I must admit all of you must be real troopers as I trudge through minor variants of soda bottles. Fortunately for you I have the luxury of mixing things up for you this week.
I was happy to obtain a nice aqua blob Eagle Bottling Co. Providence, RI. While it sounds a lot like RI-960, the monogram is clearly DC, not EBC. There is a chance this was an error however.
There are an impressive number of amber variants of McManus & Meade Bottlers Nasonville, RI. I was almost certain this one was listed, but RI-1273 lists Registered on the shoulder, while this bottle has it embossed directly above the slugplate.
While not rare, I had an arduous time acquiring a handmade Otis Clapp & Sons Malt & Cod Liver Oil Compund. Upon acquiring two examples, I was again surprised to see that one had a slugplate and the other did not. It was hard to decided which example should be the listed one, but the online picture showed an example with a slugplate, so the slug-less one was the winner.
My latest trip to the RI Antiques Mall produced a handful of bottles, but one stuck out like a sore thumb. A large medicine embossed Clark Stanley’s Herbaline rang a bell. First off, Clark Stanley was the same Stanley of Snake Oil fame, a very popular RI quack medicine bottle. I had also seen a Clark Stanley’s Herbaline Catarrh Cure on ebay a while back. There was no doubt of its provenance, and I was delighted to make it my newest addition.