Tippecanoe Cabins – GVII-1 & GVII-2
07 August 2011
The two specimens of the Tippecanoe cabin bottle are quite unique. They are the only known bottles blown in cabin shape to be used in a presidential campaign. They were blown during the presidential campaign of William Harrison in 1840, which was deemed the Log Cabin Campaign.
The GVII-1 is blown in the shape of a cabin and bottle parlance is “four roofed” which means it is a hip-roofed bottle. The front has the legend “Tippecanoe” above the door and cider barrel next to the door. The reverse features the legend “North Bend” above the door and again the cider barrel next to the door. The bottle is slightly larger than a pint and is found in dark olive amber and deep olive green. It has a sloping color and is pontiled. It was blown at the Mt. Vernon Glass Works in New York and is extremely rare.
The GVII-2 was also blown at the Mt. Vernon Glass Works. It differs in that it is a “two-roofed” or gable roofed bottle. It features the slogan “Tippecanoe” on both sides over the door and the inevitable cider barrel beside the door. It is found in dark olive green and is extremely rare. There are only two know examples, one at the Corning Museum of Glass and the other in a private collection in Connecticut.