Sunday, November 8, 2015

Summer Finds #6 2015

The September bottle club meeting produced a pretty exciting find, a Charles. M. Cole Newport, RI citrate of magnesia style medicine! Since there was only one RI citrate of magnesia known before this one, I think it's fair to say they are an endangered species. Is there a third one out there?


A few months ago I came across an Anthony Bottling Works Anthony, PA soda bottle in an antique shop. Now you might be wondering what a Pennsylvania soda bottle has to do with RI bottles, but truth be told this is a RI error bottle! It looks exactly like the smaller version, and the AS monogram is for Antoni Szymkowicz, the owner of the company. There is an Anthony, PA, but it is little more than a crossroads. Anyway, I finally found a broken example that I am keeping as a placeholder.


Along with the Twin City soda from last post, I acquired a Kerona Beverages Central Falls, RI soda. It is listed in aqua, but not clear. This one has the label to boot!


Also from the bottle club meeting was a J.L. & P. Gannon N. Providence, RI blob. Listed as RI-1024, my other example is 9-1/2”, while this one is 9”. There tends to be a bit of variation in the height of blob sodas, but half an inch is more than enough to consider it an unlisted size.



Fall in Brimfield is a beautiful time to be out picking for antiques. Brimfield proved yet again to be an inexhaustable source of RI bottles. Among them a J. Prior & Co. Inc. Providence, RI blob. Unlike the listed version, this one has “This bottle not to be sold” on the heel. 

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