Featuring Findlay ~ Vintage Findlay Ohio Bottles and Advertising Items / for October 2013


Featuring Findlay ~ Vintage Findlay Ohio Bottles and Advertising Items ~ a monthly round up of interesting items from Findlay's past. 

Here's the latest round up of vintage Findlay Ohio items recently seen at bottle shows, on ebay, or that readers have shared. Send us your photos w/a description, and we'll post your goodies, too.


Rob Tong shared this photo on facebook - click to enlarge - he writes:
"Love this picture of downtown Findlay during the gas boom days in the 1880's. It's hard to imagine the natural gas lamps buring day & night all along Main St. It must have been very beautiful in the evening. If you look at the building in this view showing the Leon's sign. Even today the same ornate structure still remains on the top."


Antique Findlay Oh Ohio High School Creamer Souvenir China
The bottom says Made in Germany for Beesch & Nyhan Findlay Ohio. 4 1/4" high. Chip on back side lip. Sold on ebay for $21.89 - here.

1932 MONARCH HYDRATED LIME LION COLOR GRAPHIC LETTERHEAD FINDLAY OHIO 
Listed on ebay / no sale / here.
Still in business today -- http://www.natlime.com/About.aspx


BOCK KRANTZ BREWING OLD DUTCH BEER LABEL FINDLAY OHIO
Listed on ebay here.


1978 Findlay College Oilers HBCC Champs button -- They were undefeated at 10-0 that year. listed on ebay / no sale / here.


Turpo Vaporizer - Glessner Company, Findlay
Listed on ebay / no sale / here.


RED OLD DUTCH ONE QUART BEER LABEL
Listed on ebay / no sale / here.


1910s Krantz Old Dutch Beer Toledo Ohio Findlay Ohio Key Bottle Opener

Listed on ebay / no sale / here.
From the helpful ebay seller (here's his website: http://www.just-for-openers.org/) --

  • 1910s key shaped bottle opener with gas key advertising "KEY TO KRANTZ OLD DUTCH BEER TOLEDO, O. FINDLAY, O.". (Both Sides Shown). JFO Style B-21-268. 3" Long. Very Good Condition. From the collection of a long time JFO Member (Verne Vollrath)
  • Many older bottle openers have a small square hole called a "Prest-O-Lite Key". It was used to turn the valve on automobile gas headlights from about 1910 through the early 1930's before electric headlights were widely used.
MARATHON LINCO OHIO OIL CO. FINDLAY, OHIO / MICHIGAN MAP, 1930
On ebay / Sold for $12.29 / here.
Marathon has been in Findlay since 1905 - history here.


ROLLER SKATING LABEL FINDLAY OHIO ELEPHANT GREEN MILL RINK
Ebay / no sale / here.

Once upon a time, but no more (torn down in February 1978), in Findlay's famous Riverside Park, the Green Mill Gardens was a popular hangout. Built during the war years it provided roller skating and dance concerts. 




[Note: As far as any featured eBay items are concerned, neither myself nor the club are recommending the item, the venue or the seller. These are simply for show-and-tell. Enjoy!]

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