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coinerrors
02-07-2004, 11:15 AM
I found this bottle in a 1800's dump, it is clear,4 shields around the middle seperated by stars,star on the bottom,3"tall,tooled lip,8 sides on the bottom section. Can anyone tell me what it is?

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Harry Pristis
02-07-2004, 01:31 PM
It looks to me like a condiments bottle made to fit a (typically) silver-plated caddy. These caddies are called "casters" and were popular in the late 1800s -- a touch of elegance, I suppose. The bottles have a bottom portion which is straight-sided and narrower than mid-body. This narrower bottom was made to fit the opening in the caster.

--------Harry Pristis

olddump
02-08-2004, 10:30 AM
ONCE AGAIN YOU SOLVE ONE OF MY BOTTLE MYSTERIES. NOBODY I ASKED COULD TELL ME WHAT THEY WERE THANKS AGAIN. THAT HAS BEEN BOTHERING ME FOR THREE YEARS YOU ARE A GREAT ASSET TO THIS PAGE TOM OLDDUMP

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Harry Pristis
02-08-2004, 02:06 PM
Thanks for the feedback, Tom! Glad I could help. Those certainly appear to be caster bottles.

Here are some casters illustrated in the 1894-95 Montgomery Ward & Co. catalogue.

--------Harry Pristis

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