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    Posted 12 years ago

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    The following bottles were discovered in a closed off craw space in my home about five years. Three years Ago when we remoldeled I was able to retrieve them, they have since been stored the same very old wooden crate that i found them. I've finally gotton around to research some and believe the era of these bottles are from 1930's - 1940's. They are Soda, Water and Beer Beverage bottles all from Brooklyn, New York, New York City and one from Lynbrook, Long Island, also one bottle is unmarked with just a symbol. Another bottle say Thos E. Morrissey on it so i wonder if that what was in the bottle. They all have raised embossed names and or logo's. They are as follows:

    Bottles from Left to Right (as per photo)

    1. OTTO RUBER Brewery, Brooklyn, NY Contents 12 Fl oz. (has a pic. of a circled Anchor - with the letters O to the left and R to the right in the circle

    2. Victoria Beverages Inc. New York City Contents 1pt 11oz

    3. Lynbrook Bottling Co. Lynbrook, NY Registered – Sym. “LOB” and an elongated half of circle through the letters this bottle also says “THIS BOTTLE IS NEVER SOLE AND MUST BE RETURNED’

    4. EDY & FLAKERTY (written in script) 52 boulevard, Long Island City, NY – Registered – Long island City EF symbol and a circled B - PGC

    5. RICH F. CANTWELL – 136 ROCHESTER Ave. Brooklyn, ny registered

    6. State Bottling Works – 124 Attorney St, NY Registered 1 pint & 11 oz.

    7. Unmarked Bottle – symbol on bottom – square with a “o” inside

    8. (2) – Meyer bottling Co., Inc – Registered, New York, NY 1pt 13 fl. Oz.

    9. Green Bottle – “Flushing Mineral” – Registered, Flushing, NY WATER Co.”

    10. Thos . E. Morrissey – 169 Java Street, Brooklyn, NY Registered symbol has a circled TEM 1 pt, 11 oz.

    11. “Blood Orange Surprise” Bottle Co., Inc. Woodhaven, NY Registered 1pt 11oz.

    12. “SUYDAM Bottling Co” Brooklyn, NY Registered – Capacity 22 oz. Green Bottle

    13. (8) F&M Schaefer Brw CCo, New York Registered symbol is a circle with their logo that says "F&M Schaefer Beverage Co., New York, NY "

    14. G.B. Seely’s Son, Inc. 319-331 West 15th Street, New york 1p 12 oz., 28 fluid oz. has a symbol it a big letter “S” small B C and a picture of a bartender pouring a bottle on a counter with other bottles around it. Also written Trademark Registered -

    15. Plain Greeen Bottle on the bottom “3ON”

    16. D.J. Walsh – Far Rockaway, NY 1 pt 11 fl (chipped on bottom)

    17. (2) Carl H. Schutlz, “mineral Water” New York – Deposit refund on this bottle

    18. US Bottling - 98 Wcyoff Street, Brooklyn, NY contents 1 pint and 11 oz.

    19. Unmarked symbol on bottom 3O with < over the circle then another 3 and a large G 6

    I think their in pretty good condition considering how old. They just need a cleaning, now how to display them? My husband says TGIF, I think a museum.

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    1. RFCantwell, 9 years ago
      Hello! I thought you might be interested to know that you found a soda water bottle that was from my great grandfathers beverage company, R F Cantwell ( Richard Frances Cantwell). I have a very cool photograph of him standing with his horse pulled soda water cart. I would absolutely love to know what you decided to do with all of those beautiful bottles and share the photograph with you if you are interested!? Cheers!
    2. MelissaCU, 9 years ago
      Very nice! I must have found a long lost cousin here because my great grandfather, Richard Frances Cantwell, had a soda water business in Brooklyn. My grandfather, Richard John Cantwell, also had a photo of the horse pulled soda water cart for as long as I could remember in his dining room. I'd love to get a copy of that too.
    3. RFCantwell, 9 years ago
      Hi Melissa. Do you have a private emAil I can reach you at? I think your grandfather was my grandma Cynthia's brother. My mom always talked about an Uncle Dick. I would love to chat more and compare family history notes. Maybe you can fill in some of the gaps!
    4. MelissaCU, 9 years ago
      Hi there. So sorry I missed this reply you posted. The email was buried in my inbox. Yes, I remember lots lots of stories about Cynthia and Hester. You can reach me via email at melissa at ugiansky dot com.
    5. barbdale62, 9 years ago
      Love your collection wondering if you've ever heard of the Dirksen Bros. I found a bottle the address on it is 461 Onderdunk Ave Brooklyn NY it looks like a pint milk bottle but I can't find any thing on it. Anything? thanks

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