What’s in the Fridge?

Improvising a quick but cold Light Box

Sometimes after a bottle show you just have to pull out your goodies and look at them. In this case we were in Jerry and Helen Forbes hotel room at the Marriott in Towson, Maryland after the Baltimore Antique Bottle Show. It’s Sunday evening and we have no light to embellish the bottles. So some quick thinking led us to a refrigerator in their room. The improvised light box works enough to get a look see though you can see a slab of room service steak and one of the wives Martini’s that shares the space. Bottles that Jerry picked up include the following from left to right…

• Pretty Green Heineken

• Deep cherry Drakes Plantation Bitters

• Nice dark sapphire blue US Hospital

• Pretty puce Old Sachems Bitters

Dr. Soules Bitters in a peachy taupe coloration

Greeley’s Bourbon Bitters in a crisp moss green

Skilton Foote Bunker Hill Pickle in the form of the Cape May lighthouse.

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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