Flat sided miniature whiskey jug advertising Ames Buggy and Automobiles of Kentucky, two tone glaze, with blue stenciled letters on front: "TAKE A SMILE WITH AMES OF OWENSBORO", and en verso: "MFR. of PLEASURE VEHICLES / BRED IN OLD KENTUCKY". 2 7/8" H. Note: Ames was a buggy manufacturer established circa 1898 in Owensboro. From 1910 to 1925 the company manufactured automobiles including a beetle-backed "gentleman's roadster" and a five-passenger tourer, and also produced replacement bodies for the Ford Model T. Green River Whiskey was used to fill these jugs, which were given out for promotional purposes by Ames. CONDITION: Scattered firing flaws to upper body, otherwise overall good condition.
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