The group over at facebook on Bottle Collectors and Early American Glass Collectors have been posting some great pictures of unembossed bottles and jars. I have created this gallery to celebrate these beautiful glass pieces primarily from New England. As usual, I will continue to add more pictures.
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Utility Bottles and Jars
W.C. WOODWORTH, WINDHAM, CONNECTICUT – Here is the jar. The story goes that all the Connecticut boys, including Charlie, were after this jar since the fifty’s but the lady would never sell My good friend Joe Zarro bought it off her son after she passed. Joe loved this jar so much he would only sell it to me if I bought his entire utility collection. – Eric Correla
Here is my 12-sided salve jar and the medicine bottle…both made from the same mold.- Michael George
Three outside – Tom Marshall
Couple of fresh green utilities – John April (Michael George: The little one is New Hampshire. I can’t say for sure about the other two, but the color, style and pontil look identical. The 12-sided salve is a well-known Keene – Stoddard bottle)
Some Utility bottles catching some sun – Tom Marshall
12-sided Utility with applied mouth, 3 1/8″ – John April
Too hot on the roof. I guess I’ll have to play bottles. – Eric Correla (Mark Yates: First the form and color. I believe they are E. Waters, Troy, New York) (Jeff Noordsy: E. Waters used these bottles for blacking. The label is uber-cool.)
This “mustard jar” came out of the pit dug by Roy Topka that produced numerous Brinckerhoff’s, Phoenix Bitters and the Icelandic Balm for Pulmonary Consumption. I have always assumed it to be Mount Vernon Glass Works or Mount Pleasant Glass Works. Has a tubular pontil the size of a quarter and lots of interesting mold marks…- Jeff Noordsy
Multi-sided medicines, one with a expanded mouth – John April
Mainly a grouping of New Hampshire snuffs – Michael George
Documented Keene Preserve Jar (Lee and Pappas plate #3 3rd row #2 envelope and note still intact) – Tom Marshall
Couple o’ jars… nice range of New England color. – Michael George
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.
Love the utilities, probably my favorite type of bottle to dig.