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LABELING AND EMBOSSING

   While embossing and labeling were a common practice in the rest of the wold for a number of centuries, American bottle manufacturers did not adopt the inscription process until 1869. These inscriptions included information about the contents, manufacturer, distributor, slogans, or other messages advertising the product. Raised lettering on verious bottles was produced with a plate mold, sometimes called a "slug plate", which was fitted inside the casting mold. This plate created a sunken area and has resulted in these bottles being special value to collectors. Irregularities such as a misspelled name add to the value of the bottle, as will any name embossed with hand etching or other method of crude grinding. These bottles are very old, collectible, and valuable.

                                                    

  Inscription and embossing customs came to an end with production of machinemade bottles (1903) and the introduction of paper labels. In 1933, with the repeal of prohibition, the distilling of whiskey, and other spirits was resumed under new strict government regulations. One of the major regulations was that the following statement was required to be embossed on all bottles containing alcohol: FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RE-SALE OF THIS BOTTLE.This regulation was in effect until 1964 and is an excellent method of dating spirits from
1933 to 1964.

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Wonderfull BUNKER HILL LAGER


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PICKAXE BRAND


Took me a little while to find this one
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All three are FREDERICKSBURG beer bottles.


I have 13 different FREDERICKSBURG beer bottles


most are Embossed. Some Very Rare and some you may have not seen.

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GERMAN AMERICAN, LAGER BEER &


BOTTLING CO, PHILADA

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FREDERICKSBURG


This may be the hardest one to find. Small pint size

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BRAUHAUS GARMISCH


W. ROHRL & SOHNE, FLASCHE UNVERKAUFLICH

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FREDERICKSBURG beer bottles


1) ACID ETCHED  FREDERICKSBURG


2) No lable, but is a FREDERICKSBURG top closer shows that.

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ACTIEN BIER-BRAUEREI, ABBM


HANDELS MARKE, MARIENTHAL, HAMBURG

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Yes these are not Embossed, But they do belong

with the


FREDERICKSBURG beer bottles Family..

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THIS BOTTLES ARE ALL FROM THE PROSPECT BREWING CO. I also have a clear one that I will add to the bunch.


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BULLARD & SONS LIMITED
NORWICH

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1)  OLLETEHAS LIVONIA 1896 TARTU

2)  ALECOQ LONDON-TARTU

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1)  BARRETT & CO. LIMd LONDON

2)  GILPIN & CO. 137 PILGRIM STREET NEWCASTLE

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1)  HASLAM & SONS ALFRETON (on the front)
      REDFEARN BROS BOTTLE MAKERS BARNSLEY
     (on the back)

2)   W.T. ROTHWELL HEALTH BREWERY NEWTON
     HEALTH

3)  SLACK & COX LIMITED AU DE SELTZ CO.
     MANCHESTER

4)  HARDYS' CROWN BREWERY LIMITED
     MANCHESTER


5)   T & W.R. DICKINSON OLD BREWERY FORMBY

6)  MILLVILLE BOTTLE 1888 WORKS
     This one I am pretty sure it is a remake.

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1) R.I.B. CO. ROCK ISLAND ILL.

2)  LIVONIA TARTU

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#1 E.J. RICHARDSON HAWLEY PA.

#2 CREEDMOOR BEER 321 RUTLEDCE ST.
BROOKLYN ED.

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1) WILH. BARTELT
BERLIN UNVERK AUFLICH

#2 F.H.L. KIEL
I had a story told to me about this bottle let me now if the

story is wronge.
This bottle could of been a gift for a seaman by the German Navy in the time of 1918. The cross is a "IRON CROSS"
a order for honest soldiers. The letters are the initials of the man. KIEL is a harbor and it was also a war harbor in the first world war.

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#1 BAVARIA BRAUEREI
ALTONA ORIGINAL ABZUG

#2 EMPIRE BOTTLING CO.
47 GREAT JONES ST. N.Y.

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#1 THE BLACK LION BREWERY CO.
ABERDARE.

#2 THE NEW BLACK LION BREWERY CO.
ABERDARE.


#3 THE HAMPTON OLD BREWERY
BRAMPTON.

#4 PRINCE OF WALES HOTEL
SOUTHPORT.

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#1 LMS HOTELS


#2 ST. LOUIS BOTTLEING CO. MC C. & B.
VALLEJO CAL.

#3 HA. BRITT GRAND RAPIDS MICH.

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#1 JUST A BEER BOTTLE

#2 THE FINLAY BREWING CO.TOLEDO, O.

#3 PHILADELPHIA XXX PORTER

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#1 FORTUNE BROS, BREWING CO.
A.G. BURKE ACT. CHICAGO

#2 PROPERTY OF CITY BREWING CO. CHICAGO

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This is just one bottle that I am showing both sides. It is very interesting. One side is in RUSSIAN and the other side is in GERMAN. Story goes, A German Man built a Brewery on Russian Land. So The bottle is in both. Russian and German.
1846


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1)  B.C. B.C. BARRETTS COUNTRY BS Co

2)   JOHN SUMMERS & CO.BREWERS HAIGH

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#1 BOTANIC BEER
30 LOW HILL LIVERPOOL

#2 HALLS LIMITED
WALKDEN

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MORE TO COME

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MORE TO COME

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