Big Boy Lightning Rod Ball

**email from Jeff Burkhardt to Ferdinand Meyer 17 April 2011…regarding our respective Lightning Rod Ball collections…

Ferdinand- You got balls, I got balls, but do ‘ya have these balls?

Yes, the 5-1/2″ POINT PLEAT is a “big-boy”. It dwarfs “big” SCA quilt!  Collar embossing-“Pat’d  July 3rd 77” Faint haze, some soil too. Maybe all washable, but like to keep dirt to validate that it was “up”. No cracks from chipping on the one collar. EX- Russell Barnes coll. , a TEXAS collector. Ever meet him?


LRB Balls

Larger Point Pleat next to a Quilt LRB

About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V 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. He 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. Ferdinand is the past 6-year President of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and is one of the founding members of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
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