A.P. Hotaling & Co. J.H. Cutter Crown Whisky Pint

Cutter Crown Pint


Garth & Linda Ziegenhagen report an extremely important new find in a A.P. HOTALING & Co. J.H. CUTTER (embossed crown) WHISKY, PORTLAND. OGN.

Garth states that “an 80 year old man had the bottle and was going to put it on eBay. He dug it in The Dalles, Oregon in the 1970’s. He doesn’t want his name used. Richard Siri and Mike Dolcini have the half pints. I have another shard of the pint that Randy Littlefied had dug. It shows the slug plate well but the top is broken off. Apparently this is the only one known”.

OGN is an older abbreviation for Oregon and WHISKY is an older spelling of whiskey. Also the crown is a much fancier crown than normally used. It doesn’t have the bumps on the shoulder that were invented in 1874 for air vents.

A.P. Hotaling opened the Portland office in 1873 and was the most successful whiskey dealer in the west after he acquired the Cutter brand name. There is much more to the story of acquiring the Cutter brand already on the blogs. See Western Glob Top Whiskey’s Blog.


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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One Response to A.P. Hotaling & Co. J.H. Cutter Crown Whisky Pint

  1. Mike Dolcini says:

    WOW! The story regarding that bottle was related to me at the recent Antioch Bottle Show. Sort of a “comedy of errors”, if you will. Had the opportunity to purchase that bottle been mine it would have been snapped up, regardless of size. The fact that the pint was previously unknown, aside from shards and a damaged example, would lead to a reasonable assumption that this was also the smaller size. This was definitely not the case and Garth was fortunate to add it to his collection. He sent me several photos, one of which is pictured here.

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