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(An interesting story of bottle research and connecting it to a glass marking process not invented until the 1930s.  Also there is the bottle's anatomy and the Pabst firm's history.)
(An amber 7-Up bottle and its history.  Interesting when one recalls that 7-Up bottles are almost always ma of green glass.  Amber 7-Up bottles are rare and valuable)  –– this article was written for Soda Pop Dreams, a Canadian magazine.
(A "challange article" about BROMO SELTZER, an antiacid, invented in the 1880s and its history and cobalt blue bottles which are a prime example of beautiful so plentifull that they are not respected as collectibles.  The Emerson Drug Company of Baltimore is a patent medicine manufacturer that is world famous.)
(History of the Maryland Glass Co. of Baltimore and how it was built to produce cobalt blue bottles for Bromo-Seltzer.)  [See also articles #137 & #139,]
(Baltimore's famous Bromo-Seltzer Building lit up at night.  Originallly the building featured a huge Bromo-Seltzer bottle at the top of the building.)  [See also articles #137 and #138.]
(Sylvester Marsh [1803-1884   ] invented "Marsh's Caloric Dried Meal" which anticipated Dr. John Harvey Kellogg's 1894 discovery of flaked cereal. His corwning achievement was the building of the Mount Washington [New Hampshire] Cog Railway to the 6,288-foot summit of the hightest peak in Northeastern United States.  In 1866 he ran his Boston-built locomotive [that resembled a peppersauce bottle] for the first time up the mountain.  "Old Peppersauce" is still on display for tourists.
(Bottle collecting and glass glossary from Munsey book – The Illustrated Guide to COLLECTING BOTTLES – Hawthorn Books, Inc., New York, 1970)
(Charles Dana Gibson [1867-1944], artist and inventor of the famous "Gibson Girls" in 1887, created bottle collecting's oldest and most popular etching – "Cabinet of a Bottle Collector" in 1901.  He was insired by Paul Thumann's painting "Psyche at Nature's Mirror" which became the trademark for White Rock mineral water.  Both are favorite icons of turn-of-the-[19th]-century America and favorites of collectors.
(Original manuscript for "Yes They Can.")
(Summaries of Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors (FOHBC) Hall of Fame recipients from 1981 to 2003 with potographs.  [Cecil Munsey = 1987])
(This is an original manuscript written by Cecil Munsey in 2001.)
(Original manuscript featuring the history of the Frisbie and illustrations.)
 (History of Billy Miner the famous train robber and the patent medicine connection to Carter's Little Liver Pills.)
(Draft – preliminary version of the history of the famous ACL Canada Dry soda water bottle honoring Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson and featuring the seal of his office.)
(Draft – preliminary version of tongue-in-cheek essay on priviy digging in the past and in the future.)
(History of Koca-Nola, one of many successful imitators of Coca-Cola, and its collectibles:  Featuring the rare and very valuable sole surviving Koca-Nola advertising match safe displaying a woman – under an oval of mica – in a green evening gown.)  [Federation Glass Works, Jan. 1992]
(About a 1978 U.S. ban on lead-containing paint and Aplied Color Labeled [ACL] soda pop bottles shipped from Mexico containing sugar-sweetened Coca-Cola, Schweppes, and Pepsi-Cola.)
 (Hutchinson Bottle Collectors Assn., formed Sept.30, 2006.  The announcement details the group's goals and objectives.)
(Forgotten or ignored history rediscovered and presented about bottle collecting in the Canal Zone Isthmus of Panama during he early days of organized bottle collecting – 1968)
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