Posted 4 years ago
I'm not sure why I like Michigan Bottling Co. of Muskegon so much. Michigan Bottling Co. was a pretty common name back then. They were around for a short time in the bottle world, making their bottles scarce (albeit not rare).
Through research, I found the earliest reference to them as 1889, and the newest reference as 1901. They seemed to bottle beer for the most part, albeit the aqua bottle likely held a soft drink.
No paper labels exist, to the best of my knowledge, to tell us what was bottled, and all their records have likely been destroyed.
So far I have three bottles from them. There is also a crown top bottle, in a very early "soda shape" (a squat pop bottle) that I'm still waiting to get. And after that, there are still two distinct beer-shaped bottles I will need. And after that, there is always other colours!
My favourite piece is still the aqua one, a nice applied-top Baltimore Loop Seal-- one of their first bottles made.