Another posting in the series of vintage glass water bottles. We have just purchased from the USA a further glass water bottle – further information on the Great Bear Water Bottles can be found on our main blog.
The detail we could find on Great Bear is surprisingly limited though. The Great Bear Spring Company manufactures and markets bottled spring water. The company was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut. Great Bear Spring Company operates as a subsidiary of Nestlé Waters North America Inc.
The company takes its name from a Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem about the father of Hiawatha who, desperate for water, found a spring and named it Mishemokwa, which means great bear.
If any other customers have more glass (19 litre / five gallon) water bottles please email us on contact(@)thewaterdeliverycompany.com.
15th January 2012
We have been sent in some more photos of an original great bear water bottle in it’s original wooden crate by Brendan Fisher from the USA. Of note is the high quality of the crate and also the fact that it has been adapted by someone who has covered it in pieces of paper to create an artisitic effect.
22nd February 2012
yet more – please keep them coming. We have been sent in some more photos of three original great bear water bottle in it’s original wooden crate by another person from the USA. Of note is the high quality of the crate and also that one of the bottles has made in Italy on the bottom of it.