A fairly unassuming RI medicine is simply marked Purogen. I mentioned discovering that it was a product of the Wilcox Co. in Wakefield, RI back in Late Summer Finds 2012 (#1). Since then a nice assortment of sizes and minor variations have been found (mostly dug) by local diggers. I noticed this version has the W.T. Co. trademark on the base, and the front embossing is noticeably different.
I have come across yet another (I was tempted to add an “ugh” here) Geo. A. Peckham & Co. Grocers Supplies Providence, RI. This one has all the correct punctuation except there is no apostrophe in Grocers and no comma after Providence. My 13th variation!
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A recent dig at a massive town dump was quite a bust. However, on my way out, I noticed a soda bottle discarded by a previous digger. While badly damaged, I was excited to see it was a brand new deco soda marked Drink Me, United Mineral Water Co. Providence, RI. The United Mineral Water Co. has some machine made crown top sodas, but I never knew they created their own brand!
PS- if it doesn't break when I clean it, I will upload a better picture!
An impromptu river wading session led to the discovery of a fun (though sometimes frustrating) river dump. Among many broken examples, I finally found an intact J.C. Conley & Co. Phenix, RI whiskey. Small town RI whiskeys are pretty tough to find, and this pint size was unlisted.
At the same dump I found a damaged American Bottling Co. Providence, RI handmade crown top soda. These are a dime a dozen, at least the blob tops and machine made crown top examples are. I was surprised to discover this example was unlisted with a crown top!