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    B&O Railroad Jug - More info Please!

    Hello all!

    I bought this jug on a road trip out east. I know its from the B&O railroad but that's about all I know. I would greatly appreciate any additional info about this lovely piece, especially the time period it was made and what it was used for.

    Thank you so much!
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  2. #2
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    Search google images for railroad crock jug and a few of them show up. A couple are marked "Deodorizer The Pullman Company" I'm guessing it contained cleaner for the dining cars maybe?
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    At first glance the letters did not look old to me but I must be wrong because they are selling on eBay. 1800s/ EARLY 1900s- B&O RAILROAD STONEWARE JUG | eBay
    Last edited by Bigcypresshunter; May 12, 2012 at 11:45 PM. Reason: found eBay ad

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    Looks kinda touristy to me but it commands a good price. This one had a $75 reserve. People love these crocks. I hadnt realized this was so popular. Nice find apparently. I dont know what they were made for. B&O Railroad Jug (04/05/2011)

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    Jul 2004
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    As with many things nowadays these items have been faked recently and there are some really good looking fakes out there. Unfortunately,the only sure way to determine if the advertising label is original and fired under the glaze is to lightly scrape the surface of the label with the edge of a knife or something sharp to see if the label will scrape off. Original glazed stoneware will not be damaged. I hope it's the real deal. These jugs held deodorizer (cleaning agent) or coal oil for the most part, even though one usually associates them with whiskey at first glance.
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    It looks easy to fake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NOLA_Ken View Post
    Search google images for railroad crock jug and a few of them show up. A couple are marked "Deodorizer The Pullman Company" I'm guessing it contained cleaner for the dining cars maybe?
    Deodorizer for the "BO" Rairlroad? That's awesome. :-)
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  8. #8
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    May 2012
    Indiana
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    Quote Originally Posted by diggummup View Post
    As with many things nowadays these items have been faked recently and there are some really good looking fakes out there. Unfortunately,the only sure way to determine if the advertising label is original and fired under the glaze is to lightly scrape the surface of the label with the edge of a knife or something sharp to see if the label will scrape off. Original glazed stoneware will not be damaged. I hope it's the real deal. These jugs held deodorizer (cleaning agent) or coal oil for the most part, even though one usually associates them with whiskey at first glance.
    diggummup,

    I took your advice and scraped the label with a knife and the label did not come off. Thanks for the advice!

 

 

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