Mehler Bottling Works, was located at 1218 Parade St., Erie, Pa.
Local pick-up preferred, but will ship at the buyer’s expense.
These bottles have a blob of glass applied as the top. The blob was applied after the bottle was removed from the mold, and then hand tooled to form the top. Most often found on soda and beer bottles some are highly collectable. Their value ranges depending on color, condition and how elaborate the embossing. Blob top BIM bottles date from 1840-1890.