Tuesday, May 31, 2011
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Monday, May 23, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
By the time the gold rush slowed to a ramble, the two eldest Langley brothers were ready to move on. Leaving Charles in San Francisco, Alfred and James travelled north with the new wave of gold seekers and wasted no time in opening the first wholesale and retail drugstore in the rapidly growing town of Victoria, British Columbia. Charles remained in San Francisco and was married to Helena who birthed one child, Charles Jr, born in 1857.
Following is what I believe to be the timeline of Charles Langley's doings in the wholesale drug business of San Francsico.
1854-1855: Hogg & Langley
1855-1861: C & AJ Langley
1861-1865: C Langley
1865-1869: Langley Crowell & Co
1869-1879: C Langley & Co
1880-Post 1900: Langley & Michaels
Charles Langley died on July 26, 1875 at the age of 51.
Based on the above timeline and Warren's research, we can safely deduce that the clear "C Langley" variant was blown in 1865 only while the aqua variant was blown after 1869 (but no newer than early 1870s based on emprivical analysis).
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Save The Date
San Diego 2011
Antique Bottle & Collectibles Show & Sale
Saturday June 11, 2011
Al Bahr Shrine Temple
DISPLAYS 5440 Kearny Mesa Rd RAFFLES San Diego, CA 92111
Come For The Day, Spend The Weekend
Dealer Set-up 7:30 AM
“Early Bird” 8:00 AM $10.00
General Admission 9:00AM – 3:00 PM $2.00
Kids under 12 free with adult
Mike Bryant Chairman
INFO: Jim Walker (858) 490-9019
Can anyone explain why clear variants of the same bottle blown around the same time usually have tooled tops while the colored versions are applied ???