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#1 JimmyandJen

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 05:20 PM

Hi everyone,

We found this yesterday. I knew I had seen it before but still know nothing about it. Is it real or is it a reproduction? LOL. There is a lot of bubbles and pits in the glaze, however there is no crazing. Thanks to this link, I have learned something about it.

http://maxwellshouse...ht-salmon/#num6
This is one on the cover page of David Fulmer's "Barrels & Bottles & Tennessee Jugs"

Thanks everyone,
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Posted 14 March 2009 - 09:32 PM

I'm guessing by the condition that it is reproduction but that is just my personal opinion I really don't know much at all about the jugs to be honest, I'm sure the more experienced collectors will shed more light on it for you, either way - nice find ;)


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Posted 14 March 2009 - 11:04 PM

I saw a Jug like that down in franklin. Is that where you found it? It was in great condition if it is. They are just like the White Rabbit Saloon Jugs. The W.T. Salmon are harder to find. Not sure of age though.
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Posted 14 March 2009 - 11:11 PM

Yes, that is it Tiffany. Darn thing has been there for a long time. I have taken pictures with my phone before, but never really looked into it. Jen and I really like it because it is the only one we have seen. We finally said the heck with it, we are going to get it. Does your dad know the age, by chance? Or does he know who W.T. Salmon is?

Good luck on the Motlow bottle in a couple hours. I was just looking at it. Beautiful.

Talk to you later,
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Posted 14 March 2009 - 11:20 PM

I almost bought it last time I was down there because he came down 15% on it for me. I'll ask dad next time I talk to him. He had told me before but I don't remember.

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 02:40 AM

Great looking jug, I guess it pays to live in Jack Country. Nice find...Rick ;D



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Posted 15 March 2009 - 08:15 AM

Great looking jug, I guess it pays to live in Jack Country. Nice find...Rick ;D


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Posted 15 March 2009 - 08:24 AM

pretty sure it is real / original vintage - does not have the USA stamp on the bottom... the jug is also included in a old bottle / jug ad or two..
Dr Salmon ordered from Jack back in the day - no idea why they would make a repro of it..

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 09:06 AM

Nice find Jimmy 8)  8)  8)



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Posted 28 March 2009 - 11:34 PM

Don and Diane Cauwel did not know much about the WT Salmon jug except that they had only seen two in all their years of collecting and they own one of them. Don said he bought his twenty or thirty years ago. They do believe they were produced in the seventies or eighties. Possibly for a private buyer. So not too old, but it does sound somewhat rare. ;D

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 12:48 AM

hey JIMMY & JEN,

very nice and rare item. great addition. (goodjob)  (goodjob)  :yourock



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Posted 29 March 2009 - 02:20 PM

Does yours have a USA stamp on the bottom?


Don and Diane Cauwel did not know much about the WT Salmon jug except that they had only seen two in all their years of collecting and they own one of them. Don said he bought his twenty or thirty years ago. They do believe they were produced in the seventies or eighties. Possibly for a private buyer. So not too old, but it does sound somewhat rare. ;D

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 03:38 PM

No, nothing at all on the bottom Lee. What does that mean? :-/



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Posted 30 March 2009 - 03:54 PM

I looked out on my patio this morning and I have one of these jugs that just says Made for Jack Daniel's

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 04:09 PM

Jimmy:
I saw an UNBELIEVABLE letter yesterday from W.T Salmon to Jack Daniel dated in the early 1900's (I believe 1903). W.T Salmon was an ear, nose, and throat doctor from Oklahoma that ordered whiskey from Jack Daniel. These jugs are reproductions and I also do not know why they were made for this man. At least we know who he is now. I will tell you about the letter and take you to see it next time I see you.
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 07:37 PM

Cool info to know Mike! Good job. you are the History Detective!
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 08:17 PM

W.T Salmon was an ear, nose, and throat doctor from Oklahoma that ordered whiskey from Jack Daniel.


VERY interesting stuff - we learn something new everyday ;D
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 10:07 PM

I looked out on my patio this morning and I have one of these jugs that just says Made for Jack Daniel's



bet that has a USA on the bottom.. late 30's early 40;s they started stamping them -

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 10:11 PM

here is one from 1907 ~ Dr Salmon bought by the barrel...

guess even without the USA stamp they are repro's? humm,,.. - thought the USA stamp dated them to after 1940 = ?


Jimmy:
I saw an UNBELIEVABLE letter yesterday from W.T Salmon to Jack Daniel dated in the early 1900's (I believe 1903). W.T Salmon was an ear, nose, and throat doctor from Oklahoma that ordered whiskey from Jack Daniel. These jugs are reproductions and I also do not know why they were made for this man. At least we know who he is now. I will tell you about the letter and take you to see it next time I see you.

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 11:20 PM

here is one from 1907 ~ Dr Salmon bought by the barrel...

guess even without the USA stamp they are repro's? humm,,.. - thought the USA stamp dated them to after 1940 = ?



Very cool stuff. Perhaps he bought them for medicinal purposes. It would clear out the old sinuses.

I can't wait to see the letter you have Mike. Any chance of getting a copy?

Why would the reproduce this jug and if it were a just for this one ENT. And why aren't there more of them around? Lee, I assume yours makes three we know that are in existence. Anyone else?

Jimmy




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