Minnesota (Austin Fjerestad - 2012)
Minn. Soda Water Works: The Blob Top, Gravitators, Hutchinson and Hand Finished Crowns of Minnesota, Including Stoneware Spring Jugs, and Advertising, 1850-1920 by Austin Fjerestad
Cover of Special First Edition currently available at additional cost
Sample page showing bottle illustrations
Sample page showing town information, bottler history, and bottle illustrations
Sample page showing colored soda bottles
- 307 pages
- 8.5" x 11" format
- Velobind soft cover
- Profusely illustrated with photographs, advertisements, and line drawings
- Extensive historical and biographical material about hundreds of Minnesota towns, soda bottlers and their bottles
- Bottle rarity listings
- Explanations and illustrations of soda bottle closure styles
- Organized into sections detailing Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth, and the smaller towns from Ada to Zumbrota
- Feature articles on: Collecting ABM sodas; Future of Collecting; Fakes and Reproductions; Top Five Ways to Find Bottles; Digging for Bottles; and more!
- Extensive list of sources, bibliography, index
- "Special First Edition" includes information about and illustrations of Minnesota stoneware bottles
Special First Edition = $56.00 postage paid. Only three copies remain as of 02-09-13, so order quickly if you desire a First Edition!
Second Edition = $46.50 postage paid.
International inquiries are welcomed, however not all countries are shippable due to customs rules.
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