Federal Prison Industries: La Tuna, Texas

Federal Prison Industries

Federal Prison Industries - La Tuna, Texas

Reggie Lynch with Antique Bottle Collectors Haven (Visit on Facebook), sent me a picture and asked if I had any value information regarding a little creamer or milk bottle embossed HALF PINT LIQUID, FEDERAL PRISON INDUSTRIES, LA TUNA, TEXAS. Such an innocent little bottle with kind of scary intonations. A quick Google check says this remote, and I mean remote little town, is as far west in Texas as possible, near Juarez and El Paso. Picture the bad a** Joel and Ethan Coen movie No Country for Old Men. Elizabeth and I don’t get over there too much.

La Tuna, Texas

La Tuna, Texas - La Tuna Federal Prison

No Country for Old Ben

No Country for Old Men Poster

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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2 Responses to Federal Prison Industries: La Tuna, Texas

  1. scharno says:

    Actually this is a fairly common bottle. A quantity of them were uncovered quite a few years ago, I remember buying several in the 1980’s for $7 each. Today they bring around $20 or so………. Jeff “scharno” Scharnowske

  2. texasmedicines says:

    They show up on the bay fairly regularly. I had a nice surprise come to me this week when a customer gave me a 26″ early milk can with an attached plate for “Return to C.L. Chilton Turkey Texas Trinidad Cream Company The Best Market for Cream Trinidad Colo.”. I could hardly accept it as gift, but I was not going to be rude. It is the first piece of anything advertising I have ever seen from Turkey. What a name for a town!

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