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    Posted 8 years ago

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    As I said in my first post;"Tour of the World Coke Caps", my Parents owned a rural Pa farm town general store. At that time, Coke syrup came in one gallon jugs (I still have one of them!). Dad would wash them out and put them back in the four jug boxes, and store them in the basement. The farmers in the area would ask Dad for the jugs, for their home made Cherry and Dandelion wine. Most would bring Dad some wine to say thanks for the free gallon glass jugs. My Dad had a great sense of humor.
    He had this "WM RADAM'S MICROBE KILLER No. 2" crock jug that he had soaked in Clorox, boiling water, etc., to sanitize. He put the wine in this jug. When people came over to the house, he would bring out the jug and ask if anyone wanted "wine"! ! ! I found out(?) years after Dad passed, that those jugs were actually a scam to run moonshine during the prohibition. Would like to verify this.

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 years ago
      This is getting intriguing! Papa was into bootlegging? A man after my own heart! (Whatever that means). So he didn't label these as such himself? I like your Papa already! It is a curious label wording that I've never seen before. Let's see what happens here on CyberAsylum. It appears the labeling was done before firing.
    2. Junquer Junquer, 8 years ago
      Jug labeling is fired into the jug. I have only ever seen one other, and the owner of that one was the person who told me of the "bootlegging" history.

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