Bigelow & Co Ginger Beer

Bigelow & Co. Ltd.

Halifax NS

Circa 1890

 

Ginger beer originated in England in the 1700's and was a fermented alcoholic beverage - a far cry from today's sodas which form the base of many Dark & Stormy's in these parts.

Numerous bottlers of ginger beer existed in Nova Scotia in the late 1800's - early 1900's.  This particular design was from a bottle circa 1890.  Today a fantastic collection of Ginger Beer earthenware bottles can be found at the Museum of Industry in Stellarton, NS.

The bottles remain highly collectible items - the shirt is a little easier to come by.

 

 

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