I cover these particular bottles in more depth on my Historic Glass Bottle Identification & Information Website at this page: here is the brief write-up on the company that I have on the linked page: This is a grouping is of three different colors of the Harrison's Columbian Ink - a fairly popular ink during the mid-19th century given the number examples that are seen today.

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The bubble is not open at all inside or outside but has that small hairline which is visible (just above the arrow) in the close-up image at this link: close-up of the shoulder, neck and finish. Applied double ring finish or lip, "open" pontil scarred base (this having the "double" blowpipe pontil scar that is seen on these bottles at times; click here to view base), a beautiful bright & rich medium golden amber, and dating from the 1850s.

An overall excellent example that is as made from the factory but priced considering the small "issue." Bininger Barrel Bourbon - It has been awhile since I've had a Bininger barrel to offer but here is one now - the "small" size (8") of the Bininger barrels. These also come with smooth non-pontiled bases which must date around the Civil War as these bottles were produced for some time given their relative abundance.

The offered example is a nice blue aqua in color, has a crudely rolled lip or finish, a blowpipe type pontil scar to the domed base, and dates from the 1840 to 1860 era.

The bottle is near mint with no chips, cracks or staining (may have been professionally cleaned?

Bottle acquired for and pictured on the Historic Bottle Website. The "Old Doctor" bottles were used by the same-named poseur and competitor of the more common Dr. This bottle is a beautiful medium clear green or blue green depending on ones eye; the images show the color well.

It is 9.5" tall, has a crudely applied "oil" finish or lip, a distinctly iron pontiled base (click on the image to see a larger version), and dates from the 1850s most likely.

This example is the "comparatively scarce" GI-32 mold which Mc Kearin & Wilson note as "Eastern, probably New England" though they also noted in the text that it was likely from Keene.

Since both Keene and Coventry made very similar flasks in very similar colors, it is about certain that one of the two made this flask.

are not particularly rare but are a big hit with collectors.