Pittsburgh 2015

DSCF2117The sold out Pittsburgh Bottle Show and Sale was once again a nice show with an excellent assortment of bottles and tabletop antiques. The hospitality on Saturday night for the dealers and workers was great with an Italian sausage/macaroni pasta and shrimp cocktail highlighting a great variety of offerings. After a hearty meal, I always save enough room for a piece of banana cream pie. Set up was early on Sunday and there were plenty of bottles for the every collector. The display this year was awe inspiring Pittsburgh stoneware. Click on the “Read More” to see the pictures.

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National Bottle Museum

NBM3 Rick and Berny Baldwin recently shared their visit to the National Bottle Museum. The National Bottle Museum is located in Ballston Spa, NY, which is a short drive from Albany and situated in Saratoga County’s historic mineral water springs domain that flourished in the 1800’s.  Exhibits at the museum focus on the museum’s mission of preserving the history of hand-made bottle-making in the United States.  In addition to interpretive exhibits, which frequently change in theme and content, the museum houses a large collection of vintage bottles for the public to view and enjoy.  An extensive library is also available for reference and research.  Click on the “Read More” for more information and pictures.

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President’s message for November

Roger Benton MyersThis Months meeting will feature stoneware as the program. Bring your best stoneware piece(s) and story to share. Refreshments will be cookies. The Mansfield contracts are now available. If you are planning to stay that Friday night, get your room early. Bring an item for the silent auction. All proceeds will go to Haven of Rest for their annual Thanksgiving meal for the poor. Officers will be nominated. All are welcome at the Eagles in Wadsworth. See you this Thursday.

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Carl Abell passes

photo_CarlIt is with great regret that we must report the passing of Carl Abell. Carl was a long time Ohio Bottle Club member. Carl’s family had operated the Elm Farm Dairy Plant in Medina from 1934 to 1979. He later establish an ice cream shop with a museum at the Elm Farm. Read all about the dairy and museum. Also read more about Carl and his distinguished life story. The Ohio Bottle Club has lost a friend.

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