Sodas and Beers

 

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Item SB040, GARDNER -- & BROWN, deep citron or yellow green, torpedo shape, Smooth Base, applied mouth, 8 3/4" high, very bold embossing, highly whittled, lots of bubbles in the glass, has a few very light minor scratches otherwise perfect condition, an attic type bottle, not dug or cleaned, a spectacular example of this very rare soda from Maryland circa 1850 to 1860, $3,400
   

 

The items below have been sold, but are left on to be used for reference.

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Item SB007, "F. GLEASON (slightly arched) ROCHESTER / N.Y.", cylindrical, deep sapphire blue, Iron Pontil, applied tapered top, numerous bubbles in the glass. Has some minor wear scratches mostly on the backside shoulder, otherwise perfect, not dug and cleaned. has all the oxide still on the pontil, a rare soda in excellent condition Sold
Item SB010, "DR CRONK - R McC", deep blue, Iron Pontiled, 10" high, long tapered applied top, bold embossing, highly whittled, a very heavy bottle with thick glass. Has been lightly cleaned, has some minor wear and a tiny (1/8") flake on the base, still has all the iron on the pontil, a rare flavored beer bottle Note: R McC stands for R. McCoun of Rochester, New York Sold
Item SB011, "F. GLEASON -- SARSAPARILLA -- & LEMON -- MINERAL WATER -- ROCHESTER", 10 sided with the lettering on flat panels and each flat panel separated by a rounded panel, deep sapphire blue. Deep pushed-up base with Iron Pontil, 7 5/8" high, long tapered applied top. Bold embossing, nicely whittled, has a small area of inside stain in the shoulder and a tiny flake at the edge of the base, otherwise a perfect attic type bottle, an extremely rare and desirable soda Sold
Item SB018, "HUTCHINSON & CO" (arched) / "CELEBRATED / MINERAL WATER / CHICAGO", cylindrical, deep sapphire blue, large Iron Pontil that still has all the gray iron residue, 7 " high. Applied tapered blob lip, bold lettering, numerous bubbles, has been lightly cleaned and has a few minor wear marks, an excellent example of this scarce bottle Sold
Item SB028, "J. DOWDALL (in slug plate) - UNION GLASS WORKS PHILA / SUPERIOR / MINERAL WATER", cylindrical with a "mug" base, deep blue, Iron Pontil, 7 " high, applied blob top, bold embossing, has some traces of very minor wear otherwise perfect. This is a "attic type" bottle, not dug and cleaned. A fine example of this very rare soda from Wilmington, Delaware, circa 1850 Sold
Item SB029, "S. SMITH - AUBURN N.Y. - 1857", deep blue, Iron Pontil, 5 flat panels each separated by a convex panel, applied blob top, 7 " high, bold embossing, some bubbles in the glass, nicely whittled, perfect "attic" condition, finest example of this rare bottle Sold
Item SB030, "D. DAVIS", 12 sided, deep brilliant blue, Smooth Base, 10" high, long tapered applied top, excellent crudeness with whittle and bubbles, bold embossing. Has a few minor wear marks otherwise perfect, a very heavy and impressive bottle with thick glass. It weighs over two pounds, a beautiful example and hard to fine in this near perfect condition. This is a flavored beer bottle from the Buffalo, New York area circa 1865 Sold
Item SB031, "WM. RUSSELL - BALT", light to medium yellow green, torpedo shape, Smooth Base, 9" long, tapered applied top, large bold lettering, highly whittled. Has a pinhead size flake at the bottom of the applied lip, and medium wear, a nice example of this very rare soda Sold
Item SB032, "SHAW & CO / CAPE MAY (in rectangular slug plate), light blue green, squat cylindrical form, 7 1/8" high, nice crude double tapered applied top, bold embossing. Near mint condition with a few minor wear marks, a very nice example, circa 1860 to 1870 Sold
Item SB033, LUKE BEARD., 10 pin form, deep blue green, Open Pontil, 7" high, applied top, bold embossing, has a few minor wear scratches otherwise perfect, has not been tumbled. A fine example of this early soda from Boston, circa 1845 to 1850 Sold

Item SB037, KEACH - BALT, torpedo form, brilliant yellowish green, 8 " high, tapered applied top, large very bold lettering, highly whittled, 100's of tiny bubbles and tiny black specks in the glass. Has some minor scratches and a tiny (1/16") flake off the letter H, otherwise a perfect attic type bottle and not cleaned. A great example of this very rare bottle Note: Paul Keach was in business selling mineral water from 1846 to 1848 Sold

Item SB038, SMITH & -- FOTHERINGHAM - SODA WATER - ST LOUIS - THIS BOTTLE / IS NEVER SOLD, five flat panels separated by five rounded panels, deep blue, Iron Pontil, 7 3/8" high, tapered applied top, nicely whittled, has some minor high point wear, has not been cleaned, a fine example of this rare bottle, circa 1850 Sold
Item SB041, WM. W. LAPPEUS - PREMIUM - SODA OR MINERAL - WATERS - ALBANY, deep blue, 10 sided, Iron Pontil, 7 1/8" high, applied mouth, bold embossing, lots of bubbles in the glass, has some minor wear otherwise perfect, an attic type bottle, not dug or cleaned, a great example of this rare bottle, circa 1845 to 1855 Sold