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    Posted 5 years ago

    kamikazeNx…
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    Looking information on this bottle. After hours of research online still unable to find anything any information greatly appreciated thanks for checking out see pics. Labeled F B C PHILAD a

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    1. SpiritBear, 5 years ago
      As Philadelphia is a major city and has always been, finding the bottler by just initials would take a lot of research. You can try Tod von Mechow's website. I think he's in Philadelphia.
      http://www.sodasandbeers.com/SABFindBottleByFirm.aspx

      Bottle should date to around 1870 to the 1880s, based on its style.
    2. SpiritBear, 5 years ago
      I found two variants of it, but no info listed.
      http://www.sodasandbeers.com/SABSearchResults.aspx?Source=Firms&Firm=3044&SourceDesc=C.%2c+F.+B.

      http://www.sodasandbeers.com/SABShowBottle.aspx?Bottle=03044AA&Firm_Number=3044

      The closest named one, in terms of time-period, was this:
      http://www.sodasandbeers.com/SABShowBottle.aspx?Bottle=03050AA&Firm_Number=3050
    3. kamikazeNxt2theCosmos kamikazeNxt2theCosmos, 5 years ago
      hey thanks SpiritBear for taking the time. I check out the links now :)
    4. bottle-bud bottle-bud, 5 years ago
      Nice bottle.
      I found a Frederick Cheadle listed in the 1880 & 1881 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania city directory as a bottler, Main n Mill, Hbg (Hbg I assume being Holmesburg).
      Spirit Bear was right on in the age and the last link to a website is possible a variant to your bottle.
      Thanks for sharing that website Spirit Bear, I can use it in researching local bottles from my area.
    5. kamikazeNxt2theCosmos kamikazeNxt2theCosmos, 5 years ago
      The dimensions to this bottle are approximately 7 and 1/4 high and 8 and 1/4 round circumference at base
    6. kamikazeNxt2theCosmos kamikazeNxt2theCosmos, 5 years ago
      WOW just checked out your third link down that you sent and wow it's pretty right on but there wasn't much information on it still too bad huh I'm trying to figure out what the value would be any ideas? Ps thank you thank you for finding that it's the closest match Ive seen so far..awesome
    7. SpiritBear, 5 years ago
      Philadelphia bottles generally have low value unless pontiled or a true coloured soda (not amber or aqua or tinted, but, like, a solid cobalt or green), which Mechow's website says it isn't pontiled, and yours isn't coloured, either. The exterior of yours also has a large amount of damage (not just scratches, but gouges), which can be polished away. If you tumble it, though, do not tumble the inside (unless it is more white than iridescent as the iridescence improves value but the white removes value, generally).

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