Before you read the embossing on this bottle, take in the shape, the style and the feel of it. It says 1870s soda bottle all over it! It's not, though. It is an early beer bottle (from the precursor to Pabst - the Best Company). This was one of Steve's early finds when we began diving. Because he gave it away, it hasn't been posted until I found an old paper picture of it and took a digital shot of that. Now it's in the blob beer gallery.
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That's almost exactly what Wayne Kroll told Steve when he saw it. I think the quote was something like "as good as it gets . . ." It's a toughie for sure. Stamm and Meyer must have ordered that from a glassblower that thought it was for bottling mineral waters.
If I remember right it is a DSGCo. bottle, (DeSteiger Glass Co. LaSalle Ills. 1870's) Same as my best Binzel! Long neck, great font to the lettering and applied crude blob. What is so cool is that first it is aqua, and second it is a mineral water shape. I'd love to find that one!