Posted 3 years ago
Nothing earth-shattering for my collection. For my city (Muskegon), I found a druggist circa 1889-1895 that I didn't even know existed (Mastenbroek).
Also, a Michigan Bottling Company of Muskegon bottle. They went out in 1901. I don't know why I like the company so much. I now have 3 bottles from them, but I keep looking for more.
Both of those I highlighted white.
The Chinese bottle is some kind of liniment. Cute little thing. Still full, in the box, with instructions(?).
The Circus Liniment was endorsed by the Ringling Bros. That is the newest of the bunch, I think. Interestingly, the labeled bottle without the box sold for $15 on e-Bay. Expensive for a machine-made and unembossed bottle. Still full of a bright green and very aromatic liquid.
We also have an embossed and labeled Florida Water bottle. Then, some other labels.: A cough cure and Hannibal, Missouri, med.-- all of these I picked up for resale.
There's another bottle I haven't yet mentioned and is shown unhighlited. It is now highlighted, but a man in California contacted me just days before the show, asking about the druggist Jacob Jesson of Muskegon. Apparently, he was his great grandfather, and the man is very interested in obtaining bottles from the company.
I will do a post on him soon. But that and 2 others from the company are soon to be on their way to California. All are before 1896, as Jesson sold out to Koon & Hoperstead in 1895 and took the train to California.