Baltimore Hole Diggers – These Guys are Serious!

I have written about Chris Rowell before. He is an amazing guy in Baltimore that I met through the Baltimore Antique Bottle Club to which I belong. These are a few of his pictures from a dig last saturday. He and his digging buddies found a ‘sink’ that had been patched a few times. He further states…. “and yeah we take our privy digging very seriously around here. This one ended up being about a 20 footer and never got older then the 1880s”. I was tired and it was raining towards the end of the dig so I didn’t get a picture of all the bottles we found but here are the ones I brought home”. Since I don’t dig, I follow these types of adventures and dream. PRG

Some Nice Baltimore Bottles from Chris Rowell

Antique Bottles of Baltimore (Chris Rowell Website)

Rowell Hole PatchRowell Climbing in Hole

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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