Figural Bottles: Old figural bottles come in many colors and shapes. Two brands of bitters were marketed in bottles shaped as pigs: BERKSHIRE BITTERS AND SUFFOLK BITTERS.We seek figural bottles in cobalt blue, white or blue milk glass, green, amber, clear, or in any other color. Glass House Whimsies: During off hours and lunchtime, glass house workers created off-hand pieces which were not meant for marketing but were taken home for personal use.Perhaps it may say something like Valentine Blatz Brewing Company or Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company.The bottle may be embossed with the word BREWERY or the word BOTTLING.
We wish to purchase examples from nearly any of these firms.
We especially seek figural bitters in shapes such as: cabins, barrels, Indian maidens, ears of corn, pigs, etc. Ink Bottles: Ink bottles come in many shapes and sizes.
We wish to purchase ink bottles in colors such as cobalt blue, green, and amber and in shapes such as a cone (round or multi-sided), a cylinder with pour spout, or a teakettle.
Bottles embossed with ink names such a CARTER'S, HARRISON'S, J & IEM, HOVER, DAVIDS', GAYLORD'S, WARREN'S CONGRESS, and HEATH'S are of interest, as are many others.
Barber Bottles: Barber bottles came in a variety of shapes and sizes and were often made in bright colors with fancy decorations of images on them.