Old Beer Bottle Find

Schwarzenbach Bottle

The neat thing about digging around in this old farm is that you never know what you will find. Case in point, here is one such find with some local history about Potter County, Pennsylvania. We found a clear embossed bottle from Schwarzenbach Brewing Company, Galeton, PA from the early 1900’s.

Schwarzenbach Brewery

According to local historians, Joseph Schwarzenbach, came to the United States from Bavaria, Germany, in 1853 and in 1857 settled at Germania, Pa., where he established the brewing business that became the Schwarzenbach Brewing Company. The Schwarzenbach Brewing Company moved from Germania to Galeton in 1902 to be near the railroad.

Close-up of Embossing

Many Tiny Bubbles

Here is a close-up view of the embossing on the front of the bottle:

“Schwarzenbach”

“BREWING CO.”

“GALETON, PA”

Also, look close at the below picture and notice small bubbles in glass that are air pockets that became trapped during the glass manufacturing process. According to experts, bubbles are rare in glass produced after 1920, so the presence of these bubbles help to date the bottle.

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2 Responses to Old Beer Bottle Find

  1. Sharon says:

    What a great find!

  2. jerry w. says:

    I found one just like this one while walking in the woods in the west pike area 9/9/2013

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