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Gethenian
06-03-2009, 12:41 AM
I apologize if this is in the wrong section; I didn't want to post in the main bottie ID forums because I don't have a whole bottle. What I have is a fragment. It is a deep, true green, transparent, with the following lettering visible on it:

AR-T-PA
REG. U.S. PAT. OFF

There should be a photo with this post if my embedding worked...

I found it downhill of an 18th-century house in the Blue Ridge Mountains (near Purcellville, VA), though my archaeology professor said the house may have been actually occupied as late as the 1950's, so I have no idea how old my shard might be. The circumference of the shard seems to be about the same as that of a wine bottle, and it looks as if it may have come from the upper narrowing part of a bottle, just below the neck. I have a photo of it below. I wouldn't have even bothered to ask about such a small shard, but the name, although cut off, struck me as being possibly unique enough that someone might recognize it.

Thanks to all for any help you may be able to give me!

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/11044/0296C8EC85844A8DA1F7D514A835AF7F.jpg

cyberdigger
06-03-2009, 12:50 AM
Welcome to the forum, Ven!
This fragment appears to be part of a soda or mixer bottle from the 1950's or '60's.. the full name was probably something silly like "Smar-T Pants" ..or "Par-T-pal"... ?

cc6pack
06-03-2009, 01:01 AM
Google PAR- T- PAK

Gethenian
06-03-2009, 01:13 AM
Oh cool! Looks like it was from a bottle of ginger ale!

Thanks, all. :D

bubbas dad
06-03-2009, 10:30 AM
i may be wrong but the stempling makes it look like a ndnr soda.

pyshodoodle
06-03-2009, 12:23 PM
ORIGINAL: cyberdigger

"Smar-T Pants"



In the soda biz, now, Charlie?[;)]

cyberdigger
06-03-2009, 12:55 PM
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