Category Archives: Glass Makers

McKelvy’s Stomach Bitters – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

McKelvy’s Stomach Bitters – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Aqua and Cornflower Blue 14 February 2015 Sometimes there is just so little information available to help identify a bottle that you just have to connect the dots and make assumptions. In today’s case it … Continue reading

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I recently picked up a Summer/Winter GX-15 Pontil Pint Aquamarine Flask

I recently picked up a Summer/Winter GX-15 Pontil Pint Aquamarine Flask 12 February 2015 It seemed like a nice day to do a post on a Summer Winter flask and put the Winter side on the top of the page. … Continue reading

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With and without the words Monopole Bitters

With and without the words Monopole Bitters Herman Toser Co. – Milwaukee & William Frank & Sons – Pittsburgh 24 December 2014 [Christmas Eve] Frank Wicker with BottlePickers scored himself an early Christmas present when he picked up a en-embossed Monopole Bitters. … Continue reading

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T. J. Lummus’ A.V. Bitters – Lynn Mass

T. J. Lummus’ A.V. Bitters – Lynn Mass 26 November 2014 (R•112714) (R•121115) An important bitters sold this past Monday night in the Glass Works Auctions, The ‘Christmas Comes Early’ Catalog Auction #105 . The T. J. LUMMUS’ A.V. BITTERS from Lynn, Massachusetts (Ring/Ham, … Continue reading

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The Bust of Lafayette – Coventry Glass Works Mold

The Bust of Lafayette – Coventry Glass Works Mold Mold Section Found in the River in Mansfield, Connecticut 28 May 2014 John Pastors, American Glass Gallery Auction #12 ends this evening and I sit here watching a few items of … Continue reading

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Beneath Lincoln’s ass they used to load a lot of glass.

Beneath Lincoln’s ass they used to load a lot of Glass Washington City Glass Works – ‘Old Glass House’ by Stephen Atkinson 14 March 2014 Unknown to most Washingtonians and other Americans, and particularity we few in the glass collecting … Continue reading

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The Isabella Glass Works of Thomas Stanger – 1841 to 1856

The Isabella Glass Works of Thomas Stanger – 1841 to 1856 Part 3 by Stephen Atkinson 13 March 2014 Part 1: Frederick Stanger and John Marshall 1831-1832 Part 2: Thomas Wriggins Stanger and John Marshall 1832-1839 Thomas Stanger began building a new … Continue reading

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I remember visiting the Sandwich Glass Museum

I remember visiting the Sandwich Glass Museum 06 January 2014 Incoming e-mail and pictures from Denver, Colorado collector, Sandor Fuss. I had the privilege of seeing some of these pieces in person during a recent trip to see his historical flask … Continue reading

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Ihmsen’s Old Tonic Bitters – Who is Henry Ihmsen?

Ihmsen’s Old Tonic Bitters – Who is Henry Ihmsen? 15 December 2013 (R•111214) Sometimes, I suppose, I tend to drive myself crazy. I start off down one road looking for an obscure bitters, then I take a left turn down … Continue reading

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Unknown New England Glass factory’s contract with Clapp & Townsend July 15, 1848

Unknown New England Glass factory’s contract with Clapp & Townsend July 15, 1848 16 November 2013 (R•112413) I agree to make for Clapp & Townsend and deliver at the Boston Rail Road Depot at Greenbush (NY) between the first of … Continue reading

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