S. S. Smith just Dug


S. S. Smith just Dug

30 September 2015

Apple-Touch-IconANow here is one of my favorite bottles. Great semi-cabin form and color. Maybe not a bitters but one that I have in my collection. It looks like a pretty decent example that was just dug.

Read: S.S. SMITH. JR & CO / CINCINNATI. O. – A Semi-Cabin in Sapphire

Hello Ferd,

Thought you may like to see this whiskey we just dug over the weekend. I found this at the 3 ½ foot level sitting on a wooden brace along the wall of a huge privy… that was the good news… the bad news (well actually good news) is that this privy was 8 foot by 8 foot by at least 10 feet deep, but only two of us were digging and it was full of water at the 4 foot level with an ash/rock mixture that felt like concrete when pulling, so we had to cover this one up. We are assuming that this bottle was a floater and similar age bottles are down in the use layer. Wish us luck!


Jeff (Jeffrey J. Mihalik)


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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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