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cacarpetbagger
01-22-2012, 05:41 PM
Does anybody know anything about these embossed puffs? This one has the FK initials but I found another once that had JC initials embossed on it. Just curious has anyone found others with different initials?

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/15978/621C9128DAE6453C88EB4D4DB38226D7.jpg

Sodasandbeers
01-23-2012, 12:40 AM
Ink Bottle. I have it as Francis Kidder. I think it was a two part ink where ink from two bottles were mixed for indullable ink. Sort of like hair dye.

cacarpetbagger
01-23-2012, 06:46 PM
Cool, thanks.

saratogadriver
01-24-2012, 11:37 AM
Someone recently had the square mate to the set up here, but I can't seem to find the post.

Jim G

dollarbill
02-14-2012, 08:25 AM
Was this it.I'd be interested in it if it's for sale.
Thanks .
Bill

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/3826/272DEE621BEC4009BC37203AD94E4AB0.jpg

surfaceone
02-14-2012, 06:53 PM
Does anybody know anything about these embossed puffs?

Hey Steve,

Terminology, or glossary-wise, I'm confused again. I've seen the word "puff" used to describe un-embossed bottles in the past, generally when describing smaller bottles.

Is this a proper interpretation of the term? Are "puffs" any small bottle? Is this a regional thang?

How do y'all use "puff" when, and if, you use it?

http://theweeklycigar.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/puff-n-stuff-cigars-500x375.jpg

cyberdigger
02-14-2012, 06:57 PM
"Puff" is supposed to mean a small, pontiled, thin-walled cylinder.. isn't it?

Any rate, I hope the 2 specimens pictured above are reunited somehow..

cacarpetbagger
02-14-2012, 09:36 PM
Yes, small thin pontiled bottles. I know we used the term in the 70's out here and when I go east they use the term also. Always thought it might have meant the glass blower only had to "puff " to blow these little bottles? Don't really know.

RedGinger
02-15-2012, 11:02 AM
That's a good explanation, Ca. I have heard that term a lot in the East. It refers to a small, pontiled, unembossed bottle as you all have said. I really love them. It's a wonder some of them survived. I have one that the lip is chipped on, but it's light as a feather. Anyway, really great bottle, Ca.

cacarpetbagger
02-15-2012, 11:17 PM
Thanks, love digging the old stuff.

tigue710
02-16-2012, 12:47 AM
Ive always heard these refereed to as travel inks... Ive dug a lot of unembossed ones, some pontiled some not. The idea is that it was an easy amount of ink to carry for any small task that might arise. Never heard of the two part use?

Puffs are bottles that only need a quick "puff" to make. Although used loosely for small early bottles, in New England it generally was used to described small free blown bottles in particular...

The terminology supposedly goes back to the description used by glass blowers...

RICKJJ59W
02-16-2012, 01:53 AM
ORIGINAL: surfaceone


Does anybody know anything about these embossed puffs?

Hey Steve,

Terminology, or glossary-wise, I'm confused again. I've seen the word "puff" used to describe un-embossed bottles in the past, generally when describing smaller bottles.

Is this a proper interpretation of the term? Are "puffs" any small bottle? Is this a regional thang?

How do y'all use "puff" when, and if, you use it?

http://theweeklycigar.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/puff-n-stuff-cigars-500x375.jpg



Here's a Puff for ya[:D]

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/7728/583465C3EF704F548EE648067E467535.jpg

tigue710
02-16-2012, 02:49 AM
I prefer the magical dragon type

AntiqueMeds
02-16-2012, 09:53 AM
described small free blown bottles in particular

I would agree that I dont consider a mold blown bottle to be a 'puff'.
A puff was a very quickly made freeblown bottle.
I think that would be a penny ink assuming its an ink.

I have seen pontil marked initial only bottles with JC NY DR M NSP HV AJB FK

RICKJJ59W
02-16-2012, 10:29 AM
ORIGINAL: tigue710

I prefer the magical dragon type



He lived by the sea right???

surfaceone
02-16-2012, 05:12 PM
Here's a Puff for ya [:D]

Rick, here's one for you.

http://img2.timeinc.net/people/i/2012/pets/news/120227/malachy-2-440.jpg

Wheelah23
02-16-2012, 07:53 PM
I've always thought of a puff as a pontiled slick of any kind. Usually with thin glass, although not always. An embossed one wouldn't be a puff then. Maybe we really should make a dictionary of bottle digger terms... [:D]

tigue710
02-17-2012, 01:48 AM
puff rocks...

this is what by definition is a puff... I'll use the word to describe a number of slick mold blown bottles too, just for lack of a better term and because bottle collectors know what im talking about anyway... but to break it down this is a puff, a fat squatty "puffish" looking free blown vial...

picture borrowed, without consent...

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/8276/A103CC943D3C42FE82DF3426F23FD795.jpg

AntiqueMeds
02-17-2012, 08:18 AM
I think of a puff as a small freeblown vial that just took a puff of breath from the blower...
http://www.themanhattanwelldiggers.com/images/med_3vials.gif

bottlekid76
02-17-2012, 09:42 AM
What about this little guy? It's a small little thin glass OP with a tapered top. Dug from a pit down in Charleston SC. What do you think of the form?

~Tim

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https://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i218/chevelle_godsmack/100_0740.jpg

epackage
02-18-2012, 01:42 AM
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epackage
02-18-2012, 01:42 AM
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epackage
02-18-2012, 01:42 AM
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capsoda
02-18-2012, 02:43 AM
Puff...


https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/4898/BE502C1FD9F349F99F041B94547F4360.jpg

AntiqueMeds
02-18-2012, 10:30 AM
To me anthing with an applied lip wouldnt be a 'puff' since it took extra time to do that.


ORIGINAL: bottlekid76

What about this little guy? It's a small little thin glass OP with a tapered top. Dug from a pit down in Charleston SC. What do you think of the form?

~Tim

[IMG]https://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i218/chevelle_godsmack/100_0747.jpg

https://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i218/chevelle_godsmack/100_0740.jpg

phil44
02-21-2012, 11:58 AM
There's soooo many types of puffs , since most puffs or vials reqire some type of procedeure to remove them from the blow pipe should it matter which style the lip is???? There's rolled, sheared, applied ........ just ask Bubba

phil44
02-21-2012, 06:23 PM
.......flared