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2005/03/01 10:11:13 (permalink)

Rumford chemical works?

Heres one we dug last night. can anybody say something about it? seam doesnt go to lip and nice streach marks on neck. how old? any value? Reads Rumfords Chemical Works. Has a W to the left of Rumfords Chemical Works embosing. Has 2, 6"s or 9's on bottom. One is a raised, the other is flat. thanks for the help.

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    BRIAN S.
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    RE: Rumford chemical works? 2005/03/01 10:26:46 (permalink)
    Hi lacolobiger !
    Your Rumford chemical bottle is very common . They usually sell for 5.00 - 8.00 on ebay. Although not a great value $$$ wise. They are a great window bottle and look great on display. Brian

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    lacolobiger
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    RE: Rumford chemical works? 2005/03/01 10:31:27 (permalink)
    Thanks for the reply. This is good to know. I don't want to sell it anyway as it is a nice display bottle and I dug it with my own two hands :-) thanks for the info. .................
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    RE: Rumford chemical works? 2005/03/01 11:38:47 (permalink)
    True, nice color but fairly common. Rumford Chemical Works was located in Providence, Rhode Island.

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    RE: Rumford chemical works? 2005/03/01 11:58:42 (permalink)
    That's the second one I seen that someone has dug in two weeks. Wah! I want one..they are very pretty and have that Cathedral look to them! The only Rumford bottle I have is aqua and it's plain jane. Nice find!
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    RE: Rumford chemical works? 2005/03/01 13:02:27 (permalink)
    Hi Kastoo !
    I have a really crude dug Rumford stored away somewhere( No damage that I can recall , except some light staining that would tumble out ). If you would like to have it for cost of the postage. I will send it to you. Email me if you want it . Brian
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    RE: Rumford chemical works? 2005/03/01 19:14:54 (permalink)
    Thats cool that the plant was in Providence R.I. I was stationed in New Port in 1980 in the navy. Wish I was into bottles then!! Or better yet had me a metal dector then!! Thanks for the info. Garry...
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    RE: Rumford chemical works? 2005/03/01 19:17:25 (permalink)
    Does anybody know the age the plant was in operation? Is it still running? When did it close down?
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    RE: Rumford chemical works? 2005/03/01 19:42:51 (permalink)
    The rumford chemical works bottles also came in two different sizes i have had both. It looks like you might have the smaller size. The smaller size does go for between 5 and 10 dollars the larger size is worth about 5 to 10 dollars more. Thanks for sharing your bottle with us.
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    RE: Rumford chemical works? 2005/03/01 23:38:36 (permalink)
    hi everyone, neat rumford bottle. i have 2 bottles that are mark only rumford. is this the same co and the plain bottles you where talking about? the small bottle is 3 3/8" tall, 1 3/4" across base,seam stops about 1/8" above shoulder. the larger bottle is 4 1/2" tall, 2 1/2" cross base, seam goes over lip. do you know what they held, or a value? thanks for any information, rhona

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    RE: Rumford chemical works? 2005/03/02 06:57:12 (permalink)
    More information
    RUMFORD CHEMICAL WORKS (Base) PATENTED MARCH 10, 1868.
    It was more convenient for making lemonade than lemons or limes, and is healthier than either. Advertised 1884 and 1935.
    Eben N. Horseford , appointed professor at Havard U by Benjamin Count Rumford, established the business with George Wilson in Providence RI. in 1855.
    Incorperated as Rumford Chem Wrks in 1857. In 1966 purchased by the Essex Corp. In 1975 the firm was closed.

    Blue clear 5 1/2"x 2 5/116" diameter with no base embosing 7 1/2" x 2 3/16".
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    RE: Rumford chemical works? 2005/03/02 08:45:42 (permalink)
    Hi Rhona. The aqua bottles such as yours held baking powder, and are sometimes embossed to indicate this. They are very common, and not worth much monetarily. Other similar bottles can be found for Davis baking powder and Seagull baking powder. I don't know if the two Rumford's are connected.
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    RE: Rumford chemical works? 2005/03/02 08:58:37 (permalink)
    Try search in Google for Rumford Chemical Works and you will find lots of info on both companies.
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    RE: Rumford chemical works? 2005/03/02 10:23:18 (permalink)
    Yup, that small clear one there is the one I have...
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    RE: Rumford chemical works? 2005/03/02 13:30:51 (permalink)
    Aha..I knew I had seen this recently was this you too?

    http://www.thetreasuredepot.com/cgi-bin/bottles/bottles_config.pl?read=9667
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    RE: Rumford chemical works? 2005/03/02 18:07:53 (permalink)
    I think they're different, the one below is older. I had one like that that I sold on ebay for 27 bucks, now I regret it because the older ones are harder to come by. They are great bottles for a colorful display because if the cat does them in, ehhhh.

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    Aha..I knew I had seen this recently was this you too?

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    RE: Rumford chemical works? 2005/03/17 19:58:51 (permalink)
    Hey Katsoo,
    I received the postage today on the Rumford . I hope the bottle was what you were looking for , and I hope you enjoy it ! Brian

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    RE: Rumford chemical works? 2005/03/18 20:54:52 (permalink)
    I have a feeling those teal cathedrals are a common bottle that that may be more collectible in the future. May be worth stowing a few away.
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    RE: Rumford chemical works? 2005/03/19 16:58:47 (permalink)
    Yea I am enjoying it. It's pretty! Thanks again.
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    RE: Rumford chemical works? 2005/03/29 08:47:37 (permalink)
    there is also a mold varient to these rumfords the older ones have a longer neck and a much bigger tooled lip and i cant remember but the embossing is on the left panel and opposite on the other ones i have 7 rumfords in the teal color had them all sitting in my window one day i was looking at them and noticed on some the rumford was on the left on the others it was on the right .....something maybe you guys didn`t notice i never did until i had them all together.....
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