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    Posted 9 months ago

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    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
    Famous Whiskey
    Bottled By
    The Government
    Manufactured by the Whitehead & Hoag Co. circa 1909
    Thanks for looking,


    1. Caperkid, 9 months 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.
    2. pw-collector pw-collector, 9 months 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!
    3. pw-collector pw-collector, 9 months ago
      A little history I found on Clarke's Pure Rye company:

    4. Manikin Manikin, 9 months ago
      Very nice pw ! and how wonderful if it is same one as your Uncle is wearing :-)
    5. pw-collector pw-collector, 9 months 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:
    6. SpiritBear SpiritBear, 9 months ago
      Nice potential heirloom.
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 9 months ago
      Another GREAT fob Dave!!!
    8. pw-collector pw-collector, 9 months ago
      Thanks for the comments & appreciation:
    9. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 9 months 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, 9 months ago
      Thanks betweenthelens for the comment & appreciation.
      Thanks fortapache for the appreciation.
    11. pw-collector pw-collector, 9 months ago
      Thanks TassieDevil for the appreciation.
    12. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 months 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, 9 months 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, 9 months ago
      Might work. LOL
    15. pw-collector pw-collector, 9 months ago
      Thanks Zippo for the appreciation.
    16. pw-collector pw-collector, 9 months ago
      Thanks Wandlessfairy for the appreciation.

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