W.H. Hutchinson Display – Reno Expo

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W.H. Hutchinson  Zang Wood

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Here is the next in the series of expanded coverage of the wonderful displays at the 2012 FOHBC Reno Expo this past July. There were at least thirty outstanding displays which I found quite incredible.

These pictures of the Zang Wood (Farmington, New Mexico) W.H. Hutchinson Display are credited to Scott Selenak (FOHBC photographer pictured to the left).

Charles G. Hutchinson, the son of William H. Hutchinson, a long-time Chicago, Illinois soda bottler and equipment manufacturer, patented his “Hutchinson’s Patent Spring Stopper” April 8, 1879.  This stopper gained widespread popularity with bottlers and consumers, rendering other closures obsolete, and revolutionizing the soda bottling industry. Several factors combined to prompt bottlers to shift to crown seal bottling equipment by World War I. For more information visit: HutchBook.com

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About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V, President, Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors, is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. Ferdinand is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps.
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2 Responses to W.H. Hutchinson Display – Reno Expo

  1. zangs33 says:

    Thanks to Scott and Ferdinand for the great pictures and the posting. Hopefully collectors will realize that Hutchinsons are just as collectible as any other category. With over 17,000 different bottling companies utilizing Hutchinsons, the different fields of Hutchinson collecting is wide open. Zang Wood

  2. mikedickman says:

    Congratulations to my friend Zang for his outstanding display of Hutchinsons at the Reno Expo! It is interesting how William Hutchinson, the bottler, switched from blobtops and started using the bottles invented by his son Charles.

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