Bottled in Illinois – New Book

In from Dave Hall:

Information on a new bottle book called Bottled in Illinois, all color photos, 792 pages and only bottles from 1840 to 1880, I bought two copies this evening from Jeff Cress, Edwardsville, Illinois!

Special copies will be available at the Eastside Antique Bottle, Jar & Brewery Colectibles 5th Annual Show & Sale.

Order Book:

Update: Mr. Meyer – We have uploaded the first chapter of our book, “Bottled in Illinois” to my page at It can be downloaded for free at: BOTTLED IN ILLINOIS 1840-1880. Please pass this information on to the FOHBC members – the Chapter is 82 pages and should be of wide interest – I’m pleased to say that the book has sold well – only about 50 copies left – I am constantly amazed at your beautiful photography and your energy – I love your web site – it is a real contribution to the study of historic American bottles – Thank you – John Walthall