Well, I took the plunge the other day and picked up a light amber glass George Dickel 1/4 Gallon “Powderhorn” Whiskey Bottle off of eBay (it was only $11 + shipping) which arrived over the weekend.
There will be two major challenges in this in that:
- The bottom buckle had be torn loose ages ago, and the leather overall has seen better days.
- When it arrived and I tried to remove the stopper, the original cork snapped in half with the lower part firmly stuck inside.
I was able to retrieve it with some work, though it had crumbled at the break point and about 1/8" is in multiple fragments at the break point.
So the cork in the stopper will need replacing.
The cork replacement I am not too plussed about, but I am not 100% how best to tackle the torn out leather attach point for the lower buckle.
I am contemplating trying to source a local custom leather shop here in Portland, Oregon to see what type of options there are to replace/repair it.
I also welcome any suggestions, tips, or advice on the repair and mod to get it to be a faithful recreation of TOS Saurian Brandy Bottle prop.