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    Posted 3 years ago

    SpiritBear
    (813 items)

    I'd been watching this one for a long time, waiting-- hoping for it to fall to a decent price-- after all, it's in very poor shape. One bruise in the glass, much of the label missing, but it's probably the last remaining Ammonia from Alex Eckermann in Muskegon.

    I have an A. Eckerman bottle-- one 'n', not two-- from before the Great Pine Street Fire here in Muskegon, where his and 250 other businesses burned in 1891. After that, Eckerman isn't listed till 1907 and pops up as Eckermann-- Same guy.

    This is a late 1890s to early 1900s ammonia bottle from his drug store. He'd fought in the Civil War and had drug stores in Grand Rapids, too.

    Number 33 on base. No maker's mark on this extract-style bottle.

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    1. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      A little more on him here:
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/185076-the-effects-of-baby-oil
    2. AnnaB AnnaB, 3 years ago
      Congrats on the purchase! Looks very neat, even with those imperfections which are not very obvious on the pics. How much did you end up paying, if you don't mind disclosing?
    3. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      Thanks, Anna,

      I picked up a much nicer paper label med. bottle today also for $5. Near the same time-frame, but from the neighbouring city of Grand Rapids. I'll post it later.
    4. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      For now, here is a taste:
      https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--gV6LYt9S44/VvWjzrZ2kII/AAAAAAAAlNs/dl_KHMG8O2k8PbLzPHNGbghU_K3YbxnbA/w395-h576-no/Leather%2BPostcard%2B004.JPG

      ;)
    5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
      very nice piece of history!!
    6. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      Thank you, Sean. :)
    7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
      Your very welcome SpiritBear!! :)
    8. AnnaB AnnaB, 3 years ago
      Oh my, it's a beauty! I like your taste ;) Congrats on this one as well!
    9. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      It's now posted. I was, just before I saw this notification, shaking it up. It's such a thick syrup and smells quite powerfully.

      As for taste, you can taste it if you'd like. LOL.

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