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