A long overdue update and the last for 2012. A major
milestone with over 25,250 bottles are now listed with the addition of over
850 new bottles. Added over 600 new or improved
photos. Thanks to Ken Leeman for photos and
listings of Shamokin, PA bottles. Thanks to 37 separate
contributors for their photo submissions.
Added 9 new pontiled bottles. Added a very
important soda bottle from Bartlett & Chase of Boston,
MA. This bottle is circulated 1818-1820. An amber W.
Bosse porter from Washington, D. C. An second
Archdeacon bottle from Paterson, NJ. A light green
porter marked Covert from Morristown, NJ and marked Superior
Porter. A green porter
marked O'Donnell from Tamaqua, PA. A green porter from
C. Tonner of Philadelphia, PA. A green variant D.
T. Cox pony from Port Jervis, NY. An aqua sided soda
marked C. Abel, Franklin Avenue from Saint Louis, MO. A
green variant from R. & J. Adams of Saint Louis, MO.
Added 1 new Codd stoppered bottle from the Tiffany & Allen of
Paterson, NJ. Added 4 new Gravitating stopper bottles; one from
S. S. Hawkins from Deposit, NY and a second from A. Brandt
of Newark, NJ, and a third from M. Spreitzer of Paterson,
NJ, and a fourth from J. L. Jacobs of Cairo, NY. Added 1 new Matthews 1872 beer stopper from
Louis Rush of New York City, NY. Added 2 new Thomso
one from M. C. Heald & Company from Lynn, MA. and a
second from the Crystal Springs Bottling Works of
Lansingburg, NY. That brings to 30 the number of known
Thasmo stoppered bottles. Added 2 new Roorbach
1885 stoppers one from M. & G. Dougherty of Kansas City,
MO, and a second from John Franz of Croton Falls, NY.
Added 3 new closures one for William Vom Hofe's pump
handle (1875) closure, a secondfor Henry Putnam for
his magic bottle stopper (1880) and a third for Elwin W. Manning (1896) and his cam
Added 8 new glass manufacturers The New England Glass
Bottle Company of Cambridge, MA, the Poughkeepsie Glass
Works of Poughkeepsie, NY, the Findlay Bottle Company
of Findlay, Ohio, the Glenshaw Glass Company of Glenshaw,
PA, the Dixie Glass Company of Tallapoosa, GA, one who marked there wares
with and "O" in a triangle, and another with a
"B" in a diamond, both of an unknown locations,
and another that marked its bottle S. P. from also of
Added Bartlett & Chase to the Pioneer page of the
articles on Early Soda & Mineral Water Bottlers
and changed the title to "Pioneers."
Over 24,400 bottles are now listed with the addition of over
600 new bottles. Added over 530 new or improved
photos. Many pictures and listings from New
Jersey were added thanks to Kevin Kyle and members of the
New Jersey Bottle Forum and listings and pictures from York
County, PA thanks to Jeff Warner and Wayne Huebschman.
Added 15 new pontiled bottles. A puce soda
marked C. H. J. from and unknown location, but found in
Philadelphia, PA. A green J. McM
pony marked Union Glass Works and from Mauch Chunk,
PA. This is an embossing variation of the one already
listed and referred to as the "three period"
variant. Two differently embossed J. M. porter bottles
one green and one blue from Tamaqua, PA. A green and blue soda from Eugene Roussel of
Philadelphia, PA. A new green A. Peterolff from
Philadelphia, PA. A green porter marked A. Carlin from
Philadelphia and a green porter marked P. Lafferty marked
Richmond, PA, but from the Richmond section of Philadelphia,
PA. A light green J. & H. Kneib pony
from Erie, PA. A green porter from C. B. Hale from
Camden, NJ. A blue soda from Allen & Co. of
Lumberton, NJ. A green porter marked Craven from
Newark, NJ. A green porter marked A. A. Buchanan &
Co. Brown Stout from New Brunswick, NJ. A green pony
from Bell & Bennett from New Brunswick, NJ. A green soda
marked R L from Salem, NJ.
Added 1 new Codd stoppered bottle from the Liebler Bottling Co. of New
York City, NY. Added 2 new Gravitating stopper bottles; one from George Weller from
Schenectady, NY and another from G. R. Gibson from Salamanca and
Jamestown, NY. Added 1 new Sykes stopper from George Pfeiffer Jr.
of Burlington, NJ. Added 1 new Roorbach 1883 stopper
from P. B. Hall from Burlington, NJ. Added 1 new Roorbach
from P. B. Hall from Burlington, NJ.
Added 1 new glass manufacturer of East Lake Glass
Works, of Bridgeton, NJ. Added 1 new pottery of
Francis J. Krumeich of Newark, NJ.
Added a link to Hutchbook.com
that is presented whenever a Hutchinson bottle is
displayed. Two additional links will automatically
search Hutchbook showing bottles with the same name or from
the same town.
Others will follow. Added added 3 new collector's shelves
for the important North, Central, and South Jersey soda,
beer, and mineral water bottles. Added 2 new
regions of Central and North Jersey.
At the National Bottle Show in Reno, Ron Fowler announced
the launch of the the online searchable database feature on
his web site Hutchbook.com.
This is a historic achievement for Ron and for collectors of
Hutchinson bottles. It is the culmination of over 30
years of research that was started by Joe Nagy and was
picked up after his death by Ron.
focuses on historical development of the North American soft
drink industry during the 1879 to World War I Hutchinson
Era. Site content includes extensively researched
documentation concerning: the origin of the term "soda
pop;" the evolution of bottle closures, including 30+
stopper patents often confused with Hutchinson's Patent
Spring Stoppers; a history of the W. H. Hutchinson and Son
company; Hutchinson's lawsuits; the American bottling
system; pre-Hutchinson Era bottling; Hutchinson bottles; the
Hutchinson bottling process; and much more.
newest feature is the Hutchinson Bottle Directory, a fully
searchable, free access database cataloguing extensive data
about over 17,000 different Hutchinson bottles. A powerful
new "Hutchinson Search" engine is the gateway to
detailed data about the Hutchinson bottles utilized in all
U.S. states, territories, Canadian provinces, and several
foreign countries. Users have access to numerous
pre-defined, printable lists of Hutchinson bottles, plus
lists of bottles in popular collecting categories, such as
colored and picture Hutchinsons. The database is continually
updated to ensure users have access to the most current and
accurate Hutchinson information available.
is designed to serve as a widely used reference source for
collectors, historians, archaeologists, and other interested
users. The Hutchinson Bottle Collectors' Association (HBCA)
sponsors free public access to HutchBook.com. HBCA members
support and promote historical research by collecting,
preserving, studying, documenting, displaying,
communicating, and sharing information about the antique
bottles that utilized Charles G. Hutchinson's Patent Spring
With sodasandbeers.com and
collectors and researchers alike will have online search
capabilities into just under 40,000 early soda and beer
bottles. This is an unparalleled capability that is
not available to any other segment of the hobby.
Hopefully collectors will start to see some integration
between the two sites providing a comprehensive look at soda
and beer bottles, their history and the history of the
Over 23,800 bottles are now listed with the addition of over
175 new bottles. Added over 225 new or improved
photos. Many pictures and listings from Easton,
PA were added thanks to Larry Grotz and at the Bux-Mont
Bottles Club meeting, bottles from Telford, PA were
catalogued and photographed.
Added 1 new pontiled bottle. A green J. B.
Edwards porter from Columbia, PA.
2 new Gravitating stopper bottles; one from R. F. Forgham from
Lyons, NY, another from E. O'Leary & Co. from Mankato,
Added 1 new glass manufacturer from an unknown firm that
used the L M G mark in a triangle.
Added a new feature that links to external web sites
that have addition content based on the bottle that is
displayed. Initial link is to NJBottles.com.
Others will follow.
Over 23,625 bottles are now listed with the addition of over
1,300 new bottles. Added over 800 new or improved
photos. Thanks to Larry Grotz for the almost
complete listing and pictures of Bethlehem, PA bottles in
addition to countless other pictures. Credit to Grant Wardian
for listings and pictures from Northwestern, PA
bottles. Thanks to Jacob Kalb for listings and
pictures of Delaware bottles and Nic Meyer for Bay City and
Saginaw, MI listings and photos. Continued thanks Connor
Rush for listings and photos from Montclair, the Oranges,
and Metro-New York bottles. And I cannot forget all
the listings from member of the New
Jersey Bottle Forum, which have pushed the number of
listed New Jersey bottles to over 2,250
With the permission of Ray Klingensmith, who runs an insulator and bottle auction called
Pole Top Discoveries & Glass Discoveries Collector Services
out of Parkman, OH, photos of
soda, beer and mineral water bottles from his auctions will be
added to individual bottle
listings. Visit Ray's site at www.glassdiscoveries.com.
A BIG Sodas & Beers THANKS to Ray for allowing us to
use his photos on the site!
Added 18 new pontiled bottles. Including two
Saratoga Springs bottles; an early half pint Lynch &
Clarke and a John Clark salt jar. A new blue soda
bottles from Eugene Roussel with soda waters on the reverse
and no glass house marking. Added an green
soda from William Jolley of an unknown city, but
appears to be a New York State bottle. An early green soda
from W. M. Fraser of New York city, NY. From New
Jersey, a Bell & Bennett porter marked Philadelphia
Porte & Ale from New Brunswick, NJ, a green A. A.
Buchanan & Co. soda marked Camden Glass Works also from
New Brunswick, NJ, a L. Craft porter
marked Union Glass Works from Burlington, NJ, a green pony
marked, Craven & Murphy from Newark, NJ, a blue pony
from J. R. Donaldson of Newark, NJ, a blue porter from T.
& R. Morton of Newark, NJ, a blue sided A. L. Rapp &
Co. variant with out the reversed "J" from Newark,
NJ, a green porter from E. I. Stahl & Brother from
Newark, NJ, a green porter marked J.
Hollinshead, Camden, NJ, a fatter green porter from G.
A. Kohl of Lambertville, NJ, a green porter marked J. Hezel,
Trenton, NJ., A green porter marked only J. R. in a plate,
and finally green porter for C. Pfahler from York, PA.
Added 1 new Codd stoppered bottle from J. W.
Sutherland of Hamilton, ON. Added 3 new Gravitating stopper bottles; one from
D. T. Sweeny from Key West, FL, a Cleminshaw & Co.
from Troy, NY, and a R. P. Lewis &
Son from Albany, NY. Added one new Matthews 1872
beer stopper form James Mabbett of Rome, NY. Added 1 new
Thasmo stopper bottle from T. M. Whitford from Orange,
NJ. Added 2 new Floating Ball stopper bottle from
T. J. Murphy from Bordentown, NJ, a second from E. K.
Griffith & Son from Bridgeton, NJ.
Added 4 new
closures one for Wallace Bates (1875) and his cam
closure, one for Frank C. White (1886) and his metal
cap, a second for Martin Landenburger (1901) and his glass
bail stopper, and Louis Strebel's Globe Porcelain bail stopper
corrected the patent info on his later 1903 patent.
These were all for beer bottles. Broke out the
American Screw Stopper as a separate item.
Added 6 new glass manufacturers The Charles Boldt
Glass Company of Muncie, IN, Cincinnati, OH, Bushwick Glass
Works of Brooklyn, NY. The F. E. Reed
Glass Company of Rochester, NY, the Erie
Glass Company of Port Colborne, ON, and unknown firm
of A. C. S. & Co., E. Glass Works, and M. Glass Company.
Added 3 newpotters John Ebey and George Ebey,
these brothers operated in various towns in Southern
Illinois and the Denver Stoneware Company of Denver, CO.
Added a new book link for Key West soda and beer
bottles titled Treasures in the Sun available from
the author Larry Smith, 122 Rosewood Cir, Jupiter, FL 33458
at a price of $25.00 and $3 shipping.
Added 6 new page to support a
geographic search of bottles and firms. This feature
allows you to drill down to the bottles or bottlers in a
Over 22,325 bottles are now listed with the addition of over
325 new bottles. A number of new Montana bottles were
added from the book A Bottle Guide To Montana by Marc
Lutsko. I believe
that Montana is now close to complete. Added a number
of bottles, with pictures, from the Upper Bux-Mont area of
Pennsylvania thanks to David Buck. More bottles
listings and pictures from North-west New Jersey from Aaron
Bechtel. Added over 240 new or improved photos.
I got the new book Bottles In Illinois and synced up
the web site listings that I had with the illustrations in
the book for bottles that were pottery, pontiled or with
unusual closures. You will see the references in the
variant notes with "BII Figure" followed by the
illustration number. The exact additions are listed
later in these notes.
Added 33 new pontiled bottles. Added an aqua
pony from J. Fischer of Belleville, IL, a J. Weisbach pony
from Alton, IL; an aqua A. & F. X. Joerger pony from
Alton, IL; two aqua ponies from Fischer & Ab Egg;
various colored L. A. Egg pony and two different Clark
bottles and a barrel shaped beer bottle from T. Herberer
Bros. all from Belleville, IL; a blue variant of the Hedlund
& Co and a blue Hedlund, both from Chicago, IL.; a new
blue variant of the Hutchinson & Co. soda from Chicago,
IL; an aqua T. Kane porter from Chicago, IL; Three black
glass porters from Taylor & Brother of Chicago, IL;
three black glass porters and a blue pony from J. Evans of Galena,
IL; a black glass porter from Volz & Glueck of Galena,
ILL; two aqua pony bottles from James E. Eaton of
Galena, IL; two Mueller & Beck aqua ponies from
Highland, IL; a light green sided soda from Weber &
Anton from Highland, IL. a S. M. Hickey pony and two R.
Hickey & Co ponies from La Salle, IL; an aqua R. Hickey
pony and a E. J. Humphreys soda from Peoria, IL; a Daniel
Kaiser soda in various colors and Kaiser "quart"
sided soda from Quincy; IL.
Added 3 new Gravitating stopper bottles; one from
William Galterman from Danville, IL; a D. H. Kammann from
Kankakee; IL.; a James J. Allison from Nelson, IL 3 new
Kelley stopper bottle one from F. C.
Lang of Chicago, IL; a second from Wm, Hausburg of Chicago,
IL. and a third from G. Wurster of Chicago, IL. Added 1 New Floating Ball stopper bottle;
from Charles Demont of Sanford, FL. Added 1 new
Christin stopper bottle from J. A. Lomax from Chicago,
Added 1 new design a barrel shape.
Added a new page for Mavericks and search to identify
bottles that are from
firms whose location is not known. Improved
the search results page to now show what the results are for. This required
updating the pages that feed this page. Moved
the 2011 what's new to an archive page and created clean up what's
new for 2012.
Added Milk as a new category for milk bottles
that look like soda or beer bottles. Added a new
rare bottle to the Wheeling Virginia's Collector Shelf and
added 1 new collector's shelf for the earliest pontiled soda
and mineral water bottles.
Updated the counts
for manufactures, closures, lips and shapes. Fixed an
issue in the database extract process that was
preventing Cuban bottles from being loaded.