These are W. F. WILLIAMS // MACON // MO. mineral water bottles.  The Williams bottles are Macon's oldest embossed glass containers dating to the 1870's maybe earlier.  The bottle on the left, which is about 7 " tall, had a Putnam bottle stopper and was purchased at a St. Louis bottle show. The bottle on the right, which is about 6 " tall, has "MADE BY ALBERTSON'S STOPPER // JOHN MATTHEWS // OCT. 11 // 1864 // NEW YORK", which is embossed on the base.  This is bottle style is commonly called a gravitating stopper.  It was found in Kansas by my friend Boone Jeffers who brought it to me at a St. Louis bottle show.


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