Bottle Collecting In the News - Grab Bag Edition

The INBox is filling up again, so here are some bottles-in-the-news tidbits:
Congrats to Joe Terry!
Tiffin, Ohio - Book About TIFFIN BREWERIES - Local author Joseph Terry book signing 1-3 p.m. Saturday March 12, 2011 at Paper and Ink, 98 S. Washington St., Tiffin.
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[His] book ... covers Tiffin's two major breweries, Hubach's and the Tiffin Brewing Co. Another section has information about the bottling works started by Adam Wagner in the 1870s and later passed on to his sons. They operated it under the name Wagner Brothers. That business eventually was converted to bottle Cola Cola. The distillery Terry describes was located on Riverside Drive in a building still standing.
"I cannot say what my first beer or soda bottle was, but the one I remember the best was an amber quart Tiffin Brewing Co. that I found near the original brewery building along the Sandusky near the viaduct. It was right after spring flooding, and only a small portion was exposed. I worked at its removal for 15 minutes, due to roots that had entwined it,"
Author to sign book on bottles - Advertiser-Tribune.com  Tiffin, Ohio - The Adv
On the Radio -- Click on #2 to hear Joe Terry's interview about his TIFFIN BREWERIES bookhttp://radio.securenetsystems.net/radio_player_large.cfm?stationCallSign=WTSC-OD
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Ferdinand Meyer V reports that he attended the
"Baltimore Antique Historical Bottle and Glass Show this past weekend. All the big guns in from Denver, Oregon, California and Nevada met with East Coast crowd. Lots of killer glass changed hands."
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"... county contractors ... replace an ancient, crumbling storm drain that runs underneath Crittenden Street towards the Northwest Branch of the Anacostia River... the backhoes and bulldozers, on site since mid-December, have unearthed a surprise: hundreds of antique bottles. ... the cavernous hole ... mound of mud next to it studded with bottles..."
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Articles by Helen and George McKearin:

Historical Flasks, American Primitive Portraits in Glass
This article describes American flasks depicting war heroes and presidents, noting the importance of each image. It originally appeared in the October 1942 issue of American Collector magazine, a publication which ran from 1933-1948 and served antique collectors and dealers.
Click to read in full: Historical Flasks, American Primitive Portraits in Glass by Helen McKearin
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Just because -- here's a  ‎1933 poster for French L'IDEALE fruit jars.
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Rare Flasks from Early Glass Houses in Pittsburgh and Monongahela Districts

This article focuses on skilled glassblowers who created flasks in small and local glass houses in the Mid-West in the 1800s and discusses some of the rarest and most desirable flasks at the time of publishing. It originally appeared in the October 1937  issue of American Collector magazine, a publication which ran from 1933-1948 and served antique collectors and dealers.

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