Tippecanoe Cabins – GVII-1 & GVII-2

Tippecanoe Cabins – GVII-1 & GVII-2

07 August 2011

Tom Doligale posted this info on Bottle Collectors today. Too important to not archive for the Virtual Museum project.

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.

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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