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    Another Bottle Dig- Straight Sided Coke and Brass Sign

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    I hope you enjoy this video.

    Last edited by Bharpring; Jan 15, 2021 at 12:06 PM.
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    Got any pics?

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    Really would like some pictures, too. I honestly can't carve out a half-hour to watch a video.

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    Why do we have to always look at a video in order to see a find.
    Might as well just post a thought up-basically the same.
    To load a video for some it takes time (download speeds) Pics are loaded slow enough on a cloudy gay.
    Just saying-Pics are worth a thousand words.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pepperj View Post
    Why do we have to always look at a video in order to see a find.
    Might as well just post a thought up-basically the same.
    To load a video for some it takes time (download speeds) Pics are loaded slow enough on a cloudy gay.
    Just saying-Pics are worth a thousand words.
    My thoughts exactly. I don't look at vids as they eat a lot of data.
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    Got some pics up now guys!

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    Wow, super finds! Love that Coke and I've always been fond of the torpedo and round bottom soda's. Cool bitters....cool sign..... grats and thanks for postin'
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    Looks like you are into a great spot. Don't stop digging till they are gone.
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    ca
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    Thanks for the pics, great selection.
    Liking the torpedo and other sodas.
    The flask is a nice keeper as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bharpring View Post
    Got some pics up now guys!
    Thanks for the pics! This old letterhead likes the old brass sign. It has a lot of character. You found some cool bottles, too.
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    Some great finds there.

    Not much info to be had on “Barrow & Osborne”, but a little deduction…

    David Crenshaw Barrow was appointed Collector of Customs for the port of Savannah on 14 August 1913 and served until 1922. Prior to that he was reported as having practiced law in the partnership of Barrow & Osborne in Savannah. So the Barrow & Osborne firm presumably predates his appointment as a Customs official.

    Since Barrow was born 1874, he couldn’t have been a practicing lawyer until the later half of the 1890s, but he had served in the Spanish-American War of 1898, attaining the rank of ‘Major’ in the First Regiment, Infantry, National Guard of GA. So, I would guess the plate must relate to his early career just before his military service in 1898 or from between 1899-1913 after his military service.

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    Savannah Harps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red-Coat View Post
    Some great finds there.

    Not much info to be had on “Barrow & Osborne”, but a little deduction…

    David Crenshaw Barrow was appointed Collector of Customs for the port of Savannah on 14 August 1913 and served until 1922. Prior to that he was reported as having practiced law in the partnership of Barrow & Osborne in Savannah. So the Barrow & Osborne firm presumably predates his appointment as a Customs official.

    Since Barrow was born 1874, he couldn’t have been a practicing lawyer until the later half of the 1890s, but he had served in the Spanish-American War of 1898, attaining the rank of ‘Major’ in the First Regiment, Infantry, National Guard of GA. So, I would guess the plate must relate to his early career just before his military service in 1898 or from between 1899-1913 after his military service.
    Wow! I'm blown away by your research and it all makes sense. The site that I dug this sign produces items from about 1890 to 1910. The sign actually has 2 sides as you can see. So at some point he got a partner "Pope" or was partnered with "Pope" and then split off on his own?

    And the military history is awesome!

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    I recently dug the same coffin flask that you show and boy does it have a sloppy finish on it. Wonder if yours does to?
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    Yeah, you can see in the picture that it has some etching from ground water. Some bottles have worse rash than others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bharpring View Post
    ...The sign actually has 2 sides as you can see. So at some point he got a partner "Pope" or was partnered with "Pope" and then split off on his own?

    Interesting, but now it gets complicated. The records definitively state that the David Crenshaw Barrow who became Collector of Customs for the port of Savannah had previously been employed with the law firm of Barrow & Osborne. But I think now that he may have been a junior within the firm and the “Barrow” name on (both sides of) the plate actually refers to his elder brother, Pope Barrow, born in 1868.

    Both were sons of Middleton Pope Barrow (sr.), known just as “Pope Barrow”. He was born in 1839, graduated from the School of Law in Athens, Georgia in 1860, was admitted to the bar that same year, and then commenced practice in Athens. He went on to become a member of the State House of Representatives (1880-1881) and then a US Senator (1882-1883).

    It looks like at least two of his sons also pursued careers in law. Among his eight children were Middleton Pope Barrow (jr.) also just known as “Pope Barrow” and probably the person referred to on the name plate; and David Crenshaw Barrow (III), Pope’s younger brother who qualified later and probably then joined the existing business as a junior before furthering his career as a Customs official.


    [There's also the possibility that the "Pope Barrow" referred to could be the father and David Crenshaw Barrow was then a junior in his father's business, but that side of the sign would then need to have been engraved pre-1880 and relate to Athens, not Savannah]
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