Some wonderful Baltimore William Coughlan and Peter Babb Bottles

Baltimore Digger and Collector Chris Rowell posts over at Bottle Collectors on Facebook the following information and pictures. Just love those Baltimore bottles. Reminds me of home too.

W Coughlan Baltimore bottle grouping - Rowell Collection

[CR] William Coughlan Baltimore’s most prolific bottler 1842-1874. This picture represents 10 of the 12 different molds known that he used during that time period. All the bottles in the picture are pre-1865 as no known marked bottles of his date to the last few years of his business 1865-1874 he may have had a large supply of early bottles still in use but I would assume there are marked bottles of his that are missing from that late period.

[CR] P.S. really looking for a Wm / COUGHLAN – BALT. olive green torpedo and a W. Coughlan / Baltimore open pontiled “patent” style soda will pay top dollar for either of these bottles.

P Babb Balt bottles - Rowell Collection

[CR] Peter Babb is Baltimore’s second most prolific bottler. This image represents the 8 different known molds he used during his time in Baltimore from 1850 until his death in 1857.

[CR] There is also a stoneware bottle marked BABBS ROOT that I would really like to get my hands on an example of to finish out my Babb grouping.

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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