Category Archives: Utility Bottles

Meet Chef Johnny Pol “The Foodman”

Meet Chef Johnny Pol “The Foodman” 10 October 2014 I met Chef Johnny Pol at the super 2014 Morro Bay Antique Bottle Show earlier this year and was impressed with his table of bottles and personality. Our hobby has so many … Continue reading

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Amazing 8-Sided Utility Bottle…Is It Baltimore?

Amazing 8-Sided Bottle…Is It Baltimore? 29 August 2014 As part of the “Dale Mlasko and great bottles found at the bottom of a San Francisco Hole Week” we now show you this amazing utility or ink bottle that Dale found in … Continue reading

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FOHBC 2014 Lexington National | Saturday Morning Seminars

FOHBC 2014 Lexington National | Saturday Morning Seminars 09 August 2014 This group of pictures come from the Seminars that occurred on Saturday morning from 9:00 am until noon. There were three sets of paired seminars to give attendees a choice. All seemed to … Continue reading

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2014 Morro Bay Bottle Show

2014 Morro Bay Bottle Show San Luis Obispo Bottle Society 05 April 2014 I have always heard that the Morro Bay, California bottle show, put on by the San Luis Obispo Bottle Society, was an experience. This quaint show, in … Continue reading

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The Rushton & Aspinwall Compound Chlorine Toothwash – New York

The Rushton & Aspinwall Compound Chlorine Toothwash New York 25 March 2014 Sandor Fuss (Denver) tipped me off to watch an incredible bottle that is making hay in the latest Norman C. Heckler Auction 108 that is currently on line … 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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Bottles under the pier in Fredeiksted, St. Croix

Bottles under the pier in Fredeiksted, St. Croix by Vince Staley 13 February 2014 This U.S. NAVY PEPPER bottle above, and a MUSTARD were found under the pier (see above) in Fredeiksted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. For several years … Continue reading

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Chamber Pot from a Privy Twelve Feet Deep

Chamber Pot from a Privy Twelve Feet Deep 16 December 2013 Hello F, Have enclosed pictures of a chamber pot I dug many years ago at Laclade Landing near the famous St. Louis arch in St. Louis, Missouri. Thought I … Continue reading

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The Dowesburgh/Albany Glass House 1785-1815

The Dowesburgh | Albany Glass House 1785 – 1815 Part 4 of a Series by Stephen Atkinson 11 September 2013 Leaving the town of Albany, New York, heading west on Route 20, you will arrive in Guilderland, about six miles west … Continue reading

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Newburgh (Glass House Co.) 1751-1759

Newburgh  (Glass House Co.)  1751 – 1759 Part 1 of a Series by Stephen Atkinson 11 September 2013 The manufacture of glass was commenced in the village of New Windsor near present day Newburgh, 66 miles north of New York City, … Continue reading

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