• Sodas/Beers
Lot 298

WASHINGTON, DC SQUAT SODA / BEER BOTTLE

Estimate: $100 - $200
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Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$200 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

WASHINGTON, DC SQUAT SODA / BEER BOTTLE, aquamarine, embossed "R. A. SHINN / GEORGETOWN / D.C." at front and "A. B. C. Co / NEW HAVEN CT / PAT JAN 5TH 1864" on reverse, applied unusually short round blob mouth, smooth base. Circa 1865. 6 1/2" H.
Catalogue Note: Thanks to research by Tod von Mechow (of sodasandbeers.com), we know that this unusual soda bottle utilized a seldom-seen experimental closure style, known as the ABC Closure, which was patented in Connecticut in 1864 and never saw much success.

Condition

Very good condition overall, glass excellent with some routine scuffing and wear/scratching, but with excessive sickness/mineral stain.

Collection of the late Al and Billy Steidel, Alexandria, VA.