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Bottle 425 - Heinsey Family Tree
Date Added: 01 March 2006

This is a very nice and very interesting bottle containing a decorative wooden wall listing the name of members of the Heinsey Family. The wall is made from 7 dark wooden slats laid in a horizontal position and glued to a long vertical slat for a backing. This long slat is further reinforced with a long wooden dowel. The vertical slat and dowel is mounted on a thicker piece of wood glued to the bottom of the bottle. On each of the slats are the names and dates of the members of the family. Starting from the oldest name on the top and going down the wall to the base of the bottle names and dates are glued to the horizontal slats in letters that are possible from alphabet soup noodles. The names and dates are as follows: "George and Eleanora Heinsey May 20 1925 Sept. 6 1926, Glenn L. June 28, 1947, Clyde E. Oct. 14 1949, Carol . E Jan. 12 1952, and Dawn Jan. 10 1956." About half the "N's" are facing the wrong direction and both upper and lower case "E'" are used. In addition to the names and dates on the wall are 7 green leaves with the veins drawn on in black. There are also 4 colorful circles on the leaves and back. In the bottom of the bottle there are 3 large leaves, 2 in orange and one in blue. There is a orange dot in the lower center of the blue leave. On top of the wooden wall are 3 more large green leaves used as a backdrop. In front of the leaves is a large beautiful bird in a natural blond wood. Above the bird is what resembles a dogwood blossom with blue pedestals and a green circle dot in the center. The bottle is sealed with a cork and it is not the original stopper used by Amos Beiler, the maker. The bottle itself is nearly covered in embossed patens on the sides, back and front of the glass except for a large clear "window" in the front of the bottle. The bottle is identified as being 4/5 quart. On the bottom of the bottle is the number "3" and on the next line "D-126" and the line following that "129-57" In the center of the bottom is a circle with a "B" inside and under that are the words "Made in the USA." On the back top of the bottle are the words "Federal Law Forbids Sale or Re-Use of This Bottle." These words appeared on bottles made between 1933 and 1965. This bottle came from Lancaster County, PA, and was made, probably on a commission or as a gift by Amos L. Beiler.
Type: Family Tree in Bottle   Maker's Name: Beiler, Amos
Category: Whimsey   Made Where: Lancaster County, PA
Bottle Size: 9 3/4" x 3 1/4"   Year Made: 1956 - 1965
Bottle Type: Unidentified 4/5 Quart