Lowell Antique Bottle Show – “Cream Rises to the Top”

Lowell Historical Society President Cliff Hoyt reminds us  in an article in today’s Lowell Sun of the upcoming bottle show sponsored by the Merrimack Valley Antique Bottle Club. As Cliff notes – “The Merrimack Valley Antique Bottle Club didn’t have to look far to come up with a theme for this year’s show later this month. Members decided to keep it local.”

One of the most popular types of bottles collected is the milk bottle. Perhaps it is the nostalgia for days gone by when milk was delivered to nearly every home in those ubiquitous glass bottles. There were many local dairies – each with its own bottle, style, name and logo. Can you hear the clanging of the bottles? Remember your own milkman? Our milk was delivered by the Heidenrich brothers – Carl and Frank –  who had a dairy farm in Tewksbury.

The focus of the Antique Bottle Club show on Sunday September 26 from 9am to 2pm at the Lowell Elks Club is the collection of  Lowell Historical Society member Tom Paskiewicz. Tom has been collecting since the late 1970s  – he started with a Moxie bottle. He soon found he needed to specialize his collection and looked to Lowell and Billerica bottles. An interesting subset in his collection is the “pyro” style of milk bottle which will be on display Sunday.

Check out the Merrimack Valley Antique Bottle Show article with Cliff’s knowledgeable comments on bottle collecting and then check out the show at the Lowell Elks. You can even buy a  bottle and start your own collection.

Read the Lowell Sun article here: http://www.lowellsun.com/lifestyles/ci_16071052#ixzz0zVAu3wlg

Also check out the Lowell Historical Society web site here: http://ecommunity.uml.edu/lhs/index.html

3 Responses to Lowell Antique Bottle Show – “Cream Rises to the Top”

  1. Gary Francis says:

    I dug up some interesting bottles a few years ago while having some work done on my property. One was a dark brown Caldwells Rum glass bottle – a little larger than a quart. Another was a “Lo-Fi” soda bottle. I remember drinking LoFi Orange as a kid in the 50’s but can’t find any mention of it on the net. Does anyone remember Lo-Fi? I have a feeling it was distributed by the local Coca-Cola bottler in Lowell, but my salesman there has never heard of it.

  2. TIMOTHY B. says:

    YES THERE WAS A LO-FI SODA put out by the coca-cola bottler in lowell ,mass. the only reason i know about it is that i bought a 10 oz bottle on e-bay .