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woody
08-19-2003, 02:36 PM
Here a picture of a bottle that I found interesting.
It' s " Magic Raising Powders Hall & Mansfield, Nashua, N.H."

What' s interesting about this bottle is that it is ground top, like the older Mason jars.
I tend to think it may have been yeast, although it could be the older equivalent of Viagra.
Ha................. not!!!

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/19/Nl30069.jpg

woody
08-19-2003, 03:06 PM
That' s always a possibility.
Being ground lip, like alot of food product jars, I tend to believe it does have to do with cooking or baking.
Either yeast or baking powder is a good guess as to its contents.

woody
02-03-2009, 05:11 PM
Still looking for info on this one.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/19/C536E324FB5B4F148FA41F141AFF4121.jpg

cyberdigger
02-03-2009, 05:19 PM
The witch Mombi (http://oz.wikia.com/wiki/Mombi) got the Powder from a Crooked Wizard (http://oz.wikia.com/wiki/Dr._Nikidik). This batch of the powder was activated by the following incantation: Raise the left hand, little finger pointing upward, and say ""Weaugh!" Raise the right hand, thumb pointing upward, and say "Teaugh!" Raise both hands, with all the fingers and thumbs spread out, and say "Peaugh!" Mombi used this powder to bring Jack Pumpkinhead (http://oz.wikia.com/wiki/Jack_Pumpkinhead) to life. Tip stole the Powder from her and later used it to animate the Sawhorse (http://oz.wikia.com/wiki/Sawhorse) and the Gump (http://oz.wikia.com/wiki/Gump).

Oldtimer
02-03-2009, 05:19 PM
Woody, my first thought was "SNUFF!"....I suppose you rather cut off your pinky toe with a rusty butter knife than part with that...right? LOL!

woody
02-03-2009, 05:22 PM
I went through one box of bottles and found a whole bunch of pharmacy bottles from NH that I've dug over the years, Oldtimer.
I'll have to start posting some pictures for you to drool over. LOL!!!

GuntherHess
02-03-2009, 05:24 PM
Never saw one of those before.
That jar probably had a metal shaker top that was glued or crimped on it.

Oldtimer
02-03-2009, 05:27 PM
ORIGINAL: woody

I went through one box of bottles and found a whole bunch of pharmacy bottles from NH that I've dug over the years, Oldtimer.
I'll have to start posting some pictures for you to drool over. LOL!!!


You're killing me here! Ya know, bottles in a box is a sin....such a sin...[;)] What would it take to get some? What do you REALLY want to see on the shelf? Don't say puce half pint flag / eagle!

woody
02-03-2009, 05:31 PM
Did you check out the base embossed one I posted earlier???

Oldtimer
02-03-2009, 05:39 PM
Just looked and posted.

Don't hold out on me here! Lets see some of those odd ducks you got in there!

woody
02-03-2009, 05:44 PM
Here's one.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/19/A02975EDBE1D45A48E3D47CDEC83DBB0.jpg

woody
02-03-2009, 05:49 PM
Another.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/19/17E7F420577E4236AEC27C69CB0D00C9.jpg

woody
02-03-2009, 05:50 PM
This one.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/19/BF1DABC1CCD8495C9637C9CB9D667DB1.jpg

woody
02-03-2009, 05:51 PM
One.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/19/CD6B358F4CEB41488621386143B3A15A.jpg

woody
02-03-2009, 05:53 PM
Herrick.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/19/E922E674335045AC8C2811747F169755.jpg

woody
02-03-2009, 05:54 PM
Some of the ones I took out of the shed from one box.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/19/570C70CAA3444EFC9EE716474D7017D9.jpg

Stardust
02-03-2009, 06:04 PM
wow..........
just sitting in a shed?
that's where the magic powder was also?
that's so cool......

Stardust
02-03-2009, 06:07 PM
You're killing me here! Ya know, bottles in a box is a sin....such a sin... What would it take to get some?
oldtimer I'm with you..... [;)]
There's always a nook or a crannie for a bottle or bottles..... [:D]

woody
02-03-2009, 06:22 PM
Star, I had these packed away in my shed in a box.
Along with about twenty other boxes crammed full of old bottles.[8D]

cyberdigger
02-03-2009, 06:25 PM
20 more boxes??? C'mon, Woody, let's see what you got there....[;)]

Oldtimer
02-03-2009, 06:56 PM
Dear GOD man, have you no mercy!!?? I wants the Arlon Davis first and foremost, then all the rest too.
How can we come to an agreement? pant-pant-pant-droooool...

Oldtimer
02-03-2009, 06:58 PM
And what is the big one behind the Arlon Davis in the group shot? You sure know how to make me dance Woody!

woody
02-03-2009, 07:19 PM
The big one is a V.A. Grant pure drugs Pittsfield, NH, Oldtimer.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/19/B5582AA4D33F4D039871753EEDB6E4D6.jpg

woody
02-03-2009, 07:22 PM
I'm not kidding, Cyberdigger. I have at least 20 more boxes of bottles in my shed that I've dug over the years.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/19/1A816B0611A94D60AD1785CFFFBE42D8.jpg

Oldtimer
02-03-2009, 07:27 PM
I'll say this Woody, your NH pharm collection is far superior to mine!

woody
02-03-2009, 07:31 PM
Here's one I opened today.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/19/8A4CE20EA4BF432CA315F60AE0A3623A.jpg

Stardust
02-03-2009, 07:33 PM
maybe you could make mystery boxes and sell them off, it would be like digging for the people who are housebound and unable to dig.... lol you could throw in a little dirt. [:D]

woody
02-03-2009, 07:34 PM
You'll have to come down sometime and paw through them with me, Oldtimer.
This spring is better for me as the shed is hard to get to sometimes with all the snow.
Let me know if you want to expand your collection.
Just come straight down route 106 to Gilmanton from Ossipee.

Stardust
02-03-2009, 07:36 PM
wow.............

just sitting in a shed?

collecting bugs....

woody
02-03-2009, 07:37 PM
Here is the smallest ground top bottle that I have.
I think it's an ink???

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/19/DB5E1D3906C24A93935D23ACC467F018.jpg

woody
02-03-2009, 07:38 PM
Another view.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/19/9B144494CE6E49CCA10297295F499BFF.jpg

woody
02-03-2009, 07:39 PM
It still has dirt in it from when I dug it....LOL.

madpaddla
02-03-2009, 07:44 PM
Now that is a redig....(digging out the boxes) I would love to do. Congrats refinding the finds ....well done

Stardust
02-03-2009, 07:51 PM
well said.... [;)]

RICKJJ59W
02-03-2009, 08:05 PM
Wow.............................

woody
02-03-2009, 08:20 PM
Here's a labeled poison from Franklin Falls, NH

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/19/EEA14A88FBA24077A57967466F947696.jpg

Stardust
02-03-2009, 08:44 PM
What is magic baking powder? Baking soda is baking powder w/ tartaric acid .... could this be Magic Raising Powders?

Oldtimer
02-03-2009, 08:48 PM
ORIGINAL: woody

You'll have to come down sometime and paw through them with me, Oldtimer.
This spring is better for me as the shed is hard to get to sometimes with all the snow.
Let me know if you want to expand your collection.
Just come straight down route 106 to Gilmanton from Ossipee.

You bet your sweet aunt Mabel I want to expand my collection Woody! I would be thrilled to meet you,. and re-dig them bottles!
Keep posting pics!

Oldtimer
02-03-2009, 08:50 PM
ORIGINAL: woody

Here is the smallest ground top bottle that I have.
I think it's an ink???

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/19/DB5E1D3906C24A93935D23ACC467F018.jpg

Ink, Salts, or some kind of paste / polish. Pontiled?

woody
02-03-2009, 08:57 PM
Almost, Richard, but not quite.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/19/E708D8E98AB64D77B2CEA7BAA50D89C1.jpg

Oldtimer
02-03-2009, 08:59 PM
ORIGINAL: woody

Almost, Richard, but not quite.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/19/E708D8E98AB64D77B2CEA7BAA50D89C1.jpg


Not a powdered glass pontl? I see a rough patch?

woody
02-03-2009, 09:02 PM
This one is a double bonus.
It says druggist & apothecary.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/19/D62D8295DACA4323B566496B39807E40.jpg

woody
02-03-2009, 09:04 PM
ORIGINAL: Oldtimer


ORIGINAL: woody

Almost, Richard, but not quite.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/19/E708D8E98AB64D77B2CEA7BAA50D89C1.jpg


Not a powdered glass pontl? I see a rough patch?


No, it is a smooth base.

druggistnut
02-04-2009, 04:20 AM
That dryer looks like it came off the Space Shuttle.
I do have NH druggists in a box somewhere (LOL). When I finally get settled, all the bottles I have told people about on here, WILL come out and get to the right folks. Promise.
Bill

woody
02-04-2009, 07:41 AM
That's my printer on a file cabinet, Bill......LOL!!!

RED Matthews
02-04-2009, 10:01 AM
Hello woody; This bottle took my eye because of the description of the pontil and the fact that it does look different. I would appreciate a discussion of the mold seams and their relationship to the bottom seams. And maybe a couple shots of the bottom from a different angle.
Regarding the glass dust pontil. The glass they used for empontilling was not always dust. The shape of this pointil scar is not plainly evident. The crushed glass didn't always get to the dust size description.
When a disc edge punty rod was used the crushed glass was stuck around the edges of the disc. They had pieces of chips that were irregular and had a great difference of size.
Regardless it looks like a nice old bottle. What does the finish look like?
Thanks RED Matthews

woody
02-04-2009, 10:34 AM
Are you talking about the ground top bottle, Red???

woody
02-04-2009, 10:36 AM
Another one for Oldtimer.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/19/79072EEA479D482582D0657D7AB8E60F.jpg

Oldtimer
02-04-2009, 10:46 AM
Woody, you are making me very happy. I see you must have dug not too too far from Concord to get all those Concord bottles.
My inclination is to gather stuff from smaller towns if possible, as "big city" stuff is more apt to be 'common".
However, NO NH PHARM is beyond my desire.
Is it spring yet?

woody
02-04-2009, 10:56 AM
I live about 20 minutes from Concord, so, when I dig in Loudon, Canterbury, Gilmanton, Belmont, Sanbornton, Laconia, etc..... It comes with the territory to get pharmacy bottles from the capital of NH, Concord.
I can't wait for spring, also.
Here's the base of the ground top for Red after I cleaned it up with ammonia and soap and water.
Pretty sure it's an ink as there was ink residue in the bottle.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/19/86BEC9EC2C8A407E8A037A96BC506F47.jpg

woody
02-04-2009, 11:01 AM
Oldtimer, I am always surprised, and happy, to get pharmacy bottles when I dig for bottles.
I take them all if they are in good condition. I can live with a lip chip here and there, but it amazes me how many come out of the ground in good condition.
The larger towns had more pharmacists, so it is a challenge to see how many different variations you can get.

nhpharm
02-04-2009, 11:10 AM
Woody,

That Arlon Adams from Pittsfield is a VERY rare bottle (in my experience). The Foster from Concord and the labeled Pharacie Francaise are also very hard to find. You have some nice NH pharmacy bottles! I was born in Loudon, NH but moved to northern NH to early in my life to do any digging in that area. Let me know when you decide to let some of those go.

woody
02-04-2009, 11:17 AM
Thanks, Brandon, and a belated welcome to the forum.
Some of the best bottles I dug where up on Loudon Ridge on Lower ridge road in Loudon, NH. Including my Farley's ink.
I've got more out in the shed, so when spring comes and the weather is better I'll dig some more out for you all.

woody
02-04-2009, 08:00 PM
Here's another one from Pittsfield, NH.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/19/DDD23F83C90249F3A4D0CC3F6CA3359D.jpg

Oldtimer
02-04-2009, 08:16 PM
I particularly like it when a Dr.'s name is on there with the town! I only have 1.

woody
02-04-2009, 08:25 PM
Here is the one I have to find for Dean, only in amber.
He is the one who collects colored drug store bottles from state capitals.
This one is small. About 3" tall.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/19/F149ED7A397D419F814CAC2D6CB1E8CE.jpg

woody
02-04-2009, 08:35 PM
Here's one from western Massachusetts.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/19/66606D05D64C40AAB5075A30890960C4.jpg

Oldtimer
02-04-2009, 08:51 PM
Nice!

Stardust
02-04-2009, 09:57 PM
Did you do most of your digging in NH?
Did you did back when you lived in MA?
star

woody
02-04-2009, 10:04 PM
I've done all my digging in NH, Star.
Central NH in the lakes region.

nhpharm
02-05-2009, 11:48 AM
Woody,

The Dr. Macks are probably the most common Pittsfield druggists (which isn't saying a lot because they are all hard to find). A real tough one to find is a 8.5" tall pontiled bottle embossed "C.S.P. Sanderson, Apothecary, Pittsfield, N.H.". There is nothing better than a local pharmacy bottle that is pontiled!