The First A. B. Stewart Bottle, c1879, Bodie, California

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The First A. B. Stewart Bottle, c1879, Bodie, California
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This item SOLD at 2018 Mar 19 @ 12:08UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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A. B. Stewart/ Druggist/ Bodie, Cal // Base: Smooth, and early. Clear, square collar lip, tooled top. 4.75" in size. This is the rarest version of the Stewart bottle, not listed in the book, " Ghost Towns & Medicines" , by Fred N. Holabird . This variant has completely different embossing, no monogram, and a different font. The flat base would indicate this is the oldest variant, and should be circa 1878-9, by comparative anatomy with other drug bottles. The bottle is shown in Chapman, listed as very rare. ( But, this specimen," HAS BEEN REPAIRED". half of the neck was broken off, and replaced. It is such a fine expert job, that the repair can only be seen with a black light. When viewed with the naked eye, it looks like a pencil line, tooling mark, that moves from the shoulder on a 45 degree angle, and under the lip). No other type of damage. Looks like a brand new bottle.... HWAC# 59831