Bottle, Spirits / Decanter, Old Mr. Boston Embossed Glass, 1942, SOLD


Vintage Decanter,  Old Mr Boston with Original Stopper, Embossed




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  • Pattern: Old Mr Boston
  • Vintage: 1942
  • Details:  This is a very nice collectible glass decanter.  This bottle was manufactured for Old Mr. Boston, we believe it was originally sold with their 4 Year Old Whiskey brand inside.  It has a nice striped pattern embossed on all sides except the front and back sides, which are smooth and where the whiskey label would be placed.  The stopper is also striped and retains its original cork. The neck has soft lines leading to the top, it is rectangular in shape.  It’s very hard to read, but there is embossing on one side which reads:  “Federal Law Forbids Sale or Re-Use of This Bottle”.  The bottom is marked as follows:  Old Mr Boston, R174, 12, 42, Pat Applied For, Fine Liquors”.  This would make a lovely vintage addition to your bar.  A great gift for a bottle collector and great decanter or bar decor or bar cart.
  • Material:  Glass
  • Dimensions:  9.5 inches Tall, (without the stopper it is 7.5 inches Tall),  3.5 inches Wide and 3.5 inches Deep.  
  • Condition:  Vintage – Used.  Very Good Condition.  The cork is missing a small piece.  Also, the bottle has some white residue we were not able to get out, only visible when the light hits it just so.  Otherwise, there are no chips, cracks or scratches on this piece except for normal wear.  PLEASE REVIEW ALL PICTURES BEFORE PURCHASING.  Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new.  Every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections.   Refunds will not be given unless there’s gross misrepresentation of condition.
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Old Mr. Boston was a distillery in Boston, Massachusetts.  Started in 1933 by Irwin “Red” Benjamin and Hyman C. Berkowitz, they produced a line of mass-market liquors under the name Old Mr. Boston such as: Rocking Chair Blended Whiskey, Bronze Label Bourbon, Spot Bottle Bourbon Whiskey, they also had a dark rum, some cordials, orange gin, and much more.  However, what they are best known for is “The Old Mr. Boston Official Bartender’s Guide” a must have reference book used by both professionals and home bartenders. First published in 1935, in the early days after the repeal of Prohibition, the guide continues to be the “Cocktail Bible” for cocktail creations.  It originally sold for .50 cents, and featured recipes for 120 “cocktails, fizzes, punches, highballs, toddies, and long drinks”.  New editions were frequently reprinted and revised.  We believe the guides stopped being issued after 2012, however, some are trying to revive the tradition, maybe we’ll see a new edition out again soon.  The distillery closed in 1986.  The old building is owned by the City of Boston, and it’s used for the City Inspection Services, Boston Public Health Commission and the Department of Transitional Assistance.

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Weight2.0 lbs
Dimensions10 × 8 × 5 in


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