Category Archives: Soda Water

The back story to Saving the Fizz

How an interest that started almost 50 years ago manifested into a book on patent bottle closures The back story to Saving the Fizz 09 July 2017 My name is David Jones, a name that has always brought some comment … Continue reading

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“Up and Going” Excelsior Ginger Ale

“Up and Going” Excelsior Ginger Ale 20 February 2016    (R•022116) I received the following “Need Help” message from Troy Beck (Xenia, Ohio) over on PRG Facebook. I get a lot of these types of questions and I am usually … Continue reading

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Everything’s better with bitterquelle. . .

Everything’s better with bitterquelle… by Ken Previtali 04 March 2015 (R•071415) Reading the recent post on Hunyadi Janos reminded me of how the details of what we might consider commonplace can be intriguing. What could be more commonplace than water? … Continue reading

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The E. Julin – ABO football sized torpedo

The E. Julin – ABO football sized torpedo 23 August 2014 (R•091814) Incoming e-mail from prominent west coast bottle collector, Dale Mlasko. We’ve seen many of Dale’s great western bitters pictures before. He had this oddity needing identification. I quickly … Continue reading

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Kentucky’s Top 25 Rarest Bottles

In honor of and in preparation for the upcoming FOHBC 2014 National Antique Bottle Show in Lexington, Kentucky, I thought it would be nice to look at the Top 25 Kentucky’s Rarest Bottles. I will try to add pictures if I have … Continue reading

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California Aromatic Orange Bitters – San Francisco

California Aromatic Orange Bitters – San Francisco PART OF THE ORANGE BITTERS SERIES 11 February 2014 Here is another, what appears to be, unlisted “Orange” bitters from San Francisco, California. The California Aromatic Orange Bitters was put out by Irishman, … Continue reading

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A Frog’s Eye View of Glass Works Auction 100

A Frog’s Eye View of Glass Works Auction 100 27 November 2013 by Jeff Burkhardt (Froggy) Just as most of us are stepping off to start Christmas shopping, Glass Works Auctions invites us to buy ourselves an early Christmas present in … Continue reading

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J. Boardman & Co. – New York – Mineral Waters

J. Boardman & Co. – New York – Mineral Waters 21 October 2013 Over the last decade or so, I have only seen two examples that came out of the ground in New York City (and heard of a third … Continue reading

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Xavier Bazin, Steam Fancy Soap Works and Perfumery

Hello Ferdinand: Have enclosed some pictures of an interesting bottle that I dug in St. Louis. I dug this large flint glass pictured hair bottle from a pontiled era privy. It is a large bottle 8 1/2″ tall and 4″ … Continue reading

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I was a very close friend of Tommy Mitchiner

I was a very close friend of Tommy Mitchiner 30 August 2013 | By Mike Newman I was a very close friend of Tommy Mitchiner, as our relationship went back 32 years. I was just a newlywed with no money … Continue reading

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