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Posted 7 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 Caperkid, 7 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, 7 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, 7 months ago
    A little history I found on Clarke's Pure Rye company:

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

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