Early in October an ebay seller from RI contacted me saying he had hundreds of dug bottles in his basement. Needless to say, that got me excited! He did indeed have hundreds of bottles, but many were from Massachusetts. There were however a decent number of RI bottles. A McKenna & Conaty Providence, RI etched wine bottle joined the unlisted the club!
The only other unlisted bottle from the dug bottle group was an A. Hasselbaum Co. Prov. RI crown top. Like the McKenna & Conaty from my last post, this bottle is only listed as a blob top, and this is the second unlisted crown top version I have found!
I discovered a local antique shop had acquired some of the Greer collection bottles. Among many Conaty bottles I found a Sullivan Bros. Providence, RI aqua crown top. This is the only aqua crown top I have seen from this company, and the body is narrower than most examples.
And yes, I did find a McKenna & Conaty Providence, RI blob! This example had “this bottle not to be sold” on the rear heel, which made it unlisted.
On my last visit to the big town dump, I made an amusingly coincidental find. A John Metzger Providence, RI medicine, in the exact style of the one I got 7 posts back! This one was bigger and beat up, but still a pleasant surprise!