hi all. i am new...however somewhat old. :) i am researching this bottle. i looked on ebay and see about 10. my camera just ran out of battery! the bottom says J. C. Co L. the glass dark amber, is foggy, lots of bubbles, and "rainbowy".
it has seams going up 2 corner sides. there is a circle around the "spout" about 2 1/2" down. is this where they stuck the top on? you can tell i am not educated with the proper bottle part descriptions!!!
also, i have a marble stuck in the top of the bottle about 1/2" down (my daughter 25 yrs. ago). any suggestions? should i just leave it.
Welcome to the forum.As Ryan said Hostetter's are fairly common but not all variants and they are an attractive bottle.I really like the crude early ones.As far as the marble I think I would just leave it because I would end up breaking the bottle trying to get it out.
I gotta figure that Hostetter's was some tasty/potent stuff as it seems whenever I have found a dump with one, several are soon to follow. I dug one particular dump in Suffolk years ago that must of had 100 of 'em in it. I only kept a couple but my wiser brother carted off dozens. He has since used them as give-aways for friends and relatives = really makes their day to get such nice-looking shelf bottle.
Around Richmond "Chelf's Celery Caffiene Compound" seems to be to most ubiquitous bottles to me. Again, must have been highly addictive stuff as some family dumps have yielded hundreds of them, kinda sad when you think about it.
The was limited access to the shoreline from land, maybe next time I'll get a kayak and poke around more. There was one side trail recently cut in that took you to the bank where a lot of flotsam had...