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#41 whispers98

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 02:55 AM

Sweet bottle, great catch...Glad your getting out, where was flea market? Greendale?


you'll have to go with me one day !!!

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 01:43 PM

there was always some controversy over these type bottles-- i have seen that there were very similar bottles that held vinegar -- then there the Lem bottles-- i was never sure how to distinguish between the two types-- the best way is to have a Lem bottle and hold them up side by side-- there were quarts, 4/5th's bottles, and maybe other sizes-- some clear, some brown, and some purple-- you have to investigate these bottles thourgoughly-- but if you have a Lem , then you got a gem!!! the one in the pic looks like a Lem to me-- but...........jmo :)/>

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:16 PM

I wish i could clean out my basement and find a little gem like that.. nice find makes me jealous >:(

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Posted 19 January 2017 - 08:47 PM

Another twisted neck bottle showed up today from that Ebay place..( super fast shipping ) !!!   I wanted to play with it and compare the bottle codes from each and see what I might be able to determine.  What I found wasn't really surprising but one might have fooled me .  

 

I am sure that 1 of these is NOT apple brandy bottle. It has a slug plate in the mold ..Two of other large bottles, I have my doubts about. They still look cool. The bubbles and colors are worth their spot on the shelf and I do collect other whiskey bottles from time to time so I am happy. Didn't pay much  for any of them anyway.

 

Read back through this thread and I have done some more research and learned a thing or two since then. First ,,, The bottle code on JeePee's Apple brandy was 912 .. Authentic bottle !!!!

 

 I have no idea from the code but they have a history of using Illinois glass, so all I can do is assume.

 

My pint has a <212>   inside the triangle. That is a bottle mark from  Illinois Glass in Alton Illinois.

I believe they still make bottles for us to collect ..

 

I just don't know if apple brandy was ever bottled in a pint bottle..

 

Thoughts ?

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 10:59 PM

I'm really not sure if these were Apple Brandy bottles as we know they were used for many different products back then but I have to agree they are awesome display pieces and with the air bubbles and imperfections it gives them so much character  


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#46 southrock

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 11:19 PM

I must agree Max !!  I have learned that there are several different styles and amount of twists in the neck and several different vendors making the same type of bottles . My one even has a slug plate panel and I know that is not a Brandy bottle .. In the mean time, I will continue to look cause, ya never know !!!!!



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Posted 29 January 2017 - 11:53 AM

this style older bottle is also from a vinegar company -- it is so hard to tell which one is which-- i have a few styles of these and all are different -- because of the lack of information -- i am not sure what is what -- but i am keeping them all for now -- someday there will be enough info to put it all together and figure what is a keeper and what to use for target practice


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#48 MikeandJack

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 01:45 PM

I have never seen a 1 pint twisted neck Lem bottle.
I don't believe they ever existed, but I have been wrong before. :)
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Posted 29 January 2017 - 02:08 PM

I have never seen a 1 pint twisted neck Lem bottle.
I don't believe they ever existed, but I have been wrong before. :)

I think you are right Mike .. I only one I have ever seen is on JeePee's site.. Very rare !!!


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Posted 29 January 2017 - 03:09 PM

Great bottles Gene :o very nice!

 

That is a bottle mark from  Illinois Glass in Alton Illinois.

I believe they still make bottles for us to collect ..

 

Yep and thats right and just unbelievable when I think we has celebrated the 150th Birthday and the Illinois Glass Company made still bottles for Jack Daniels ..... :o


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