Wednesday, November 22, 2006

"'s a Minnesota Pickle..."

I couldn't help but sing the old Gedney jingle when Ivan pulled this bottle out of the ground a week ago. It was found in Salt Lake in a privy that dates back to around 1890. I really wish it was whole! Anyway, if you click on the image, you can read "M A Gedn (break) Pickling Co Minneapolis & St. Paul". It was found with a few other Minnesota bottles. More than likely the home owners were recently moved from Minnesota. So, yeah, a little piece of home found here in Salt Lake City. I just looked up the Gedney company (click to peek at their site.) Apparently, they started in 1881, so this bottle is pretty close to being one of their original pickle jars! Cwazy!


Paul said...


Did youi contact the pickle company and let them know of your find. It would be interesting to know their response.