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Old Overholt Antique Medicinal Whiskey Flask Bottle Medicinal 1912 Label Broadford, PA

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    Posted 7 months ago

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    Year Made: Late 1800's?
    Glassmaker: Unknown
    Color: amber/brown
    Product: Old Overholt Rye Whiskey, 100 proof medicinal
    Bottler: A. Overholt Company, Broad Ford, PA
    Volume: 16 fluid ounces, 1 pint
    Height: 8 inches
    Weight: 13.4 ounces
    Seams: Strap flask, 2 seams fade out before the lip
    Label Type: paper
    Closure Type: cork

    Notes: The whiskey this held was produced in 1912. Though made before prohibition, by the time it was aged and bottled, prohibition was in effect. The distillery in Broad Ford, PA possessed a very rare and valuable medicinal whiskey license, made easier by the fact that Andrew Mellon inherited full ownership of the company after Henry Clay Frick died in 1919. As U.S. Treasury Secretary, Mellon granted himself that necessary medicinal license for the company. Read more about the Old Overholt brand here:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Overholt

    I am calling this bottle a mystery because it appears to look a lot older than the 1912 label date when the whiskey was made. Let me know how old you think it is.

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