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skampler
08-02-2007, 01:48 AM
Here is the last one I'm not sure about. This flask looks old due to the imperfect lip, but again I just don't know. Let me know what you guys know!




https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/8377/650687C68DC24F71B3F5990608E4534D.jpg

skampler
08-02-2007, 01:49 AM
Lip side view

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/8377/89783C31A7734F6DAD8E07FF95CC8A06.jpg

skampler
08-02-2007, 01:50 AM
Lip

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/8377/FFD44E0FB127436CB357FC907E7231D5.jpg

richf
08-02-2007, 01:51 AM
Again, I would have to say this is a modern bottle ... meaning the 1970s, when a lot of these came out. I've been looking at the Indian Queen and hope somebody else comments on it!
Rich

skampler
08-02-2007, 01:51 AM
Base

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/8377/8C416D814590440B9992B811C69F918B.jpg

skampler
08-02-2007, 01:53 AM
Side

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/8377/FF2F5038A2EB46C3A926E361F70B4943.jpg

skampler
08-02-2007, 01:55 AM
So was this bottle machine made? Just wondering because the lip is not perfect.

richf
08-02-2007, 02:06 AM
A lot of the bottles from this era were actually blown in molds to make them look earlier. The Clevenger Brothers, of Clayton, N.J., were great for this and I have several examples in my collection a lot of people would swear were actual antique bottles. However, a good repro does bring some decent money these days.
Rich

GuntherHess
08-02-2007, 06:09 PM
real or fake?

It's real i would say, just not really old.
The lip is kind of a give away. Still a neat bottle.

whiskeyman
08-05-2007, 04:27 PM
SKAMPLER...these were blown in a mold...probably to commemorate the Civil War Centennial in the mid 1960s. Maker unknown,although LE Smith Glass Co did make a similar Lincoln/Cabin flask about the same time...