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Findlay Bottle Club Newsletter June 2015 


It's almost summer! Time for some fun in the sun. The FinBotClub Newsletter will return in September. Happy Bottle Collecting! --Marianne
There's a new Fruit Jar collector event in June!

Read my post all about it here.
Cambridge City Indiana Fruit Jar Get Together/Show
Saturday, June 13, 2015
~2015 Findlay Bottle Show Info link~

This is a wonderful new location for us, and is a little larger and much nicer than our old location. In past years we have always sold out of dealer tables, and had a waiting list for cancellations.

Note: For our 2014 show we sold more tables than will put us at ''sold out'' in this new 2015 venue.
  • 8' Dealer tables are $35.00 each. Limit 3.
  • This new location will allow us to arrange the show layout as will best accommodate the number of tables needed. 
  • Tables will still be assigned on a first-paid basis.
Dealer contracts are now available.
Call the show chairman to reserve your tables NOW!
Fred Curtis​ (419-424-0486​)
  • Contract can  be viewed here -- it's a pdf -- link.
  • New: You can pay online with Paypal. 
The contract pdf link might not work in all browsers, so please email to receive it as an attachment. 
Don't want to pay with Paypal? You can call Fred to have him snail-mail you a contract, or you can print out the contract and mail it in with a check.
If your contract/payment is received after the tables are sold out, we will contact you. Don't worry, your payment will be cancelled / refunded / returned.
It's best to call Fred to reserve your table(s) before you make a payment.

Paypal button is on our website here, along with all the details, maps, etc.

And I finally added the photos that Joe Coulson and Jim Durr shared with us from our 2014 show:

[Bigger view here.]

Don't It Make Your Ball Jars Blue? or: Just What Made the Famous Ball Blue Glass Color? -- The Hoosier Slide, Indiana

Updated with info from W. Manny Dieckilman, the 97-year-old son of a man who worked the Hoosier slide. 

"Although I hold no memory of my father, who died when I was three in 1921, I am forever conscious of the footprints remaining from his labors in the late 1890's and early 1900's. For twenty-five years, six days a week, he pushed an iron-wheeled wheelbarrow, moving sand from Hoosier Slide onto gondola carts headed for the manufacturing of canning jars.."

W. Manny Dieckilman, the son of a man who worked the Hoosier slide shares this info about the 3 men pictured at lower left of this postcard:

"The 3 men pictured on the train tracks with Hoosier Slide in the background are: left, Dan Hutton, Train Master of the Monon Railroad” center, on tracks is Henry Dieckilman, Foreman (working there for 25 plus years), on right, William Manny, owner of Hoosier Slide."

Read the article here.

We're Happy To Help!

The Findlay Bottle Club does not publish a show calendar. We are happy to help promote any nearby bottle collecting hobby events, club shows, auctions, etc. A complete show calendar is here: FOHBC

Here are a few Bottle Shows nearish to our club:
There's a new Fruit Jar collector event coming up in June!

Read my post all about it here.
Central Indiana Early Summer Fruit Jar Get Together/Show
Saturday, June 13, 2015
9:00am - 3:00pm
Huddleston Farm House Inn Museum
838 National Road
Cambridge City, IN 47327
The Huddleston Farmhouse is located approximately 60 miles east of Indianapolis and 20 miles west of Richmond on U.S. 40. [Google map link.]
​See the official Facebook Event Page with lots of chatter: what jars are coming/ what peeps are coming / food, etc. Everyone's excited.
Call Marty Troxell for details --(765) 478-3800

National Insulator AssociationConvention

July 2-5, 2015

LOCATION: Best Western - Timber Creek Inn & Suites & Convention Center - 3300 Drew Ave. Sandwich, Illinois 60548

Details on website here.

31 July – 02 August 2015 (Saturday & Sunday) Chattanooga, Tennessee -FOHBC 2015 National Antique Bottle Show at the Chattanooga Convention Center, Sunday August 2, with dealer set-up and early buyers on Saturday. The Chattanooga Marriott Downtown will be the host hotel and is connected to the convention center. The banquet/bottle competition, seminars, auction, and membership meetings will be held at the Marriott. Jack Hewitt and John Joiner are serving as show co-chairpersons.Contracts and Information FOHBC National Show

Dr. E.L. Welbourn: A Hustler of Wide Experience ~ Medicine Bottles History Union City Indiana


Dr. E. L. Welbourn: A Hustler of Wide Experience
Joe Clevenger
Read the article here.

2016 Fruit Jar Annual Price Guide Now Available for Jar Collectors

 2016 Fruit Jar Annual by Jerry McCann

Details here.

The King of Pain: W.L. Porter's Pain Cure Story ~ Pain King Antique Medicine Bottles ~ Lima Ohio History

Post updated with more photos and info -- read it here.
PORTERS CURE OF PAIN, an Internal & External REMEDY, Manufactured by G.G. NORRIS, Cleveland, Ohio. 25 CTS
Porters Cure of Pain / W.L. Porter & Co. / Cleveland Ohio


Website Editor & Social Media Mgr.: Marianne Dow


Show Chairman: Fred Curtis /419-424-0486

Findlay Antique Bottle Club
PO Box 1329 
Findlay, OH 45839-1329

Local bottle questions? Call:

Richard Elwood 419-674-6773

Tom Brown 419-422-7388

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