The donated bottle display that I spoke of at the national show

The donated bottle display that I spoke of at the national show

17 August 2017

Hi Ferdinand:

These photo’s are of the permanent display that I assembled for the East Hartford Public Library with the help of many collectors on Facebook. The document was partially written and signed by William Pitkin in 1763. It represents Connecticut glass so as to encourage interest in history and our hobby.

You may find the story of the creation of the display interesting. I also recently donated a display to the National Bottle Museum. The last photo is a display that I donated to the Town of Colchester, Connecticut. I had a camera store there in the 1980s and collected local bottles and gave them to the Colchester Historical Society.

Jerry “Dyott” Dauphinais

PS: If you go to Facebook and search “pitkin project”, you’ll see some of the efforts for my endeavor.


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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