If you would like to add to the site message me: firstname.lastname@example.org or on facebook Fred DeCarlo. I am always looking to discover new Utica bottles and will help to identify any local bottle. I also collect and document Utica, NY bottles from 1920 and earlier.
If you are interested in antique bottles please join the Mohawk Valley Antique Bottle Club. Meetings are held at 7 PM on the second Monday of every month. All meetings, except those for May, June, and October, are held at the New York Mills Community Center, Main & Church Street, NY Mills.
Also help preserve and learn about our local history by becoming a member of the Oneida County History Center.
Website Updates :
12/18/21 I have had a tough time updating the website. I went and try to create a database driven site which worked great for a short period of time but ultimately had to revert to a static page. My website skills are not what they once were. I will be adding to the site slowly so please continue to keep in touch.
09/01/20 During a recent dig we uncovered 2 very rare bottles that are attributed to Utica, NY. Daniel Batchelors Tricogene and a large sized Ponds Extract open pontil. Both of the bottles are extremely rare and a wonderful addition to the Utica collection!
02/06/20 Recently I have found an R. Edwards stoneware beer bottle dating from the 1850s. Robert Edward brewed beer in Utica possibly on Lansing St (1853) then relocating to 39 Genesee St as listed in the 1858 directory. Robert Edwards brewery was most noted for being an agent for Dr. Cronks celebrated sarsaparilla. This discovery is extremely exciting as I had not seen a bottle from his brewery before.
01/05/20Huck’s Family Bitters ad circa 1883. Has anyone ever known of a bottle from this business? I would guess it was a paper label only and none exist to date but we would sure love to see one.
11/17/19 Had to revert back to this old site design because of problems I could not resolve with the new website. I will be adding photos back to this slowly.
3/07/19 Added 9 bottles to the site. The following bottles added to the bottlers page: Edward Martin, Edward Martin & Sons, (2) V. Marrone, Oneida Bottling, W I Martin, W I Martin 130 Genesee St and a Gus Curry Aqua. Also added a different variant of the West End Brewing bottles under breweries.
2/26/19 An article on William Blaikie, a well known druggist in the 2nd half of the 1800s and early 1900s, has been added under the Info page thanks to the Oneida County History Center.
2/25/19 Added 17 photos to the site which were sent in from visitors. Bottlers page added John Masons bottles, A.L. Edic bottles including a very interesting Teepee bottle pictured below. A Hastings extract circa 1850’s with label, a Ponds Extract under medicines and some John Coyne flasks in liquors.