Look What I Found!


Look What I Found!

Pam Selenak

30 June 2014

So we stopped at an antique shop on the way to the Reno Antique Bottle show and Randy and I saw this demijohn case. Although it had Pacific Coast Glass Works on it, we passed.

So after the show, we were talking to a friend that also was at the show, and he had bought a case similar to the one we saw in the antique store. He asked what was on the side of the case. He explained that it would say what was in the bottle. I didn’t remember, so on our way back home we stopped back into the store. It said CASTLE OK RYE WHISKEY F. CHEVALIER CO.

Did I say it is about 80% if not more full. 2 gallons! Although my terror of a cat broke my wickedly whittled OK Castle whiskey just recently, I am in pursuit of another in the same condition to go with my new OK Castle Demijohn with contents.

Party on!!!!






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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One Response to Look What I Found!

  1. Warren Friedrich says:

    That’s a nice find, the P.C.G.W. was started by two descendants of the San Francisco & Pacific Glass Works owner. George Newman and Carlton Newman Davis started the Pacific Coast Glass Works in 1902, while there rival Abramson & Heunisch who bought the former S.F. & P.G.W. factory in 1899, built a new glass factory in 1900 at Fifteenth & Folsom street location. Which they sold to the Illinois Glass Works in 1902. Which became the Illinois Pacific Glass Works and a rival to PCGW.

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