Sheboygan Mineral Water Black Glass sided
Look at that, isn't it pretty? Roger Peters calls it extremely rare and very dark black amber. Standing a whopping nine and a half inches tall this is one of the all time giants for Wisconsin bottle collectors. According to Peters The Sheboygan Mineral Water Company was in business from 1881 to 1918. I have it from a reliable source that there is an advertisement from the company dated 1876... This one most certainly dates to the early 1880's at the latest! It's a bottle fit for the hundredth anniversary of the greatest country in the history of the world. Sheboygan Times September 2nd 1876 - Six Hogsheads of quart Mineral Water bottles, manufactured at Pittsburg expressly for Messrs. Bertschy & Thayer were received at their packing house Thursday. These contained 96 dozen, and were the advance portion of the original order that will make about nineteen more similar packages, or 400 dozen. The bottles are made of thick, strong glass, eight-sided, with the name of the water and the firm blown in the respective sides, perfectly opaque to prevent the deteriorating influence of light on the medicinal properties of the water, and are altogether a tasteful, convenient and effective receptacle for packing, transporting and preserving the water in its best condition. They are shipped to order packed in saw dust, or in boxes with separate compartments of one or more dozens each. Fifteen of these boxes were shipped to Chicago, St. Louis and other points yesterday.