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    Pabst Match Safe from the Brick Howse

    I washed this up after doing some coin cleaning with muh girlz: Olive Oyl and Dawn (the Indian is an 1899). I carefully opened up the top / mouth of the Pabst thing with a screwdriver so I could wash the dirt and veggie matter out.
    I'm about 100% sure this is a match safe (see striking surface on bottom). You can see the pivot for the lid, which is missing. There's a small rivet sort of thing just visible 2/3 of the way down on the pivot side.
    The color looks almost like Army olive-green or -drab. It could be WW2, but it looks more WW1-ish to me. Maybe the dating of the 'trademark' hop leaf logo will clear that up.

    I've seen match safes on Antiques Roadshow, but unless I find the lid this one is incomplete. Maybe there's a Pabst museum that'll pay big bucks? I take back the joke about PBR = horse pee..
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  2. #2
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    Re: Pabst Match Safe from the Brick Howse

    Neat Find for sure...I like it.
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  3. #3

    Apr 2007
    Michigan
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    Re: Pabst Match Safe from the Brick Howse

    Thanks, Rae. Who knows, this thing could be the Belle of the Ball for today's stuff. It's got to be worth more than the '99 I.H.

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    Re: Pabst Match Safe from the Brick Howse

    That's a really awesome find. I LOVE stuff like that. I'd take something interesting like that any day over just another IH. WTG!!!!

    Cheers and HH,
    B
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  5. #5
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    Jan 2007
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    Re: Pabst Match Safe from the Brick Howse

    Nice

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    Re: Pabst Match Safe from the Brick Howse

    Great find! I would be very happy with! Congrats Pannonian

  7. #7
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    Re: Pabst Match Safe from the Brick Howse

    That's pretty cool Admiral,hopefully you can go back and find the lid......Congrat's and Good Luck!!!

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    Re: Pabst Match Safe from the Brick Howse

    I love that. Truly a great piece.

  9. #9
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    Re: Pabst Match Safe from the Brick Howse

    That thing is cool!! Nice find. KOD!!!!
    Show me the silver!

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    Re: Pabst Match Safe from the Brick Howse

    Unusual find there Admiral. Have not seen one of these posted on this site before, but I could be wrong. Has a Pap's before, not that bad but would not walk a mile for one...LOL.
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  11. #11
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    Re: Pabst Match Safe from the Brick Howse

    What'll you have.....? I worked there in the 70's. The good ole days.

    TimC
    I knew a man who rode his horse backwards, because seeing where he has been was much less scary than seeing where he was going.

  12. #12

    Nov 2007
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    Re: Pabst Match Safe from the Brick Howse

    Nice! I found a Budweiser match safe that has the date "Dec, 7, 1897" around the rim where your "patent applied for" is located, so I would say that it's the same time frame. Love the booze related stuff! Go back and see if the rest is there.

  13. #13
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    Re: Pabst Match Safe from the Brick Howse

    That is one killer find!!! Anything you might want to trade for it?
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  14. #14

    Apr 2007
    Michigan
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    Re: Pabst Match Safe from the Brick Howse

    Quote Originally Posted by rtde3
    OK I found the post I was telling you about. It was T net member Jason in TN that told me his friend collects anything PBR. So maybe PM him. Good Luck! Heres the link to the post http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...,180919.0.html
    I was surprised to see this post 'bubble to the surface' again.
    Thanks for the link, SharkPitMan. I'll check it out (as well as the other site link that was kindly provided). TimC may already have visited the Pabst site I found when this find was freshly-posted. I didn't even know the Milwaukee Brewery had closed. It stayed shuttered for a while, then someone bought the property, went in and found a trove of amazing museum-quality stuff.
    When I was, ahh, 'active', I was a Stroh's drinker. "Fire-brewed", they said. 'Beer with the piss boiled out of it' was what we said.

    The site owner lady has the match safe right now. If I find Jason's friend or some other interested party, I'm guessing she would sell. I couldn't find the lid on subsequent searches.


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    Re: Pabst Match Safe from the Brick Howse

    Nice find!! "World's Greatest Beer"?? Hmm.. that might be a little over stating things!!!! :-) Good find none the less...

    MB

 

 
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