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Beer Bottles75 of 347Classic Corona Coronita bottle, unoppoenedRICHARD WIGHTMAN INVALID STOUT NEWCASTLE
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    Posted 4 years ago

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    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.

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    1. bottle-bud bottle-bud, 4 years ago
      "Pure and without drugs or poison" That's always good to know before taking a drink! Never seen that wording on a bottle before. Cool Bottle!
    2. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      Seen on most very early 1900s and very late 1800s alcoholic bottles (Michigan Bottling Co. was around for only 12 years). It came out when all the bottlers had to be Registered. In so being registered (also embossed on a lot of bottles), they had to be tested.
      If you see that on a bottle (Pure and Without), it was likely made before America's National Prohibition.
    3. MALKEY MALKEY, 4 years ago
      First class SpiritBear just super to acquire local pieces great post !!!!
    4. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      Thank you, Malkey. We had over 60 bottlers (not including druggists) here, so there's a lot to collect.
    5. Karenoke Karenoke, 4 years ago
      These are interesting! All with labels just as you prefer, congrats on finding ones you love and a local one as well!
      I recently acquired n ashtray from my hometown, and I'm proud of that fact. Even though the building is no longer the home of Independent Life Insurance, I can remember when it was.
    6. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      Thank you, Karenoke. I remember being given my first vintage postcard, which was of the Occidental Hotel. Sadly, that was demolished long before I was born. I like to take "then and now" pics of local postcards, holding it up where the photograph was shot from, then lowering it and taking a picture of what it looks like from that spot now. I never could find the Occidental, sadly.

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