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    Posted 3 years ago

    pw-collector
    (281 items)

    While looking for the photo of my great-aunt wearing a mask during the 1918 influenza epidemic, I found a photo of my great-uncle with a pocket watch fob sticking out below his sweater. The shape looked familiar, so I started looking through my watch fobs and found this one that has a similar shape. I can't magnify the photo enough to see the image on the fob, but it could be this one.
    Clarke's Pure Rye
    Peoria's
    Famous Whiskey
    Bottled By
    The Government
    Manufactured by the Whitehead & Hoag Co. circa 1909
    Thanks for looking,
    Dave

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    Comments

    1. Caperkid, 3 years ago
      Well this is one cool fob I love it also because it's pre- prohibition American rye and it is my family name. Have never seen any bottles with that name. Have you? Would look great on the neck of one.
      Roy.
    2. pw-collector pw-collector, 3 years ago
      Roy, no I haven't seen a Clarke's bottle. I will continue looking through photos of my great-uncle and see if I can find him holding one!
      Dave
    3. pw-collector pw-collector, 3 years ago
      A little history I found on Clarke's Pure Rye company:
      http://www.pre-pro.com/midacore/view_vendor.php?vid=PIA11524

      Dave
    4. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
      Very nice pw ! and how wonderful if it is same one as your Uncle is wearing :-)
    5. pw-collector pw-collector, 3 years ago
      Manikin, I have had this for years and I obtained it from my uncle and the photo is from his uncle, so it could very well be.
      Thanks for the comments and appreciation:
      Caperkid
      Manikin
    6. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      Nice potential heirloom.
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Another GREAT fob Dave!!!
    8. pw-collector pw-collector, 3 years ago
      Thanks for the comments & appreciation:
      vetraio50
      SpiritBear
      jscott0363
    9. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 3 years ago
      Really wonderful, and it looks like the one your great-uncle is wearing, especially in the second photo of him.
    10. pw-collector pw-collector, 3 years ago
      Thanks betweenthelens for the comment & appreciation.
      Thanks fortapache for the appreciation.
    11. pw-collector pw-collector, 3 years ago
      Thanks TassieDevil for the appreciation.
    12. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      Whisky might ward off the flu. I'm sure many used that as an excuse. I quit hard stuff in 1991, - on requests from friends.
    13. pw-collector pw-collector, 3 years ago
      BB2, my first thought was a cauliflower on his wife's coat, and was soaked in Clarke's Pure Rye, and the mask was keeping her sober!!
      Thanks for the appreciation.
    14. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      Might work. LOL
    15. pw-collector pw-collector, 3 years ago
      Thanks Zippo for the appreciation.
    16. pw-collector pw-collector, 3 years ago
      Thanks Wandlessfairy for the appreciation.
    17. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
      Thanks for the appreciation:
      rniederman
      yougottahavestuff
    18. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
      Thanks for the appreciation:
      Watch searcher
      Brunswick

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