Monday, September 12, 2011

Downieville Show

My first Downieville experience was great! A beautiful mountain town, great company, some awesome bottles, and a memorable experience. A BIG THANK YOU to the D-Ville crew for putting together a killer BBQ & Show. These are 2 pics I snapped of some nice fifths that showed up at the D-Ville BBQ on Friday evening. Does anyone else have any pictures or want to do a write up on the show?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

"Orange Peel" effect on whiskey bases

The recent post on the possibly pontilled Hassmers and it's appearance made me think of other bottles with the same effect. You can't put photos in responses, so I have to make another post on this thing. This first mold Circle Cutter has the same look, with bumps and sand grain like appearance to the base. I'm certain that this look is only the result of hot glass contacting a only partially heated or "cold" mold. The entire bottle is also wrinkled and hammered to the hilt.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Four Stars

Here is my run of what I believe to be all early versions of the ever popular Star in Shield Cutter.

The first is the earliest "Barrel Top" , and next to it is the "Pointed A" which I believe is the second variant. Third is the "Flat Topped A" and finally the "Curved R" " X Base" type. Sorry for the technical terms...I am not totally up on my Thomas numbers...

Am I missing any in the family tree?

Dale M.