BRISTOL,TENN-VA COLLECTIBLE BOTTLES & HISTORY

BLOUNTVILLE, TENN.

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BRISTOL - Whiskey Dealers (pre 1916)
E.GOUGE - DISTILLER (3pgs)
Can A E.Gouge Bottle Talk?
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BRISTOL - Whiskey Bottles (5pgs)
BRISTOL - Whiskey Jugs
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*BRISTOL - Whiskey "Go-Withs"
BRISTOL - Shotglasses- VanBrocklin Collection
BRISTOL WINE & LIQUOR CO.
SOUTHERN WINE & LIQUOR CO
Cobalt KING'S LIQUOR: Fact or Fancy??
BRISTOL - Drug & Patent Medicine Cos. (to 1923) (2pgs)
APPLE BRANDY BITTERS - GOODSON,VA.
DR. JAMES A. DICKEY & CAM ANDERSON - BRISTOL Druggists
J.L.WOOD DRUG CO. of BRISTOL
C.F.HAGAN & the CIN-CO-LERY CO
JOHN R. DICKEY - BRISTOL Druggist (2pgs)
ANDREWS M'F'G CO. of BRISTOL (2pgs)
MYSTIC WINE OF LIFE CO. of BRISTOL
BRISTOL - Drug Store & Medicines (3pgs)
BRISTOL - Bottling Companies
*BRISTOL - Dixie Bottling Works
pre-1915 BRISTOL COCA-COLAS
BRISTOL - Soda Bottles
BRISTOL - Dairies
*BRISTOL - Milk Bottles (2pgs)
*Misc. Bottles &"Go-Withs"(2pgs)
WHO was WHO in Early Bristol? (2pgs)
Do Intact Examples Exist??
** NEW "FINDS"
Early Pictures Around Bristol
L. GERSTLE / BLUFF CITY,TENN.
BLOUNTVILLE, TENN.
*JOHNSON CITY,TENN.
* List of Known Johnson City Bottles
GREENEVILLE, TENN.
E.TN Saloon Owners
Other E.TN Bottles (2pgs).
SWVA Whiskey Distillers (2pgs)
SWVA Hutchinsons
ABINGDON, VA. - Bits'n'Pieces
DAMASCUS VA. BOTTLING WORKS
** SW VA. Bottles (2pgs)
Local POTTERY
WASHINGTON COUNTY,VA. POTTERY
Where Are Old Bottles ?
Digging
The ROBERT PRESTON House Dig
Recent Bristol Events
BRISTOL - Bottle & Jug Display
About Me
* Winds of Change
*In Search of COL. JAMES KING'S IRON WORKS
Products of Local IRON WORKS
The CHIMNEY
Clifton Heights & The Chimney
The CISTERN & The IRON DOORS
The QUARRY CAVE, STONE "SHED" - 2nd IRON DOOR
Hunting OLD MILLS
*WHITE'S MILL
The Star House & Mill
Graham-Mock Mill
DeBusk-Ebbing Spring Roller Mill
DeBusk - Widener's Mill
Holston - Gobble - Lilly Mill
Love's - Wilkinson Mill
Vails Mill
More Mills
MILLSTONES
Bristol,Tenn-Va Bottle Club

       Blountville, Tennessee is a small older historic community about 8 miles west of Bristol...est. about 1792.
 

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DEERY INN @ 1940s

   The Deery Inn, pictured above, has been a mainstay of the Blountville environs for over 200 years. The earliest portion was constructed in the late 1780s for use as a storehouse by Walter James, a merchant.  James sold the structure to William Deery  (1768-1845), and it remained in the Deery family until 1877.Since it's meager beginning,  it has been added onto and expanded to its present size of 18 rooms, 2 attics, 3 cellars ,and  10 outbuildings. It consists of three sections: a two story hewn log house, a two story frame building, and in the rear,  a three story stone house.

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        Not many bottles exist from Blountville,  most being label only BIM generic druggists bottles or the  more "modern" ACL labeled bottles.
       The Founder of Bristol - Jos.R.Anderson - came from Blountville as did many of Bristol's early merchants. Ernest Long had a drug store in Blountville and later was to partner with Joseph Jones in the purchase of the Bunting's Drug Store of Bristol.
1883...Dr. Massengill & Brown/ Druggists
1885...W.A. Parrot's Drug Store

Longs Drug Store Blountville Tenn 2 ACL examples
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Long Bros label only BIM example in center.

Long Bros. Bloundville (sic) Tenn.
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Parson's Drug Store Blouintville, Tenn. ACL
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     In the year 2000, the owners of the Deery Inn sold the contents of the Inn at several weekend "tag" sales. Shortly afterward, the Sullivan County Historic Association purchased the Inn and its grounds. Complete restoration was begun almost immediately after. The 3 items pictured below were purchased by me at the "tag" sale. I additionally purchased several Bristol whiskey bottles and,  assorted other items.

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@1880s German made demijohn

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Wicker-wrapped amber glass carboy

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Wicker-wrapped olive green glass carboy

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** Items pictured in the left column  are from the collection of Rob Kesner of Blountville. Thanks, Rob.

 
 
Sources - Bibliography
 
i)      Library of King College, Bristol,Tenn. - Newspaper Microfilms
ii)     Bristol,TN-VA Public Library - Newspaper Microfilms &  City Directories
iii)     1904 Bristol Herald  Industrial Supplement 
iv)     Bristol-Goodson Industry & Resources in 1885  -W.F.Henry/Reporter
v)      Witness To An Epoch   - Chas.J. Harkrader
vi)     Double Destiny   - Robert Loving
vii)    Historic Sites of Sullivan County  - Muriel Spoden
viii)   Bristol Tennessee-Virginia : A History   - V.N. "Bud" Phillips
ix)     Spirits & Medicinal Bottles of Bristol, Tenn.-Va.   - Charlie Barnette 
x)       The Passing Years   - Bristol Historical Association
xi)      City of Bristol @ 1915
xii)     A Pictorial History -  Bristol Historical Association
xiii)    Whiskey, An American Pictorial History  - Oscar Getz
xiv)    Prohibition, 13 Years That Changed America - Edward Behr
xv)     The Shadow Of The Bottle -  Review & Herald Publishing Co.
xvi)    Historic Sullivan - Oliver Taylor
xvii)   One Year At A Time - Bristol - 1907 - Lonnie & Kim Blevins
xviii)   Honoring Our Heritage: Faces & Places From The Past -
                       Lonnie & Kim Blevins and Roy & Carolyn Williams
xvix)   Between the States: Bristol Tennessee - Virginia During the Civil War  - V.N. "Bud" Phillips
xx)      Pioneers in Paradise - Bristol, Tenn-Va.  - V.N. "Bud" Phillips
xxi)     A Good Place to Live - Bristol, Tenn-Va. - V.N. "Bud" Phillips
 
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