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W.H. Hutchinson – Zang Wood
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Here is the next in the series of expanded coverage of the wonderful displays at the 2012 FOHBC Reno Expo this past July. There were at least thirty outstanding displays which I found quite incredible.
These pictures of the Zang Wood (Farmington, New Mexico) W.H. Hutchinson Display are credited to Scott Selenak (FOHBC photographer pictured to the left).
Charles G. Hutchinson, the son of William H. Hutchinson, a long-time Chicago, Illinois soda bottler and equipment manufacturer, patented his “Hutchinson’s Patent Spring Stopper” April 8, 1879. This stopper gained widespread popularity with bottlers and consumers, rendering other closures obsolete, and revolutionizing the soda bottling industry. Several factors combined to prompt bottlers to shift to crown seal bottling equipment by World War I. For more information visit: HutchBook.com
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Thanks to Scott and Ferdinand for the great pictures and the posting. Hopefully collectors will realize that Hutchinsons are just as collectible as any other category. With over 17,000 different bottling companies utilizing Hutchinsons, the different fields of Hutchinson collecting is wide open. Zang Wood
Congratulations to my friend Zang for his outstanding display of Hutchinsons at the Reno Expo! It is interesting how William Hutchinson, the bottler, switched from blobtops and started using the bottles invented by his son Charles.