have a green bottle that was made in Taiwan with a picture of Benjamin Franklin on the front and also it has the original cork in it. What if any is the value of this antique? Please reply as I am eager to find out any info on this that I can. Thanks, Erica

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From: mmaloney

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 11-10-2004

Dear Friend: My wife and I were antique shopping this morning. In a Clover, SC antique shop we spotted an interesting bottle. The price was marked $27, so we thought some research should precede our investment. We studied the bottle, and here is my best description: The bottle is clear with a rounded bottom. The bottle can not stand because of the rounded bottom. The embossed words include: Kirker and Company, Belfast 1851. I believe there is an embossed shamrock in the center. The glass has bubbles in it and it looks like it should have a cork in it. Help! Thanks in advance, Mike Maloney

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From: Ibeme10

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottles

Date: 11-10-2004

I would like to know how much The Simon's Centennial Bitters Trademark bottle is a bust General George Washington The ten inch bottle made around 1875 in amber color.

Rhonda

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From: Rvhor

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Stove Polish Bottle

Date: 11-10-2004

Digger, Iive in an old farmhouse in Pennsylvania. I don't farm. But I do a lot of gardening. Over the years (since 1969) I have dug up a lot of artifacts. Horseshoes, coins, stone tools, arrowheads, handmade nails, pottery shards, bottles, etc. One bottle in particular intrigues me. The raised lettering says, "Liquid Stove Polish, Manufactured by J. L. Prescott Co., New York. How can I find out more about the bottle? Dick Horst

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From: Margaret Gardner

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question

Date: 11-10-2004

Hello Digger,

Would you be able to enlighten me about the following bottle. It is a bottle that would have held motor vehicle oil and has a pouring spout screwed to the top of the bottle. The top part is metal and has The Masters MFG. Co. UTCHFIELD ,ILL. PATD. Sept. 14th 1926 At the base of the metal screw top has cork on it and still good condition. The glass bottle is clear glass with the wording that goes on a slant FILL TO LINE with a arrow. All markings on glass are raised. There is a raised square with the words MASS 0-11-B SEAL Raised lettering - ONE LIQUED QUART At the base of the bottle it has PA. SERIAL M 24 A raised diamond shape with 64 MINN. inside the diamond. A raised circle with the lettering N.C. M 10 APPROVED On the bottom of the bottle is 7 I with a circle around it and a 3 underneath that is the number 7 On the back of the bottle in raised lettering it says APPROVED MODEL BW- 1228 I will be taking a digital picture of this bottle if you would like to see the picture please let me know. Any help with this would be appreciated. I would like to have more information about the bottle and what the worth is. I asked my 92 year old father if he remembered this type of a bottle and he said yes back in the model T times. There are no chips in the bottle and the metal top with a metal cap are in great condition. Margaret Gardner

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From: Iris Geddes

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I have a bottle

Date: 11-10-2004

Hi I have a bottle, greenish in color with the words: Springs Wheeler & Co Ltd.Cromac Belfast What is interesting about the bottle is that it has a rounded bottom and cannt sit up right because of this. Any idea what it is... thanks, Joan

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From: Videla M. Jaime

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RE: ross s belfast bottle

Date: 12-10-2004

Hello Digger, thank for your promt reply. I am writing from Iquique, 1,000 mls north Santiago de Chile, South America. The bottle i´ve found is an ross´s belfast one, torpedo variety. Could you tell me how old it´be? I can not found it in your site. Thanks in advance for your co-operation. Best regards, Jaime

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From: terry <

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: antique amber snuff bottle

Date: 12-10-2004

what do the raised dots on the bottom of snuff bottles mean?

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From: Aaron Sigritz

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Answer to June 2004 Question

Date: 12-10-2004

Dear Digger,

I happened to see the below question in your June 2004 questions. I'd like to be placed in contact with the questioner by e-mail. Gus Sigritz was my Great-Uncle. He had a bottling company in Dayton, Ohio from about 1890 to 1932. We have a few of his bottles, but have never seen one such as the writer displayed. Thanks, Aaron Sigritz

From: SPANKY2

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle gus a sigritz

Date: 05-06-2004

i have a large turquoise bottle that is about 10 inches tall and reads gus. a. sigritz trade registered mark and has a large S in the middle and dayton ohio could you tell me anything about this bottle thanks connie Attachments:

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From: Erica

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Sent: Monday, October 11, 2004 1:17 PM

Subject: Benjamin Franklin bottle

Hi Digger, I have a green bottle that was made in Taiwan with a picture of Benjamin Franklin on the front and also it has the original cork in it. What if any is the value of this antique? Please reply as I am eager to find out any info on this that I can. Thanks, Erica

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From: rocky61793 LONGO

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: taunus brunnen bottle

Date: 12-10-2004

dear, digger I emailed you earlier, looking at this bottle it reads taunus brunnen schutzmarke freidrich grosskarben #3 on the front #9 on the back of the bottle how old is this bottle and what is the value of it in good condition. please reply asap thank you sharon

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From: Susan Collins

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Sent: Sunday, October 10, 2004 5:13 PM

Subject: re:bottle by Grunow 1930's 40's.....from Susan

Hi, I have been researching William C. Grunow, he had radios, refrigerators, televisions, records and phonographs. (making family history notebook) not to publish. He also had a Grunow bottle which would be I think from a Chicago or near by bottle making company. Grunow had in the 30s and 40's - 24 chicken stores called Val Lo Will Stores inc. Named after his kid Valerie, William and Lois. Grunow died in 1949 July 6. On that day he went to check many of these stores. He was on top of technology of the time he started his refrigerator making in Rome NY at the Rome Turney radiator factory. There patents were issued and new ideas set forth. So he was quite involved with scientists a engineers. He was able to have access to the refrigeration for these kinds of stores. He had a Grunow bottle. I saw a picture of one and wished I had printed the photo- starting bid was $5.00 I think it seems practical why not give the customer something drink and to buy while getting their chicken to cook for dinner. Do not know the beverage he served or beverages. This bottle is not so special and expensive as on your site. If you have any information on this Grunow bottle I would like any history or suggestions you have for me to research. Thank you, Susan

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From: Édith Gravel

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old City bottle

Date: 12-10-2004

Hello:

I have found an old bottle with ''Old Cuty'' written on it. I have no idea whether it's an old beer bottle or an old Ketsup bottle. Can you help me? I have attached a photo of the bottle.

 

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From: Tonya Ely

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 07-10-2004

I have a lot of medicine bottles such as Tilden & co powers & weight NY pharmacal assoiation I all so have a syringe glass & brass made by tiemann&co with an old doctors saddle bag made for carrying the medicine can you help me find out how much it is valued at

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From: Christoph

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: beer bottle Wallis island

Date: 12-10-2004

Sir, My name is Chris LAURENT, I work in Wallis island (Samoa area - South Pacific) for 10 years and love this place. I have created an association called Uvea Museum Association few months ago. Our goal is to open a museum about US occupation during Pacific War. During my research on the island, I've found a green bottle on its side RAINIER is written and a brown bottle on its bottom Primo is written. So I made some more research about beer bottles. I've found your web site many information. It's seems that you have everything about beer product. I'm looking for the exact tag to print and to put on the bottle for the museum. Can you help me by sending me pictures or tags of these beers from this time (1942-1946) or tell me where to get it. If you need beer bottle picture to help you let me know. Sincerely Christophe LAURENT Uvea Museum Association PO BOX 87 Mata-Utu 98600 UVEA Wallis and Futuna South Pacific

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From: KYLEBROW

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 12-10-2004

Hello, I found a little bottle, about 2 1/2 inches long, that says "Hoyt's Nickel Cologne." Do you know what price range this bottle runs for Kyle

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From: Jean Gietl

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle question

Date: 13-10-2004

Dear Digger, I have an aqua bottle..round, approx. 12" tall, porcelain stopper w/wire bail. I think it has a sloping collar & the side seams stop below lip .smooth base w/circle mold-mark..It has embossed : "Clarine receiving bottle The Clarine Company, Buffalo, NY". (ex condition). Can you tell me what this product was?..Any idea as to the year(s) this company was in business? .any value? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks. Jean G

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From: glenn love

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle

Date: 13-10-2004

Good morning; I have a bottle that is 6 3/4" tall. It has embossed on the bottom a character that looks like Pinocchio but he has a hat on & glasses. a long nose. maybe you can tell me what it is, Thanks; Glenn

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From: MNye

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: karl katz

Date: 13-10-2004

I have an aqua green bottle from 1896. It is from Karl E. Katz, registered nov. 1896 York Pa. It is roughly 7" tall with a wire porcelain cap and rubber stopper. Can you tell me anything about this bottle and possible value. Mike Nye

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From: Betty Patton

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bonnie Bros Bottle

Date: 13-10-2004

I bought this bottle at a garage sale for 50 cents. It is embossed "Bonnie Bros" "Louisville, KY" with a center circle containing "Bonnie". This bottle is 10" tall, has no cracks or chips. There is a partial cork in the bottle. Should I remove it? What can you tell me about it? Thanks, Betty Patton A

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From: American

To: Jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: H.J. Heinz Company bottle

Date: 13-10-2004

Hi I have a purple glass bottle with glass stopper. Bottom says H. J. Heinz Pat. June 9th 1891- It was from my grandmother's estate. I don't know approx. value and have no idea what it's worth. Could you help? Thanks, K

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From: Smith, Janice

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Rare bottle or fake?

Date: 13-10-2004

Digger, I have a bottle and was wondering if you could verify the year. 3" green glass with the inscriptions IN SILVER WE TRUST 1896 on the front NEVADA CITY, CAL. The "MOTHER LOAD" COUNTRY SIERRA NEVADA. Thanks, Jae

 

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From: william west

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date: 13-10-2004

dr.pepper bottle has no paint on it. Has like a clock on front etched in glass that has 10 2 4 on it .on the bottem it has blytheville ark.93 or 36 . i really can't tell

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From: April 

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottles foun

Date: 13-10-2004

I was wandering if you would know the value of these two bottles I dug up yesterday when I came across a old dump. one is little and says HOYTS 10cents cologne on it and the other one is aqua glass and saysS.M BIXBY &CO NEWYORK,USA???????????????

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From: Sherry David

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle value

Date: 13-10-2004

Hello: I have a bottle of Jacquin's forbidden fruit liqueur , dated 1865 , r44 no 5. the liqueur is still in the bottle it is green in color. What can you tell me about this item. I look forward to your response.

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From: Schwensow, Kamla

To: 'jaok20@bottlebooks.com'

Subject:

Date: 13-10-2004

hi have u heard or seen anything about koro bleach sacramento, ca.its a brown bottle and i can't find info anywhere on it

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From: Darms5

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Armour Top Notch Brand Chicago bottle

Date: 13-10-2004

Digger, my name is Doyle and I just came across a bottle almost 5 3/4 inches tall, clear with a hint of purple. The bottle has embossed on the bottom, " Armours Top Notch Brand Chicago". The bottle has no cracks or chips. I was wondering if you know anything about the bottle, scarcity and such. Hope to here from you soon. Doyle Armstrong

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From: TKm2Griffin

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: GEORGE DICKLE SOUVENIR BOTTLE

Date: 13-10-2004

Digger,

I've found this reference listed below on your website dated in 2002. I "also" have this same bottle that my father has provided for me. Please kindly advise the value if possible for this collector's addition. Or should I just start enjoying the unopened contents. My bottle has yet to be opened and still has the State's ABC seal on it. Is their a location or website available to have other similar bottles inspected and traded or purchased? Many thanks for your time, Toby
 

From: blue

To: Digger

Subject: souvenir bottle

Date: 12-03-2002

hello, and thanks for having such a handy website. :) i can see that you get a lot of emails, so I'll try not to waste your time here. i've found a lot of bottles my grandfather used to collect, many i can't identify, but i ll limit this email to one that is not only easily identified, but pretty neat to look at. ok, here goes. i have a george dickle Tennessee sour mash whiskey bottle with a leather harness handle, connected with a leather sting to the wooden top with cork, and a leather cradle of sorts at the bottom. the glass is dark brown, the neck of the bottle is curved. there are two intact but frayed-edged labels still clearly legible, with handwritten price on main label reading 3. 75 . (the cork is broken off and wedged into the neck of the bottle. ) on the side, alongside the handle, it reads "Dickle Tennessee First Bottling - October 1964". running along the top of the bottom leather under the main label, the glass reads "Souvenir Bottle" but, more interestingly, under the smaller label it reads "27 years of stubbornness but we made it. " i can send a picture if you'd like. I'm curious as to if this is worth anything. thanks for your time, and keep up the good work, digger.

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From: TKm2

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: OLD FITZGERALD SONS OF ERIN PROCELAIN WHISKEY BOTTLE

Date: 13-10-2004

Digger,

I have a full 4/5 quart bottle unopened with a state seal from 1969. This porcelain bottle has family crests/shields of Irish families along with a map of The Emerald Isle detailed on the bottle. Is this valuable now or how long should I wait before opening and enjoying? Would there be more enjoyment later on after value increases? Many thanks, Toby
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From: John Holub

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Wine Bottle

Date: 13-10-2004

Hello I'm looking for a wine bottle that's round on top then turns into a square shape at the bottom. This is a narrow bottle. Can you help? John Holub

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From: sammynpat

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle similar to former questioner

Date: 13-10-2004

Dear Digger, A friend of mine showed up tonight with a bottle that sounds like one previously asked about. Here is the previous question.

From: Sonny cperry To: Digger subject: Soda Water Date: 24-05-2003 Digger: I dug a bottle out of the river bank that is aqua green, 7 3/4" tall, round at the top and bottom, but square in the middle, 6 fluid oz., 6 raised stars at the top, all letters are raised as follows: SODA WATER property of the coca*cola bottling co has a crown top and appears to be ABM, but is difficult to see any seam on the lip. Has the following numbers 1188EG22 and PAT NO 49729. Can you give me the background? This one is has the raised letters "ALBEQUERQUE, NM", but I don't see the "pat no 49729." Thanks fory you help, Sam Shaw

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From: Holly

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: No Info anywhere!

Date: 14-10-2004

Hi, I know you get a million questions every day. Hopefully mine is interesting enough to respond to. I have a bottle (I guess it's a blob top, it's old, anyway) light aqua, 11" tall. Raised glass lettering on the front of the bottle says: United Bottling Works Hartford Conn Registered Contents 1 pt and 12 fl. oz I can't find a bloody thing on the internet about this company and I've run a lot of different searches. Can you tell me anything about my bottle? Thanks, Holly

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From: LDIMAGES

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: violin shaped bottles

Date: 14-10-2004

I am looking to purchase new violin shaped bottles. I need approx 72 of them for an upcoming event and have been unable to find them. Any ideas or suggestions?

Thank you Lauri B. Dworkin

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From: rick sheresh

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: amythest color Dr. Kilmer's bottle

Date: 14-10-2004

Hi,

I’m trying to help my Mom determine the value of a bottle that my Dad found in a Mining Camp, in the Red Mountain Area in the Southern California Desert, about 35 years ago. It’s seems to be a fairly common bottle, except for the color. Unfortunately, the bottle is at her house in Texas, and she’s here with me in California, so we can’t send you a picture of the actual bottle. But, I found some pic’s on another website that, except for color, look pretty much like it. Hopefully, we can get a picture of it soon, but is there any way that you could give us an idea from the details we can give you now? We’d sure be grateful. Here are the details you asked for on your website: • It’s embossed glass with raised print inside a kidney. However, unlike some of those in the pic's, hers doesn't have any paint on the print. • Mom’s going from memory, but she thinks it’s around 8 to 9 inches tall, about 2” deep and about 3” to 4” wide. • The mouth of the bottle is the same type as those in the pictures that we've included. • She thinks that the base is concave, but it doesn’t have any markings that she recalls. • The embossed label reads: “Dr. Kilmer’s Swamp Root Kidney Liver and Bladder Cure, Specific.” • It is an amethyst (purple) color. • Unfortunately, my dad cleaned out the residual “cure” and removed the remainder of the cork, but otherwise the bottle is in perfect condition, i.e., no scratches, chips, or other damage. • We’d like to know if it is of any value, for insurance purposes. Right after he found it, he took it to the San Bernardino County museum for their analysis. Their staff told him that the bottle was made from a wooden mold, and that they stopped putting the word “specific” on the bottle sometime in the late 1800’s. They also told him that these bottles are common, but not in this color. Any additional information you could provide would be great. I mostly just want to make sure that she has it adequately insured, but we’re also curious about it, and why it’s purple when all the others we’ve seen are green or clear. Thanks so much for your time. Thanks! Sherry Olinger and Flora Olinger

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From: agorham0t

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Whisky Bottle

Date: 14-10-2004

Hi Digger---Have a 1/2 pint clear bottle with the names "William, Harry Sr, William D. Wilken" scripted across the bottom of the bottle. Also, the face of one of the Wilken's superimposed with the distillery in the background. I believe I have the original twist top, too. Can you enlighten me on this bottle? Any information is appreciated. Thank you, Arthur Gorham

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From: TNm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: soda bottles

Date: 14-10-2004

hello i am looking for any information or a website you may know of about the orange smile soda company of st louis i have several of these botles & i cannot find any information on them i would appreciate any info you could give me thank you

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From: Vickie Whiteley

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: whiskey bottles

Date: 14-10-2004

Hi, we found two brown glass whiskey bottles and they say 4/5 quart. also on the bottom is 3D11 56-46 it also says federal law forbids sale or reuse of bottle. Im just wondering if you have any idea how old it is or the value? thank you Vickie
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From: David Cohen

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Quick Bottle Question

Date: 15-10-2004

We have uncovered a piece of a glass bottle. There are very few clues. It is clear glass with a portion of the writing on the side the which reads "Land". Do you have any thoughts on what this can be? Many thanks for your help and consideration. Drew Cohen (5th grader)

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From: Don & Jean Richard

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: cobalt blue jar

Date: 15-10-2004

Dear Digger, Recently on a trip to the New England states I purchased a cobalt blue bottle. It is 9 1/2" high, approximately 3 1/2" at base. The base is square, at the neck there is an inscription of Brookfield. Above the inscription is a face on two sides. It says one quart at base of bottle. It almost appears to be a milk bottle. Would you have any information on this? Thank you, Jean Richard

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From: Boyd White

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Phoenix Bitters

Date: 15-10-2004

 How are you? Things are shaping up here in Pensacola after Ivan; I acquired this open pontiled ;Phoenix bitters  today. I was making my rounds at lunch of downtown construction sites and a forman ,at one site ;just pulled it from a dirt pile as I was walking up. It's in great shape ;Any idea what it's worth?

Boyd White

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From: Paul Normando

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Identify three-part mold whiskey bottle

Date: 15-10-2004

Would appreciate very much if you could help identify type, age and source of the following bottle: 3 part mold, honey amber, applied lip, 111/2 in tall.Bottom inscribed "G or C O. "Taylor", also " Registered Trademark". Thanks for any help.

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From: Jessica Latham

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Found some bottles...

Date: 15-10-2004

A friend and I were digging about and found some very interesting bottles. They seem quite old and we were wondering if you might be able to give us some insight on what are bottles are and what they might be worth. they are a brown glass clorox bottle, a clear glass bottle with the words "The crown jewel of Kentucky bourbon" written on it. Also a clear glass bottle in a somewhat hour glass shape with a metal srew-top cap that is brown and yellow; with the words Pen CoHo_. We are not certain of the last letter as the cap is somewhat corroded. We appreciate any insight you may be able to give us. And thank you for your time. -Jessica

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From: Eve & Steve

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: HI I FOUND A CASE OF Date: 15-10-2004 Hey there! I found a case of john dewar & sons bottled in 1934 do you know how much its worth 12 bottles Yours truly, evey

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From: ferrellsusant

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: UNKNOWN CORKED BOTTLE- PONTIL?

Date: 15-10-2004

Hey Digger! Thanks for all your help! I just came across an old bottle and I was wondering if you could give me any info on it. 6 3/4" high, 2 3/4" wide. Cork stopper. Pontil bottom. Seam mark shows up to lip of bottle and the lip appears smooth. Clear in color. There is a design on the front of the bottle. The bottom has the mark of Owens, I believe, with the O and the I inside. "Federal Law Forbids the Sale or Reuse of This Bottle". Also some numbers which I cannot make out. There was a blue liquid in the bottle when I found it, however this could just be food coloring. No labels or other identifying marks. No chips, cracks. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! Brandy

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From: kathy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: royals whiskey bottle

Date: 16-10-2004

it is hand blown blue glass made in 1971 it was made in Weston Missouri I will try to get a picture to send to you .

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From: jmillers

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Wierd Bottle

Date: 16-10-2004

Hi Digger, You have no idea how many times I have search your answer for info. I cannot find any thing on this one. Could you help identify and value this bottle. It is a 3 pice blown bottle. The spout is sheared and worked . The sided have a ribbing of sorts. The bottom is flat with a footed rim. There are many bubbles and twist in the glass. There are two thumb impressions on the side. I assume this is a decanter of some type. Could you help? Thank You in advance, Jerry Miller 

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From: Larry Purdy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: found

Date: 16-10-2004

Hello,

My 8 yr old son found a dark green bottle 7 in tall and 5 in around. It has raised letters on front that read "Malcon Fraser & Co.

Ancient Liqueur" We have searched , but cant seem to date this bottle or find out where it is from. On both sides there is a set of raised steer horns or horseshoes. Please help us solve this mystery, with many thanks Purdy family Larry Purdy

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From: RMCTASH

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: CHATTANOOGA BOTTLING CO. BOTTLE

Date: 16-10-2004

I have a round clear glass bottle that is 7in. High with a crown top. on one side embossed in the glass are the words this bottle is never sold. on the other side Chattanooga bottling co. Chattanooga tenn. can you give me any information on this bottle. Thanks tommy

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From: MLH

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Whiskey Decanter

Date: 16-10-2004

Digger, I have a 1975 Lionstone Whiskey Decanter that says on the bottom "Original Sculptured Porcelain, Limited Edition". It is two men and a young boy. One man is a fife player, one man and the boy are beating the drums.There is an American flag flying behind them. It is titled "Sons of Freedom". It was inspired by Archibald Williards famous painting Spirit of 76, and depicts the determination of the patriots, not to be subdued by Britain. Can you give me any idea what the value may be. I would like to sell it but have no idea what to ask. Thanking you in advance, Martha Herring, Anderson SC

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From: Mavenj

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Mumby bottle

Date: 16-10-2004

My cousin gave me a bottle she purchased in a box lot at an auction and I would like some info about it. It is green clear glass (like coke bottles) and has raised lettering "MUMBY MAKERS TO H.M. THE KING" on the front. On the bottom of the bottle are 4 letters: k b l across the top with a t below the b. There are threads on the inside of the neck like a screw-on stopper went to the inside rather than the outside. Any ideas? Thank you. Patricia Owens

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From: ceev

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Coca Cola Bottle

Date: 17-10-2004

I hope you can help me find out what a coca cola bottle with four stars around the neck is worth. It is 6 1/2 oz. Bottled in a Coca Cola Bottling Co. in Wichita Falls, TX. It has a crown top. The bottom is smooth with embossing with one big star on the bottom with 4 dots. it is a light clear green color and in good condition. Thank you for your help. I will be waiting to hear from you soon. Thank you, Carolyn

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From: Mavenj

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 16-10-2004

My cousin gave me a bottle she purchased in a box lot at an auction and I would like some info about it. It is green clear glass (like coke bottles) and has raised lettering "MUMBY MAKERS TO H.M. THE KING" on the front. On the bottom of the bottle are 4 letters: k b l across the top with a t below the b. There are threads on the inside of the neck like a screw-on stopper went to the inside rather than the outside. Any ideas? Thank you.

Patricia Owens

Sorry I didn't read about what to tell you before I sent my email. Other details about the bottle: it is round, apx 2 1/2 inches across the base and stands 9 inches tall. The glass is thick and the bottle is heavy. There are a few bubbles in the glass. There are very light seams down opposite sides of the bottle; the seams do go across the top of the lip but are not felt on the inside. The "lip" of the bottle is in two parts: the top part is 3/4 inches down, the lower part measures 3/8 inches. The bottle is in excellent shape. Hope this helps narrow it down. Thanks again.

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From: "Holly"

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2004 9:01 AM

Subject: No Info anywhere!

 Hi,  I know you get a million questions every day. Hopefully mine is  interesting enough to respond to. I have a bottle (I guess it's a blob > top, it's old, anyway) light aqua,  11" tall. Raised glass lettering on the front of the bottle says:  United Bottling Works Hartford Conn Registered Contents 1 pt and 12 fl. oz  I can't find a bloody thing on the internet about this company and I've  run a lot of different searches. Can you tell me anything about my  bottle?  Thanks, Holly

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From: optiman6

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: a whiskey display

Date: 17-10-2004

Hey there....I have a statue of a rugby player...on the bottom -front it says " Blended Whiskey-80 proof-72 1/2 Grain neutral Spirits......Julius Kessler Company, Lawrenceburg Indiana". On the underside it says " Designed and MFG by, MATTIE ADVERTISING DISPLAY CO. 927 E ST. LOUISVILLE 4 KY......THIS IS A STATUE NOT A BOTTLE .THE RUGBY PLAYER HAS A CURLED UP MUSTACH HE IS ABOUT 12 INCHES TALL.....ANY INFO WILL HELP....THANKS

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From: ITSMOLL

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: full chianti bottle one yard in height

Date: 17-10-2004

Dear Digger,

My mother has a Chianti bottle that is about a yard in height. It is approximately 27-30 years old. The seal has never been broken and the bottle is full of Chianti. The seal reads: s.o.c. agricola agabito cert.algo Do you have any idea of what it's value would be today? Thank you for your time, Molly

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From: PATMUSTANG@aol.com

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: tremont bottling co.

Date: 17-10-2004

hi i found a bottle the name on the bottle is tremont bottling co.bronx n.y. 7oz. clear glass it is heavy how old could this bottle be i never heard of the tremont bottling co. thanks pat orourke
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From: Betty <

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: HELLO

Date: 18-10-2004

I found at an estate sale original box with 22 bottles atlantic ale - atlantic company - atlanta georga about 10 of the bottles have full labels - label reads atlantic - ale - sparkling w/african american holding a tray on the bottom of this one d - g circled - 51 1872-2 all the bottles are different on the bottom please advise of the value? Thanks, betty
 

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From: Bizmrt

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: No more books

Date: 18-10-2004

I cant afford any more books. And the bottle Im seeking information on must be the only one they ever made!? NO ONE knows anything about it. No books list it ,as far as I know. My hopes are that maybe just maybe you may??? I have a qrt brown glass soda bottle with embossed words going around the middle that say SHASTA WATER CO, Near bottom in tiny lettering reads 394 IPC CO Or 3e4? I hope you can help me before I start smoking and chewing my nails again Thank you for your time Sincerely Diana

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From: jacquelynn

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Quick Question

Date: 18-10-2004

I recently found a bottle in Baltimore that still had the label on it that says, " W Crawford cough syrup with tar" 3 fl. Oz. established 1837 Baltimore, Md any ideas on it? Any info. Would help!! Jacquelynn Capinski

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From: Angelina Hallstrom

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle question

Date: 18-10-2004

Hello, I found your site today while researching a couple bottles I have. I am not familiar with bottles nor do I collect them. I am selling some items from an estate and am just trying to figure out if these are worth anything or should just go straight to the trash. Any help you can provide would be great. 1) 1 qt Queen Dairy milk bottle Lancaster PA with painted on "buy war bonds now" 2) very thick greenish colored bottle with Gallagher & Co Philiada in raised glass Any worth to either of these? Thank you, Angelina

Angelina Re: Bottle question buy bonds is a good one. if only text then not great with picture better. $30-100

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From: Groves, Mary Jane

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 18-10-2004

Hello,

I am researching an old whiskey bottle that was given to me. It is very distinctive as it looks just like the genie bottle from "I Dream of Jeannie". It is brownish glass. On the bottom it has 3 lines: first line D-334, second line 119 64; third line 8. Maybe it was distributed in the 60's when the show was popular. Any insight is appreciated.

Thank you, Mary Jane Groves, RN

From: M. Thompson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Stuck Lid

Date: 19-10-2004

Good Day:

I have a clear jar about six inches high. I cannot remove the lid. It looks as though there might be some crystallization at the bottom of the stopper. I have tried oil and hot water. Any suggestions? Many thanks, - Millineress

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From: Ellen Henry

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Sent: Monday, October 18, 2004 4:18 PM

Subject: a complete old pharmacy

Dear Digger,

You might be interested to know (and may already know) that the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach, Florida, has on display the complete interior of a turn-of-the-century pharmacy. It was rescued by the Root family whose patriarch designed the bottle for Coca Cola. The pharmacy display includes virtually everything including many bottles still containing the original homeopathic remedies, the old phone and earphones, the lunch counter, the tools and scales, the counters, mirrors, signs and cases. It's all there and totally fascinating.

Ellen Henry Program Director Ponce de Leon Inlet Light Station 386-761-1821, ext. 17 ellen@ponceinlet.org

Ellen I'd be happy to put up a page for your Museum..including pictures. If you would like to write up something and send me the photos, I'd put it up on my web site as a public service.

Digger

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From: dkwoods

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date: 19-10-2004

My brother found a bottle stuck in the rafters of my Dad's garage when they did some remodeling. They have lived here for 49 years. Look like a maybe a "Beaker" chemistry" type bottle. Total height is @ 11". It has a narrow neck 1/2 in. wide and 6" long, with a smooth round bottom 4 1/2 in. tall and 4"wide. It is clear with writing " contains 500ML 20"C " and initials "C.G.W." Looks like "made in USA" and "pyrex TMREG" on neck. Would you know if it is an old chemistry bottle, and value,if any? Thanks.

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Dear Digger, I found a bottle on Singer Island Beach today, can you help me identify its age, rarity, value or history. It is brown glass 12” high. From what I can see it was made with a 3 piece mold, the two seams on the neck stop just below the lip that is about an inch below the mouth. The smooth base is very slightly tapered. The only making on the bottle is on the bottom, it reads 1000. It seems to have been in the ocean a long time because it has that slight sea glass haze. I took a picture, it is attached! Thank you, Neil Goetze

From: Sandie Chorney

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 20-10-2004

Hi I looked through your list of people to contact and am not sure who to contact about my question. I recently purchased a cobalt blue bottle and want to find out if it is actually "very old" as the person who sold it to me claimed. It is 7-3/4" tall x 5-3/4" wide x 2-3/4". It is embossed as follows: CHAPEL: U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY (AN EMBOSSING OF THE ACADEMY) then below that ANNAPOLIS, MD. FOUNDED 1845 On the other side is an embossed crest, with a three pronged fork and the letters U.S. On the left side of the crest it is marked NAVAL EX. On the right side of the crest it is marked ACADEMY TRIDENS Then below that SCIENTIA It has a pebbled finish and on one side at the bottom it is marked D & L. There are no marks on the bottom, it is not threaded, and it does have a side seam which makes me think it might be molded. I have attached a photo to give you a better idea of what it looks like and maybe you could help me contact someone or yourself who can verify it's authenticity or tell me how old this bottle might be. Thanks for any help you can give me Sandie

Sandie Chorney  Re: Bottle Question If 1970 is old...that is my guess. Digger

 

From: Sandie Chorney

To: Digger jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Bottle Question

Date: 21-10-2004

Hi Thanks for your input, is there anyway I can get further information about the age etc. for verification. Now that I know it's not as old as it was this person said it was I intend to ask for my money back. Thanks for any help you can give me. Sandie----

 

From: rodney.buck crodney.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle

Date: 20-10-2004

Digger, I found a clear bottle. It is a 7oz found along a lake in SE Wisconsin. It says Crystal Soda Water Co on the side and has a smooth mid section with fluted upper and lower sections. There appear to be two seams running top to bottom and another around the top. The bottom says Crystal Soda Water Co Milwaukee Co around the perimeter and has a 9 then a I with an oval and diamond (Owens-Illinois)then a 8. Then it says 7 oz below that and G5705 below that. Any idea what it is worth and any other info about it. Thanks for your help, Rodney

 

From: Matthew Cavaliero

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Questions

Date: 20-10-2004

Hello Digger, My name is Matt and I am interested in doing some research about bottles from the time period of 1930's - 1954. I am interested in finding as much as I can about any bottles from the time; ranging from beer, pop & liquors, to those that one would find in a household or bathroom. I am working on a Movie that is shortly entering production and am anxious to get started on research. I stumbled upon your website and it seems that you are quite the expert on the subject. Can you help with photos or actual items? Can you point me in the right direction? Thank you for your time. Matt

Go to Ebay old bottle section. Go to the library...look in magazines ADS will show lots of bottles and other products. Online ad sellers have galleries. Get a list of brands then try to find the actual items. Digger

 

From: Kchudej23x

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle

Date: 20-10-2004

I have a bottle that is approximately one quart - it is embossed with "Licking Valley Co. Covington, Ky. Not in the Trust Union made. It is clear with long neck. Would like any info. you have, can't find anything on it. Thanks, Tracey

 

From: John Hetherington

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BROMO SELTZER BOTTLE QUESTION

Date: 20-10-2004

Greetings, I recently discovered a sizeable cache of screw top Bromo Seltzer bottles while cleaning out my Grandparents century home. They were found in the bottom of the old rainwater cistern in the basement which has been dry and unused for many, many years. All bottles appear to have been emptied of their contents and then deposited directly in the cistern with the metal caps in place. They show no signs of any "rub rash" or other type of damage other than rust stains from the deteriorated caps. The rust washes off easily with an SOS pad. There are 3 different sizes, the small are 4" tall by 1 5/8" diameter, medium 5 1/4" tall by 2" diameter and large are 6 3/4" tall by 2 5/8" diameter. All are embossed around the bottom edge "BROMO – SELTZER FOR HEADACHES”. There are a total of 342 bottles, 29 large, 85 medium and 228 small size. Interestingly, there are 6 medium size bottles that are clear glass, all of the others are cobalt blue. I was curious if the 6 clear glass bottles might be somewhat rare compared to the cobalt color? I could email you a picture if you care to see them. I look forward to your thoughts and comments. Best Regards, John Hetherington

 

From: "Bing Lam"

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2004

5:20 PM 7

Subject: bitter bottle Hi, I have a about a 3" bitter bottle that is cranberry in color. I got it from my grandmother years ago. It has the following written on it: Col. Sam Johnson Proprietor Richmond, Va. 1852 A. Lancasters Indian Vegetable Jaundice Bitters It is hard to make out the letters on the bottom. It might be Wheaton? It is in perfect condition. Maybe it's a repro- don't really know. I was wondering about it's worth. Thanks, Barbara Lam

Its a repro and very common almost no value. Digger

 

From: avronbharma

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Winchester Bottles

Date: 21-10-2004

Hi We commonly refer to amber 2.5 litre glass bottles as Winchester bottles in the laboratory. Do you have a definition of a Winchester bottle or know where the term originated? Kind Regards Avron Booysen Senior Analyst: GLP Aspen Pharmacare Port Elizabeth

 

From: GRAHAM SHERWOOD

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question about liquor decanter

Date: 21-10-2004

Hi, I don't know if this is in your area of expertise but I will ask anyway. I have a liquor bottle or decanter that includes 4 shot glasses. It is a dark amber brown in color and is about 11 inches tall and about 5 1/2 inches at it widest point. The stopper is rounded with an eagle embossed on it and the rounded belly of the bottle there is also an eagle with a 1/2 circle of stars beneath it like the stopper. Both the stopper and bottle have like fanned ribbing around them and they are circular shaped. The back of the bottle and stopper has one big star on it. The shot glasses are decorated the same way. The bottom of the bottle says made in Taiwan - I was just wondering what type of liquor went in it. A friend gave it to me - their parents owned a bar back in the early 70's in Germany. Thanks you very much D.J. Sherwood

 

From: pamela dugas

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 21-10-2004

hi diggerI live in Digby Nova Scotia,my dad dragged up a bottle in the basin while fishing, it looks to be eithe a wine of maybe a rum bottle.We think it could be from France or Enland as Port Royal was settled here.The date on the bottle is 1854

From: Lori Haley cfawnspiri

 

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: This bottle

Date: 21-10-2004

I found this bottle on your sight of questions but I couldn't find the answer to it. I have the same one. My mother now 54 bought it at a yard sale for 10 cents when she was 10. Thank you Lori Haley fawnspirit

From: JACKCBI3x

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 2 questions

Date: 21-10-2004

Found your web site quite by accident and it is wonderful. Wondering if you could tell me about one and what one is. I have a 1899 "Haney Whiskey" bottle I found when Lake Jackson in Florida went down about 35 years ago and wondering if it has any value, also have a bottle about 6 to 7 inches tall and the only markings on it are a Rat standing on it's hind legs and a drop of liquid above him that he is trying to drink--seems like it would be a poison bottle, but there are no other markings on it. Thanks, Jack

 

From: Jetaimeon

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 7 up bottle

Date: 21-10-2004

I have an unopened 7 up bottle from 1974 with blazer championship info on it. What is it worth? Thanks, Jetaime Parker 

 

From: Kevin Allen Wiegand

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question Or Comment From The Badger West Website

Date: 21-10-2004

I happened across an old bottle of brandy not that long ago that bears your company's name on it. I was hoping that you could help me place a date as to how old this bottle may be. I have included a couple of pictures that I took of the bottle in hopes that this will help. As a little clarification, the bottle bears no dates, but does have a 20 cent Indiana State Excise tax paid stamp on it. The bottle is full of 84 proof "Fine Brandy", and it is in a 4/5 quart bottle. Please see the pictures attached to this e-mail. I don't know how to describe the bottle with the correct terminology, so I'm sending you pictures of the bottle. To note something else that may be of value, on the bottom of the bottle are numbers: R52 65-41 There is also a symbol on the bottom of the bottle, I have attached a crude interpretation of it, as my camera won't pick it up. I realize that the pictures aren't that good, but I only have my camera phone for a digital camera. I thank you for your time, Kevin Wiegand PS. I wonder if the Brandy is any good anymore? It's hard to say if it's ever been opened, but my attempt at opening it just broke the cork off - leaving me with a bottle with a stuck cork. Attachments: Bottom Symbol.jpg Side Profile.jpg Bottle Mouth.jpg Label.jpg Overview.jpg

From: Sher Smith

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Musical gilbeys scotch whisky bottle'Limited

Date: 22-10-2004

Digger, I have found what I think might be an old musical gilbeys scotch whisky bottle. My camera is down and should be up soon but I wanted to get this question out to you since it might take you some time to return my e-mail. This bottle stands about 11 in. tall. on the front label it reads produce of Scotland, 1857 established 4/5 quart 86 proof gilbeys spey royal, scotch whisky, a blend all 100o/o some thing something distilled something, wgof gilbey limited, and then there is another label that recaps the above. This is a musical bottle for in the inside middle is a bubble and in the bubble is a little scotch man that when you wind the bottle, dances. The tune is "coming thro' the rye". It works well and on the side there is a knob that stops and start the dancer. I guess what I want to know is do I have anything, because I am in the marked for selling it and I have no idea what to put as a price on it. A short history of the bottle would not hurt too. Thank you for your time, sher smith

 

From: Tech Specialist.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle

Date: 22-10-2004

This bottle is dark green, with the original seal (practically broken from age but unopened) and full...you will see in the picture...concave bottom The cap seal has a number on it ...02164673 and the words 23/32 quart and on the other side of the label Julius Wile Sons & Co, Inc. New York, NY The label on the neck is blue and gold or biege....it says Sole Agents for the United States of America Julius Wile Sons and Company New York The front label states DOM with a CROSS underneath then La Directer then initals A.R. (something) It also has a green,white and red Michigan stamp with the numbers 54108282 Below that label is a rectangular label that says: BENEDICTINE Liqueur made and bottled by Benedictine S.A.FECAMP (France) Contents 23/32 Quart Proof 86 The back label states: LIQUEUR BENEDICTINE is manufactured by the Company which is named the BENEDICTINE Society of the ANCIENT ABBEY OF FECAMP of which the establishment is at Fecamp France. Trade Marks registered in the United States, France and elsewhere. La Directeur (signature?) A.Segrand.... Please HELP. I do have more than 3 pictures if you want to see them all. As per the instructions, I will only send 3. Thank you, H.Tongen New Port Richey, Florida

 

From: DeviN cnme_of_

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: elephant

Date: 22-10-2004

ok I have looked everywhere and wouldn't bother you if i hadn't. i have a bottle that was dug up , and is in the shape of an elephant. the only markings are "Old Sol" at the top, and "design patented" on the bottom. there is also a "b" in a circle similar to a copyright symbol, and the number 4. the bottle is amber in color. measures 8 1/2 '' tall and the base has a 3'' circumference. I am including a few pictures of it. any info would be greatly appreciated. thanks, -DeviN

From: pcom3x

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 22-10-2004

Hi, I recently acquired an aqua "blob top" soda bottle 7 1/4" high embossed "B. Staeheli 432 West 42 St New York" the back has a cross in a shield and below it "Registered 1889". The bottle looks frosted and with lots of fine scratches. Otherwise it is in good condition. My question is whether it is worth having it polished, if that is even possible, or should I discard it as ugly and valueless. Thank you very much for fielding this question. Regards, Paul DiMauro Hamden, Connecticut

 

From: mikey

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Ceramic Decanters

Date: 23-10-2004

I have several ceramic decanters that were given to me by my grandfather. A friend suggested that I try to value these as they have become popular collector items here in America. Can you help point me to where I would obtain this information? The bottles are as follows: Thomas Edison 25th anniversary 1972 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Bottled by; Marita SpiritsW.C. Fields Kentucky Straight Bourbon Bottled by; Carillon Imp.American Vets....AMVets 1970 25th anniversary Kentucky Straight Bourbon Thank you so much for your time and help Michael Apelian

 

From: CURTIS BAKER

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Kessler bottles

Date: 23-10-2004

I found your name on a website while trying to find out the value of numerous things that my late husband left. I am a bit overwhelmed with it all. I have 2 collectible sports decanters. One is baseball player standing with his left thumb over his belt buckle. His right hand holds a bat in the vertical position. He is dressed in white with red stripes at his forearms and a red collar. His hat is black. The front of his shirt says "smooth as silk" and under that in larger letters is "Kessler". The base is black and also repeats the smooth as silk..Kessler wording. The other is a football player. The same smooth as silk Kessler is on his green jersey. Blue and white stripes on the arms. Brown pants. blue leggings. brown shoes. Right arm tucking a football under his arm, and his left hand rests on his waist. This bottle stands on a separate base. I cant tell if the base is missing another bottle, or if the circular pattern is for something else. The player is bolted to the stand. The second area has no hole for bolting, so I would assume it is not for a bottle. The bottom of the base says, "Designed and MFG by MATTEI ADVERTISING DISPLAY CO. 237 E Madison S. Louisville 4 KT". Both pieces are in excellent condition. I don't have a clue where to find their value. Can you please help me? At least point me in the right direction. Thank you in advance for your help. Libby Baker

 

From: pontiled Van Gorder

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Sorry.

Date: 23-10-2004

Hi Digger, I’m sorry if I bugged you with my last query about this flask. I meant to ask the price in my first email but just asked for the color. I realize you get loads of these questions...so sorry. All I can find in any books is a listing for a light sapphire double eagle that was $1800 or so (I don't believe that one had a pontil). This one is a quart Pittsburg double eagle, smooth base, in a light sapphire or light cobalt (even light cornflower--I really don't know!). I can't find anything on such a bottle and thought I'd leave it to your expertise. Thanks again. John.

I would guess that $2000-4000..depending upon the depth of color and condition. Digger

From: Dave Rodgers

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle question

Date: 23-10-2004

Digger - I was reading the ³questions² section of your web-site and I noticed this post:

From: Rachael Van Wormer

To: Digger

Subject: triangular bottle

Date: 06-11-2003 Digger, We have found about two dozen triangular bottles. In length they measure 5 1/4"; the round, screw top is about 7/8" in diameter; and each of the panels is 1 1/8" wise. Two of the three sides are embossed "OWENS", and the base has an embossed "O" inside a square. They are clear glass. Do you know how old they are? What were they used for? Thank you, SD Walter I too have a bottle like this with a ³shaker² screw-on top. Any information? I appreciate your help!

 

From: RPX11383x

To: Jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle help!

Date: 23-10-2004

Hello again, This Is Rich Pilczuk from Upstate NY,I need help with finding info about afew more bottles I have.Hey great book I picked up from u the other day!. But the Bottles are made by "GEO. WELLER SCHENECTADY" any info about his Blob tops or his Hutchinsons?.Also any info about Schenectady Bottle Works? The Koch's Bottle is being sent to BAM auctions for them to look at and determine a value, and I hope to see that Bottle in a future book of yours. please keep this question private, since i do bottle business as well as dig with a few people here...

 

From: Tony Amos

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Tizer bottles

Date: 23-10-2004

Digger, Do you know where I can find a picture of a Tizer bottle from the 40's or 50's? Thanks! Tony

 

From: AncientGallery

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: miniature 1-2 bottles

Date: 23-10-2004

I have approximately 15-20 hand made bottles, some measure 1" some 2" and the largest are 2 1/2" long. They are clear and have a uneven hand blown look to them. Some have a long neck and some have no neck. They came from the garage of a 90 year old who has had them as long as they can remember in the SF Bay Area. I have never seen bottles this size before and wanted to know if you have ever heard of bottles this size before. Cindy

 

From: Chris Wright

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: budweiser bottle

Date: 24-10-2004

Digger--I found an old Budweiser bottle while trawling as an offshore fisherman---it stands 9 1/2"--is clear-- and has all raised lettering---"TRADE MARK" is written on top of the logo (the letter A with an eagle through it and star on top)--underneath is printed in curved fashion "ANHEUSER BUSCH BREW. ASSn"----underneath that in straight lines is written--ST. LOUIS, MO D. MEYER &Co. NEW YORK On the bottom is printed "J BROS." also in raised lettering--I was wondering the age and value Thank you very much for your help----Chris

 

From: John Sr.

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 24-10-2004

Mr. Digger, I have a bottle that I have had for around 30 years. I found it in an old farm house in the Midwest (Indiana). It has a chair in it similar to a ship in a bottle that appears to have been assembled in it since it has scratch marks on the inside made by a tool (maybe) .The chair bottom is woven with string or twine "red & white" The height is about 4 inches and has a wooden stopper that fits loosely and may have been made by the chair maker. ?? On the bottom it reads T.C.W.CO. TYPE 3U.S.A.29 The mold type appears to go up the side of the lip but cannot see from it looking down at the very top. The base appears smooth. Its color is clear, If you could possibly tell me anything about this piece I would appreciate it. John Eland

From: Don and Kathy Flower

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1939 Worlds Fair Jar

Date: 24-10-2004

Can you tell me what a 1939 Worlds Fair Milk Glass Vinegar Jar might be worth. Thank you, Don

 

From: susan davison

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: dr s a tuttle

Date: 24-10-2004

have a bottle about 6" tall light green tint with Dr. S. A. Tuttle Boston Mass on it. can you tell me how old it might be or what it might be worth? thanks susan

 

From: Suzanne Johns

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: World War II Era Mayflower Milk Bottle

Date: 24-10-2004

I have this milk bottle for sale on Ebay...thought you might be interested. Is it rare or valuable? Also, do you know of anyone who would like to add this to their collection? Please reply if you have time. Thank you, Suzanne

From: Florence Holden

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Please help me identify my beautiful bottle. Thank you.

Date: 24-10-2004

Hi Mr. Digger; Hi, my bottle reads "S.F. Petts Co, Boston". There is no other writing of any kind. It appears to be in perfect condition and contains the original cork, but is empty. The bottom has a strange large circular mark. The seam stops at the lower collar in the neck, which appears to have been hand crafted. The color is dark amber. It is 7" tall 3 1/2" across and 1 1/2" thick. Is it a flask? can you tell me approximately how old, and how much it may be worth? I cannot find another one like it anywhere, I found it while digging in my yard. Thank you so much. Florence Florence A. Holden ------------------------

From: SChris

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 24-10-2004

Hi, Have a 5 gallon (?), clear glass, black (bakelite?)screw top, cross/word MERCK, wire bale and wood handle. Any info or ideas. Thanks , Steve Christopher PS apothecary category has bad address

 

From: THERESA CAPORALE

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 24-10-2004

Dear digger,have an old soda bottle that i can't seem to find any information on. While trying to find some information, i came across your website and thought maybe you might know about the bottle that i have. From reading about bottle types, i believe that it is a blob top bottle, it has two seams on the side that run from the bottom to under the lip. The bottle has eight sides, on each side it says something different side 1. George side 2. Russell side 3. Aromatic side 4. Ginger side 5. Ale side 6. 373 to 379 side 7. Bridge st. Side 8. Brooklyn the bottle color looks to have a slight tint of greenish blue, very slight. There are no chips or cracks in the bottle, but it does have stains on it, they are white and from what i have read about bottles this is from being dug out of the ground. This bottle was found underground. If you could give me any information regarding this bottle, age, value, etc

To:tacaporale3xmsn7 thank you for your help. Theresa

 

From: Topaz

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Orange Crush 7 ounce bottle, patent date July 20, 1920

Date: 24-10-2004

My wife recently found an orange crush bottle patented July 20, 1920, in 7 ounce size, at the old ghost town site of Hudson, NV, in Smith Valley, NV (not much there now but dump and spoils sites). On the front it shows " crushy,"facing left, squeezing an orange with juice flowing from the orange. This logo is in a diamond shaped field, below this, in the field, it reads O C in fairly large letters, with a dot between the center of the O and C. Below this, in the diamond field, it reads "Beverages," and below this, still in the diamond it reads "7FL. OZ".On the reverse it reads "Patent Date July 20, 1920" over "Orange Crush Co. Bottle". Below the closure, on the upper neck there is the number "32". The bottle is in outstanding condition; with no discernible chips or cracks. There is no information on the base, or elsewhere, such as would indicate the location of a particular bottler. Would you please inform us on any history and value of this particular bottle if possible. Thank you in advance, topaztharold

 

From: Jason Shaffer cwally_elash7

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: maloney's process

Date: 25-10-2004

Hello! Old squat soda type with a huge blob top. Only embossing is MALONEY'S PROCESS. Is this a foreign bottle? Thanks!

 

From: Duich Daniel L

To: 'jaok2@bottlebooks.com

Subject: couple of questions

Date: 25-10-2004

 

Subject: 1976 Jim Beam, Bicentennial Norman Rockwell Saturday Evening Post bottle collection... Do you know how many are in the set? What they are worth with and without the liquor, sealed and unsealed, with or without box? I like the way they look, but not sure if they are worth what people are asking for them. Can you help me? Thanks, Daniel Duich

 

From: Atkins, Barbara

To: 'jaok2@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 25-10-2004

Hi there, Wow, I am overwhelmed by all that I don't know about bottles!I recently bought a few bottles of lite aqua glass.One is an old Fletchers Castoria medicine bottle. The other is also a lite aqua and looks like it may be an old soda bottle. It simply says on the bottle in raised letters "Henry and Son with an S/H insignia" in the center. It also says across the bottlom front "8 oz. and Suffern NY". It apprears to have a crown top(?) like that of a soda bottle. I am curious to know more about the origin and contents of this old bottle ir; what it may have contained, etc. I bought it at an estate sale.I have just started to buy old bottles. I aslo recently purchase an old clear glass Saratoga Water bottle, it has a blue and white painted label on the front. How can I determine ho old these bottles are? We don't seem to have nay dealers in our area that are willing to share any knowledge or information.

 

From: Reggie Lynch

To: Digger Odell jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: New Bern NC Indian bottle

Date: 25-10-2004

Digger, I just picked up this bottle. 8 1/2" BIM rectangular medicine embossed: INDIAN ROOT BLOOD PURIFIER S. WOODLARD NO 60 HANCOCK ST. NEW BERN, N.C. Picture attached. Seen it before? Can I get an appraisal? See you did a book on Indian Bottles. Cost me a chunk of change to pry it loose from the guy who dug it in a river in GA. Would consider selling it since you collect indian bottles, but this is a very good NC medicine for me (a category I collect). So I'll keep it. But thought you would be interested. Reggie Lynch,

Subject: Re: New Bern NC Indian bottle Have not seen it. Would like to have it. Gotta be good..$200+ to the right collector. Like me Digger

 

From: Barrell, Barbara.v

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Amber/Brown Version of 1850 Glassboro Nuline, NJ Bottle

Date: 25-10-2004

10/25/04 Dear jaok2@bottlebooks.com I found this information, on line, and had the same question. I have the same bottle at "Barb" only it is amber or brown. I am looking for information about the bottle. If you can offer some advice I would appreciate it. I did not see a reply and did not have "Barb"'s email to ask her if she has since fond out the story on this bottle (see the picture she provided). Thank you, Barbara Barrell JULY 2004

QUESTIONS

 

From: Barb Paris

To: jaok2@bottlebooks.com m

Subject: Nuline, NJ Bottle

Date: 07-07-2004

Digger, I have a question about a bottle, actually I have two bottle, given to me my a friend over 35 years ago. Her mother-in-law to be had given them to her as an engagement present and she hated them. They are both green in color. One is pear shaped, 9 inches tall and about 5 1/2 inches in diameter. It has a cork that looks like it's been whittle away around the top. One side has a embossed flower-like shape and the other has a circle about 2" inches in diameter that reads Glassboro 1850. The bottom has Nuline, NJ and an abstract shaped heart in the center. The other bottle is 11 1/2 inches tall and about 3 3/4 inches in diameter. It has different shapes of embossing around it. It has a stopper type top with a cork around the bottom. The only identification on the bottle is on the bottom - KY DRG 230 on the top of the bottom and 119 1 68 on the bottom. In the middle of the bottom is an embossed fan shaped figure. I'm just curious what these bottles may be. Can you tell by the description? Thank you so much for your website and help! Barb --

   ----- Original Message -----

From: Atkins, Barbara

To:'jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Sent: Monday, October 25, 2004

2:28 PM

Subject: BottleQuestion Hi there, Wow, I am overwhelmed by all that I don't know about bottles! I recently bought a few bottles of light aqua glass. One is an old Fletchers Castoria medicine bottle. The other is also a light aqua and looks like it may be an old soda bottle. It simply says on the bottle in raised letters "Henry and Son with an S/H insignia" in the center. It also says across the bottom front "8 oz. and Suffern NY". It appears to have a crown top(?) like that of a soda bottle. I am curious to know more about the origin and contents of this old bottle ir; what it may have contained, etc. I bought it at an estate sale. I have just started to buy old bottles. I also recently purchase an old clear glass Saratoga Water bottle, it has a blue and white painted label on the front. How can I determine ho old these bottles are? We don't seem to have nay dealers in our area that are willing to share any knowledge or information.

Well Barbara start by reading as much as you can on the web. My site (and others) have a volume of material about dating old bottles using the md seams and other key diagnostics. The Fletcher's is a very common bottle. I read once about a man who built his outhouse out of empty castoria bottles...it was a laxative. Please visit my web  Digger

From: John & Shannon Lawrence  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 26-10-2004

Hi! I just found a "Sir J Murrays Patent Recarbonated Fluid Magnesia", embossed, BIM, applied double collar, oval shape w/ a glop of glass flowing down the short neck. Not a Hutch , but neck is about 1 in. The bottle 7 1/2 in. tall, aqua. On the back ,at the base is embossed "London and Dublin". I went to Ebay just to see if there were any bottles like this, and there was one being offered for sale, but said it was a poison bottle. I thought poison bottles were blue or amber w/ skull and crossbones. Was this an old milk of magnesia type medicine or was it a poison? Thanks for your help Shannon

 

From: Margaret Henry

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

Date: 26-10-2004

I recently came across several bottles and was wondering about them and if there worth anything. One is a medium size that reads: t hill Mansfield's carpillaris new York. The other is a larger bottle that reads: Florida water Murray & lanman no69 water st new york. You're help would be appreciated. Thank you Cathy

 

From: addyoung

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: dECANTER

Date: 26-10-2004

I have a seagrams decanter by tiffany and co with seal unbroken , box and bag. it reads seagrams 1776 decanter designed by tiffany & co. what is it worth thank you

 

From: tammi_mullen _

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Park & Tilford musical whiskey bottle

Date: 27-10-2004

Dear Digger, There was a query posted on Saturday, September 7, 2002, re Park & Tilford musical whiskey bottle, with two pictures of same. The sender of the query was "Amber", and she stated in her post any one who has information can. . . HOWEVER, her email address was not given. Digger, how can I get Amber's email address? Did you remove it from the post for security reasons or what? I need to purchase that item. My lone tie to my birth father was that he was district manager out of the Chicago area for Park & Tilford Distillery and he died very suddenly when I was five years old. That was in 1952. Now that I am in my 'senior years', my roots and genealogy has been of great import to me. As an amusing side: my father was such an ace booze salesman that he acquired the nickname, "Carload Garson", as he didn't just sell one or two bottles of booze, nor one or two cases of booze, but he sold booze by the CARLOAD! Thanking you in advance for any assistance you can lend. Please reply to my personal email address below. Sincerely, Jan (Garson) Steffensen

 

Jan, I do not publish email addresses for many reasons.  Spammers harvest them from the internet and I would be doing people a disservice.  In cases like yours, I try to hook the parties up but many times email addresses are invalid or I did not keep the email or lost it due to computer problems.  Sorry I was not able to help.  Digger

 

From: Kristey

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question

Date: 27-10-2004

We just found a brown Allenburys bottle in the back yard full with the seal still on. It's about 6 inches in height. Any ideas on the value? It has a number on the bottom 9651 and a diamond with i think a D in it.

 

From: Gooch57533x

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 27-10-2004

I have a bottle that has Blankenheym's Disty Rotterdam made in Holland Delft Blues scr. hand painted no. 1140r. It also has Van Delft cordials Blackberry Liqueur and it has a windmill on the bottle. Can you tell me anything about this bottle, and is it valuable.

 

From: Kristey

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: question

Date: 27-10-2004

we found an old dump site in our back yard(forest) it has the name f.w. fitch on it it is clear and about 5 and a half inches in height. It has a diamond shape and a line on the bottom. Any ideas on the value?

 

From: pat wahlman

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 28-10-2004

Hi, my name is Paul. I am a 5th grade Humanities student. For our class, we have to do an artifact research project. We went on a dig in a local park and I found a RUBIFOAM FOR THE TEETH bottle and I was wondering if you could tell me anything about it. It is about 5 inches tall. It was "put up by" E.W. Hoyt in Lowell (sp?) Massachusetts. (I tried sending this question to the apothecary e-mail address, but it came back as undeliverable.) Thank You, Paul

 

From: vivienne johnston

To: Jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date: 28-10-2004

hi I am from new Zealand and i was hoping you can help me. I found a bottle in my garden and i would like to know about it and the value please On the front is a little label up the top and one below it a bit bigger. On either side of the bigger label is 2 lions or mythical beast not to sure which one. On the back is what could be a flag and below that a crown. Then below that The queen (underlined) god bless her then below that the initials E R Around the bottom of the bottle is the writing commemorating royal visit 1953-4 The bottle is green and has a seam down both sides. I have checked other sites and can not find it hopefully you can shed some light on my mystery.

 

From: Kenneth Fowler

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Usquae bach

Date: 28-10-2004

A friend of mine has a full bottle of Usquae Bach Scotch that has a label to indicated it was produced for the friends of Richard Nixon for his inauguration on Jan 20, 1969. Can you please provide some information on the value? thanks kdf

 

From: Guadalupe S Steger

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: cognac champagne bottle

Date: 28-10-2004

i have a bottle of cognac champagne the front labels says cognac napoleon grande fine champagne reserve 1802.e.piercel de saint-jacques. the back label says ce produit provient de la province de cham pagne (france) pierre celestin.de la maison de saint jacques, reserve 1802. etait le fournisseur officel de l'empereur napoleon 1er the bottles color is olive green and the labels are like if there where made out of brown paper bag. it has a a cooper wire net on it. the neck of the bottle is covered in sand. i would like to now if you know anything in regards to this bottle. please e-mail me back thank you eddie

 

From: Trottn23x

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question?

Date: 28-10-2004

My Grandmother has a Presto Supreme Mason Jar Manufactured By Owens ILL. glass comp D16. It is 1/2 gallon clear jar, with zinc lid. She believes it's older 50 years. Can you help us know how much this is worth and if not were can we find how much it is worth? Thank You Very Much, Barbara

 

From: Linda Kent

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BOTTLE APPRAISAL- Hand-blown,Pink Glass- HUGE 26 Circumference Decanter

Date: 28-10-2004

Hi Digger, Here is the pink glass decanter that I would like your opinion on. Any ideas as to age-type of glass-pattern-maker-value?:a.. 13" high with a 26 " circumference on the bilbous base pink art? glass decanter. Excellent condition.b.. 7 1/2" long hollow stopperc.. diamond? patternd.. pontil basee.. bought some years ago at a flea market about 1 hour east of Corning, NY-home of the Corning Glass Worksf.. there appears to be a raised signature on the stopper but I can't decipher it.g.. there are inclusions,some air bubbles and the stopper has mould/seamsh.. Here is the url for some pictures:i.. http://ImageEvent/kent/nicholstuffj.. could a signature/backmark ever be raised in art or blown or pressed glass? Please let me know if I can pay you via Paypal and I'll send payment immediately. Thank you for any assistance you can provide. Regards, Linda Kent

   

 

From: Brian hooten

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: FW: Glass jar

Date: 29-10-2004

My mothers trailer was recently destroyed by hurricane Jeanne/Francis. Going through the remains we found the Glass jar in the attached photo's The metal plate was inside and it has a hole in the bottom. I have no idea what it is and was hoping you could help on the bottom it says C. H. Fox Bangor Maine patented Feb 14. 1899 also says July 15, 1902 Thankyou Brian

From: Freddie Cherri Wilson

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: anheuser-busch embossed aged beer bottle

Date: 29-10-2004

I'm wanting to find out about my beer bottle. I know that it's old but don't know how old.It's an old green bottle that's embossed and it an Anheuser-Busch bottle. I'll send you a picture of it as soon as I can. Thank You,Cris

 

From: Bud Rimel

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle

Date: 29-10-2004

Digger, I have a bottle that has the following on it. This bottle must be returned

To: Peter Serwazi 250 Grape Street Manayunk, Pa On the back side of the bottle it has This bottle not to be sold Thank You Bud Rime

 

From: joe chesnutt

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bayer aspirin bottle

Date: 30-10-2004

I would like to know how old this bottle is and if it has any value. I would also like to know a little about it's history. the bottle is 2.5 in. h and 1.5 in. w Thank You Joe Chesnutt


According to trademark information the word "BAYER" for Goods and Services SYNTHETIC COAL-TAR REMEDIES was FIRST used in 1895. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 1895 your bottle however dates after 1900. Digger

From: jkiepertst

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dr. Peter's Gomozo Bottle

Date: 30-10-2004

I have discovered an old medicine bottle which we were wondering about and would welcome any information you might have. The bottle is clear and has a tan label with green printing. It's 10" tall and has a green cap that screws on. It's called Dr. Peter's Gomozo. It has a trademark date on the label of 1780. The bottle has an imprint on the back of the bottle as well as the bottom that says "prepared by Dr. Peter Fahrney & Sons, Co Chicago, ILL USA. The label states it was manufactured by Dr. Peter Fahrney & Sons Co. in Chicago, IL. Thanks for any help and information you may have with this. JLK

Here is the trademark.  Yours must be a later bottle (1920-40) since it has a screw top instead of cork top.   Digger

From: Frank Ambruso

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Sharp & Dohne bottle

Date: 30-10-2004

I have a bottle by: Sharp & Dohne Baltimore Marked: Poison no. 100 1035 Tablet Triturates Opium powdered 1-2 grain underscored Dose 1 to 2 tablets Lot? 870514A Sharp & Dohne Baltimore Bottle is 2 7/16" high x 3/4" deep x 1 1/8" wide with metal twist cap color brown yellow with approx 66 light brown tablets inside that may be original but i am not sure. There was a secondary onion skin and label that is now Any value to a collector? Frank Ambruso

 

From: Charles Payne

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: white horse whiskey bottles

Date: 30-10-2004

we recently found a brown tinted white horse distillers bottle. It is a pint and still has the lid on it. The lid says White Horse Distillers and has a horse with est. 1742 on it. Do you know when this was made? Also have you heard of P.J. Ritter company in Philadelphia? Do you know what they made so we can find out what type of bottle it is? It's clear and is 9" tall. It is skinny at the top and gets fatter as it goes down. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

From: CANDYMAN4

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: oldbottles

Date: 30-10-2004

i have a conrad3xco's original Budweiser bottle u.s patent #6376.i think the bottle is green. could you tell me what it's worth. plus i have a green ink bottle. on the bottom of it there is a letter CA. tell me more about it. i have a chero cola bottle to 6.5 oz. it has Pensacola Florida on it. tell me about it. i have a dr. pepper it also has Pensacola Florida on one side, and it looks like a clock on the other side. with the #'s 10 on left 2 on right 4 on right under the 2.tell me more. i would like to know what they are worth.

From: Donald Brewer

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

Date: 30-10-2004

hi, I have 2 bottles I'm wondering about. My husband found them in a dump on our property. the first one is a medicine bottle with the name C.J.H. KRAFT, M.D. MESHOPPEN, PA. on the bottle. Also has OFFICE HOURS1-3P.M,6-8 TELEPHONE15.It has a symbol up toward the neck looks like a3iii.bottom of bottle says knoxall with a 10 below it. above it is a symbol that looks like a jar with an R in the middle. bottle is 5and a half inches tall. it's a clear bottle with black screw top. The name and address is stenciled on the bottle, I believe. This doctor was a local doctor. He died a number of years ago. Not sure when. Can you tell me what it's worth if anything? The other bottle is 6inches tall with a greenish tint. It says KEMP'S BALSAM FOR THROAT AND LUNGS. On one side of the bottle it says Leroy, Ny. Other side says QF Woodward. The writing on the sides is hard to read. I think I got it right. I appreciate your help. Sincerely, Cindy

 

From: Lynda Haggart

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dr. JB Kendall's

Date: 30-10-2004

I have found a clear, 5" tall rectangular "quick relief" bottle in the Lake Placid/Saranac Lake region of New York states Adirondacks. I can't seem to zero in on a site that might give info as to how old this may be. Any thoughts ? Thank You

 

From: Liz Scriber

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 31-10-2004

Hi,We have two old bottles that we were wondering if you have any idea of the timeframe or value of the bottles. They are both crockery type bottles, the first one contains the words Lee & Green Skegness, Bourne Sleaford, Spalding English Brewed Ginger Beer Syracuse, NY (It is imprinted with a stamp impression that says Akron, OH) The second bottle says Los Angeles Brewing Co. Kuehnrich and states on the bottle top "This jug is not for sale, it is the property of the Los Angeles Brewing Co. Kuehnrich" Phone East 82 U.S. patent no. 572257 The front of the jug also states the number 2174.Thank You for your help. L.S.

 

From: DEBORRA DEMCHAK .

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Found bottle

Date: 31-10-2004

I am just trying to find out what I have found. The bottle appears to be BIM mold with a screw top. It is medium amber and the imprint on the bottom looks like the one from Owens bottling company. It has flowers imprinted on the bottle and it says TN REG. US.PAT OFF.PAT. PENDING on the bottom. The bottle has ONE PINT printed on the outside with the number 1. underneath. It also says that 'federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle' D11 56 7. I am wondering if you can tell me what it was used for or where I can find further information on it. Believe in Tomorrow Deborra

 

From: David Weaver

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Cone Ink Bottle

Date: 31-10-2004

Hello Digger, Friday evening I won the bid on a tray lot at the local auction house. The only good items on the tray were 2 common shape cone ink bottles. One aqua and one cobalt blue, neither has any embossing. The bottles are the same type as shown in Hugh Cleveland's 2004

updated "Bottle Pricing Guide" on page 213, item number 3552. The aqua bottle is clean but the cobalt blue one is a dig bottle that was never professionally tumbled cleaned. I cleaned it with an SOS pad and CLR cleaner, which helped some. You can still see clearly through the bottle, but it does have stains and wavy etching lines in the glass. The intensity of the cobalt blue color would be similar to a "BROMO CAFFEINE" bottle. I got the tray lot for $ 7.00, so I didn't risk a lot of money. Mr. Cleveland lists a cobalt blue ( 2 1/2'' diameter ; item # 3554 ) for $ 150 - 200. The diameter of my bottle is 2 5/8'' with the only sign of damage being the stains and on the bottom center area of the base is a thin layer of glass ( still firmly in place ), about 3/16" in diameter that was most likely done in the manufacturing process; this sliver of glass began to whiten due too being attacked by the elements. What would be your opinion on the value of this bottle in it's present condition; approximately how old is it and finally, would it be worthy of tumbling ?Thank you very much for your time and service.  Gratefully, David Weaver

 

From: Reddtreedo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

Date: 31-10-2004

Hi, I have found several bottles in the woods. One of them is a Clorox bottle that had used a cork for a stopper. Another is a bottle called white sail and it has sail boats etched in the glass around the top it still has a cork in it. The other is a bottle called fleecy white, and the other one is a gallon vinegar jar with the Whitehouse itched in the glass. I was excited when I found these are they any count? Thanks for any help. reddtreedx

 

From: r fraize

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fire engine bottle

Date: 31-10-2004

I am not a collector but I picked this up at a yard sale this weekend. It is round, aqua tinted, measuring 13" at the top of the stopper. The bottom has no markings. The embossing reads "ajax fire engine works, put lead stopper in bottle before putting bottle into engine, new York city". I am told these were placed into the engines to regulate the water pressure. It does not appear to be damaged or stained, but the stopper is stuck (haven't soaked it yet), and there is some white, crystalline residue in the bottle. Any information you can provide on age/value would be helpful. Thanks! 

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