A ‘short’ Turner Brothers New York figural barrel


Here are three barrels that I have. The one on the left is an Old Sachem which is open pontiled. The other two are both Turner Brothers New York barrels. The one Turner Brothers barrel is shorter, approximately the same height as the Old Sachem and various Greeley’s barrels. I have never seen another “short” Turner Brothers barrel like this one. All the Turner Brothers barrels that I have seen are the same size as the larger one.

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A ‘short’ Turner Brothers New York barrel

27 May 2013


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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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4 Responses to A ‘short’ Turner Brothers New York figural barrel

  1. BittersCollector says:

    I’m not real familiar with the Turner Brothers Barrels .
    Is there 2 different mold variants ? I see some are 10 ring barrels
    and some are 9 ring . Could this be the reason for the shorter
    Variant ? I noticed the shorter variant has 9 rings and the
    taller variant is a 10 ring barrel.

  2. pselenak says:

    Nice pictures by Scott Selenak!

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