Thanks to Fred Donley, John Fifer, Louis Fifer, Steve Wherley, Jeff DeLuca, and Alan DeMaison for the February “Anything but Bottles” program. Nice variety of collections. March is another club sharing program where members share their recently acquired treasures. The Ohio Bottle Club Facebook page is now sharing OBC events with the bottle world. Want to share your latest bottle acquisition with the world, send me a picture and a description. Fred Donley started the March “Anything But Bottles” with a very nice selection of early Wooster covers. He had them displayed very nicely. Click on the “Read More” for more pictures.
On January 4, 1812, the Ohio General Assembly organized the present Wayne County, named in honor of Major-General Anthony Wayne. Wooster was made the Seat of Justice in 1811, and incorporated as a town on October 13, 1817. The population in 1820 was 1,935. The covers Fred displayed are the earliest know from Wooster.
Steve Wherley followed with a nice selection of Canal Dover banks. Many appeared to be rare.
John Fifer brought in 2 early slot machines. John is one of the leading restorers of slot machines in the nation. The slot machine to the left gives pretzels as your prize for winning.
Alan DeMaison added the production sheets from the David Meade Distillery (of course from Meadville, PA). Each sheet contained the labels of the bottles filled on that particular day. Alan obtained the sheets along with all the receipts from 1946-47 from a guy researching Dillinger Distillery. All the records give a unique glimpse of a business from almost 60 years ago.
Louis Fifer talked on paperweights from Ravenna. Nice selection of very early paperweights.
Jeff DeLuca showed a great collect of coins, rings, jewelry, and other great finds from his metal detecting. His Confederate belt buckle was very rare. Wonder if he found the last 2 rings I lost.