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To help properly describe the bottles on this list or for the people who found this page and have some basic questions about antique bottles, I have another web page that is a glossary of some major antique bottle descriptive terms.It is found at the following link - Bottle Description & Condition Glossary.

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This example is listed in the late John Thomas's most recent book (2002) as #142A and is the earliest of this short series of cylinders dating from the late 1870s to early 1880s.Apparently this whiskey was advertised in 1882 as being "" Like many high alcohol products of that era, it was purported to have high medicinal value.This flask does not have the the "X" or cross on the base that the have, but is otherwise almost identical in shape. Details of this flask is that it is almost 7.5" tall, has an applied double ring finish/lip with some dripage, blown in a post-base mold, and lacks air venting markings. A quick check shows an identical one by that name, including the "bumps" at the lower end of the flutes, shown (sans embossing) in that glass company's 1903, 1906, 19 catalogs (I have original examples of all these). Anyway, this example is 11.6" tall, clear or colorless glass (the type that would turn amethyst), has a tooled "brandy" lip or finish, and dates during the range noted above.This flask is essentially mint with a few tiny scuff marks and a very light scratch down one side a few inches..hard to see. (An identical example - maybe even not as nice - was recently sold on e Bay for .) A very nice window bottle! That fits perfectly the history of the company which, according to Thomas, began in 1904 and ran until statewide alcohol Prohibition began in Oregon in 1915. The "We neither rectify nor compound" motto was a reference to some liquor bottlers of the era "rectifying and compounding," i.e., cutting, diluting, blending and otherwise adulterating the product in undesirable ways (maybe "snake heads"? It was probably was actually used for brandy, though without an original label it is impossible to tell.However, this unembossed jewel has a nicer, fatter top and a color that is a beautiful lightish yellow amber with just a touch of eye when sitting next to a "plain" medium amber bottle. - That is all boldly & sharply embossed within a slightly oval to round slug plate (aka "plate mold") on this quart sized cylinder whiskey bottle with straight fluting on the shoulder and lower neck.

The colors in the images are pretty close to what I see in daylight here. According to John Thomas's great book on Oregon liquor bottles this style bottle was called a "Maverick Brandy" which was the name used for this style of liquor bottle by the huge Illinois Glass Company (Alton, IL.) who almost certainly was the producer of this bottle for the Portland company.This website uses cookies as well as similar tools and technologies to understand visitors' experiences.By continuing to use this website, you consent to Columbia University's usage of cookies and similar technologies, in accordance with the Columbia University Website Cookie Notice.I try to be as comprehensive as possible in describing bottle condition but am not perfect (thus the money back guarantee).Many of the "flaws" or condition issues that I point out are often overlooked by others.This flask came from the central Oregon coast so that helps confirm its origin more.