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Bottles4650 of 5866Beautiful cobalt blue and brown bottleBall bottle  L-9112
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Posted 6 years ago


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Can anyone tell me if this bottle has any value? It says OWEN MCSHANE" and the address "140 Harrison Street , Brooklyn NY on one side with the date "1888" on the back side. It was found on a construction site when they were digging for a new foundation.

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  1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 6 years ago
    This will help you in your research. He also has his business at other locations in NYC and around the Boston area. I am sure you will enjoy the part of the article below which states his bottles are uncommon$$$$$$$$$$$

    Owen McShane bottled mineral water and/or soda pop. His company was located in an industrial building at 85 Pacific Street, near here, also between Henry and Hicks Streets. For people who collect old bottles, an “Owen McShane” is relatively uncommon, as his business was probably pretty local, and from what I could glean, his bottles were thinner and more fragile than some of the others of the same period, so there aren’t that many around. I wasn’t able to find out very much more about it, but in 1892, he built this carriage house. His own home may have been nearby; a search of census records might help with that.

  2. packrat-place packrat-place, 6 years ago
    That is a very nice bottle, glad it survived the construction.

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