GIV-26 found…Maybe I should have been an Electrician?


I thought I would share some pictures with you of a rare find. To my knowledge, none of these have shown up in over 20+ years. Very few examples of this bottle are known to exist. An old house in Marlborough, New Hampshire was having its electrical updated. This flask was found in the wall. I was lucky enough to acquire it not too long ago….

Having a nice sunny day here in Maine…finally…motivated me to get some nice photos of this piece. It is a Masonic Flask….1/2 pint size… in perfect condition. McKearin # GIV-26….attributed to New England Glass Works in Massachusetts. Guess the NEG in the oval is a dead give away as to its locale too. Beautiful olive yellow color. Just infected with bubbles and character. Enjoy….

Mike in Maine

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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