Presence of the original closure greatly enhances the beauty/value of the older blob top beer and soda bottles. There were an amazing number and variety of closures invented during the 1870-1900 time period as local bottlers tried to come up with unique and economical means of sealing their product bottles.
The info below was provided courtesy of David Graci, Email: Stonebotle@aol.com, who scanned some pictures from his personal book of research on closures. David is always looking for photos/sketches/info about closures he has not documented yet. Who knows, maybe he'll come out with a book on the subject?
|John Allender closure on a BIGELOW & CO bottle.|
|George D. Corey closure on LOWELL BOTTLE STOPPER bottle.|
|Edwin Lloyd closure on CHARLES JOLY bottle.|
|John Matthews gravitating stopper for Albert Albertson on R.P. LEWIS & CO bottle.|
|Augustus E. Rich closure on DOWS JAMAICA GINGER ALE bottle.|
|F. Sehlich closure on PHILIP ZAUN bottle.|
|H. Susemihl closure on G.S SMITH / TOWANDA bottle.|
|Frederick B. Thatcher closure on plain bottle.|
|J.B. Trimble closure on CHAS. F. YOUNG bottle.|
|James T. Walker closure on G.W. & C.R. MILLER bottle.|
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