Monthly Archives: January 2015

January Meeting

102_3123Please make 2015 the year that you share your talents to make the OBC bigger and better. Bring in your best acquisition(s) from 2014. Bring in one, two or more items that you just had to have. Items don’t need to be expensive to be treasures. Most everyone made at least one found treasure this last year. Make this the year that you share. No voting, just sharing.


varietyBeginning in the mid 1800’s, poisonous substances came onto the market to control plants and vermin, and as surface cleaners. To prevent mishaps, poison bottles were given distinctive features, which today make them fun to collect. Colors like cobalt blue, inky black, and dark green ensured they were easily recognizable.

Columbus Show Feb 8th

Columbus 2015Dear Ohio Bottle Club Member,
There is still some confusion about the Columbus Bottle Show planned for Sunday, February 8, 2015 at the Doubletree Hotel at I-270 and Route 23 on the north side of Columbus. Flyer

Eyewash Cups

eyecups #2The Ohio Glass Museum in Lancaster, Ohio is now displaying a portion of Lois Ford’s eyecup collection in their current exhibition until March 8th.   Lois, and her husband Doc, were longtime members of the Ohio Bottle Club. 

Dick Watson Passes

DickWatsonHOFLegendary bottle man and Force Majeure passes…. Richard Watson, FOHBC Historian for the past 23 years, is a Federation Life Member and was elected to the FOHBC Hall Of Fame in 1968.

Funeral Information

Glass Works Auction

Logo glassworksThe “Cabin Fever” Potpourri Auction with 661 lots will open tonight. Closing date is January 19th. Online catalog.

Safety Warning

WarningPlease read the article written by Rick Baldwin on the safety concerns when cleaning bottles and collectibles. The Ohio Bottle Club wants everyone to be educated as they clean their discoveries. Rick’s Article.

Happy New Years

fireworksThe Ohio Bottle Club wishes all the bottle collectors a happy and prosperous 2015. Gary Beatty has sent everyone a great New Years card.