The bottle has minimal case wear to the sides and obvious wear to the base. I see only a couple of tiny fleabites. There are no other chips or cracks to the glass. The top has North St Louis Bott Co stamped on it.
I have owned this one for decades but have decided to let it go for someone else to enjoy. This bottle is most unique because it bares a rare maker mark of John Matthews of New York on the base. This one is particularly rare because it has Matthews only on it.
When scarcely seen, the full name, John Matthews will appear. Matthews was known as the soda fountain king and for multiple patents such as the gravitating stopper. This bottle would make a great addition to any seltzer bottle or collectors collection. Please see the photos and contact me if you have any questions.Your item will be packaged with care. A return privilege is offered. The item "WM MAUTHE SODA SELTZER SYPHON BOTTLE DESOTO MO Rare John Matthews Trademark NY" is in sale since Monday, March 9, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Bottles & Insulators\Bottles\Modern (1900-Now)\Seltzer". The seller is "sodapop*" and is located in Columbia, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.