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September 14, 1967: Building a ship in a bottle is one thing — getting a pear in one is quite another. The pear in the bottle Maryann Hanks examines was put there by John Hounsell. He put a Bartlett limb in the bottle with a tiny pear on it, let it grow, and pulled the limb out when the pear ripened. Hounsell got the idea from a Sunset magazine article on pear brandy. He has a dozen of the unusual bottled pears in storage, the fruit of a tedious process.

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