Antique bottles pep up Faygo Book talk

The Faygo Kids at the Hamburg Township Library in Livingston Township seemed to have a great great time this week and did very well on the Pop Quiz. A special guest was Dorothy Kosciolek, who brought these Faygo bottles she once-upon-a-time rescued from the crawl space under a Detroit home doomed for the wrecking ball in the Mack-Elmwood area in the ’60s and ’70s. She and her husband were metal detecting around the homes. Notice the Feigenson Brothers Bottling Co. “FB” embossed on the bottoms. From these photos, Mike Brodzik of the Metropolitan Detroit Antique Bottle Club estimated, “The one with front embossing in a circle is from the early to mid ’20s and the other is mid 30’s to early ’30s.” He said he could perhaps nail down the exact year if he saw them in person — and he has show up for several Faygo Book talks in Macomb County. Watch for him!

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Joe Grimm

I wrote "The Faygo Book," published in October, 2018, after building up a tremendous thirst on my previous book with Wayne State University Press, "Coney Detroit." Since "The Faygo Book" came out, I have been traveling all over Michigan talking about Faygo, answering questions and hearing some wonderful stories about this great pop.