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    Back from the cleaners

    A friend brought this by a few years ago, asking if I knew anything about it. He picked it up at a yard sale for 5 bucks. Couldn't tell him much other than it looked 1890-1900 and that I thought he did fine at that price. Maybe a year later, I ran into him at an estate sale. He commented on some prints by a local artist that were for sale. I told him I had one that he could have if he wanted it. When he came by to pick it up a couple of days later, he handed me the bottle in trade. Wasn't expecting anything but was grateful. A couple of knowledgeable Kentucky collectors said they never had heard of it. It was mint except for a milky inside haze, so finally I sent it out west to have it cleaned last month. He also told me that in 50 years of collecting, he had never seen one. What a difference the cleaning made. It really pops on the shelf now. Of course, they'll probably be coming out of the woodwork now, but who cares? I still like it!

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    Wow that is ornate good trade
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    Ethan

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    Kenton County is a great location, nice!
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    "The Army of Northern Virginia was never defeated. It merely wore itself out whipping the enemy." - Jubal Early

    "We'll fight them, sir, till hell freezes over, and then, sir, we'll fight them on ice" - Unknown Confederate soldier

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    That is a cool piece Sandchip ! One of the more interesting barrel/bucket whiskies I've seen, and it looks great after the cleaning.
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    Ethan

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    I'd think that is 1910-1920 pre prohibition era. That bottle looks distinctively banjo shaped - not a wild theory given the location. The embossing and perfection in that bottle leads me to believe that this is a post 1900 product.
    Last edited by RustyRelics; Jul 11, 2019 at 09:58 AM.
    "The Army of Northern Virginia was never defeated. It merely wore itself out whipping the enemy." - Jubal Early

    "We'll fight them, sir, till hell freezes over, and then, sir, we'll fight them on ice" - Unknown Confederate soldier

    “I am often asked “Why do Southerners still care about the Civil War?”… Because it is unique in the American experience. Defeat was total, surrender unconditional and the land still occupied.”
    ― Tim Heaton

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    That’s a beauty. Wow. Love it. Nice score. Jgas
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    JGAS

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    us
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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyRelics View Post
    I'd think that is 1910-1920 pre prohibition era. That bottle looks distinctively banjo shaped - not a wild theory given the location. The embossing and perfection in that bottle leads me to believe that this is a post 1900 product.
    Cowseatmaize on ABnet found an ad in a 1900 LA newpaper for a liquor distributor that listed it in the products he sold, assuming it's the same brand. I agree that it could've been produced as late as 1918, even though it has a tooled top since the feds only allowed 20% of all beer and liquor bottles to be blown by Owen's new machine.
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    Ethan

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    I didn't notice the top much, but the embossing and style reminds me of later manufacture. No doubt it's old though.
    "The Army of Northern Virginia was never defeated. It merely wore itself out whipping the enemy." - Jubal Early

    "We'll fight them, sir, till hell freezes over, and then, sir, we'll fight them on ice" - Unknown Confederate soldier

    “I am often asked “Why do Southerners still care about the Civil War?”… Because it is unique in the American experience. Defeat was total, surrender unconditional and the land still occupied.”
    ― Tim Heaton

  9. #9
    us
    Nov 2008
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    Great flask !!!! Congrats !!!!
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    Beautiful bottle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyRelics View Post
    ...That bottle looks distinctively banjo shaped...
    That's a shape that I hadn't thought about, but it does have that look, sorta like a Dingen's Napoleon Bitters. I've also heard it called a canteen, but since it has staves, hoops and two ends, I'm going with barrel...even though it says bucket. Thanks much for everybody's comments.
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