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Posted 7 months ago

pw-collector
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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
Peoria's
Famous Whiskey
Bottled By
The Government
Manufactured by the Whitehead & Hoag Co. circa 1909
Thanks for looking,
Dave

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  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.
    Roy.
  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!
    Dave
  3. pw-collector pw-collector, 7 months 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, 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:
    Caperkid
    Manikin
  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:
    vetraio50
    SpiritBear
    jscott0363
  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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