Just down the road from me I met a “passive bottle collector” who was selling off his collection. By passive I mean he essentially collected bottles, and put them straight into boxes as they were, dug and dirty! One that apparently was not dug was a beautiful Bridge Club Beverages Providence seltzer bottle. There are at least three variants of the Bridge Club seltzers, and only one is listed.
My third version of the mysterious Nutro Registered soda was a quart size. I was able to do a little more digging on the company, an unfortunately discovered that this was a Boston, Mass. based company. They did have a location in Providence, however. A labeled example would be needed to make the final call.
Better picture to come!
An 8oz. Berry Spring Mineral Water Co. Pawtucket, RI made for an unexpected surprise. While it turned out to be listed (RI-756), the example I had previously believed to be RI-756 was indeed an unlisted variant with no slugplate.
The first nearly intact example of an exceedingly rare RI soda finally came to light recently. An Angelo DiFiore Pontiac St Natick, RI (presumably a blob) soda was a fine upgrade of my previous shard.
I recently bought a large collection of dug bottles, which was composed mostly of junk bottles. One of the few keepers was a W.J. Burton & Co. Providence, RI medicine. The 4-1/8” size was unlisted.