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dirt works
01-25-2013, 10:03 PM
Greetings,
Mike in AZ here, found this bottle in Cherry AZ at an old Wells Fargo Stage Stop privy. Been trying to figure out what it was used for but i cant seem to find another example of it. Any info someone has is appreciated. It has a smooth sand pontil on bottom and a really unusual applied spout to the side, turning purple.
Thanks for any info!
Mike

dirt works
01-25-2013, 10:16 PM
Sorry, finally got the bottle pic to load! It measures 10" tall x 5-1/2" round, the top opening is 2" and spout is 1"
thanks
Mike

epackage
01-25-2013, 10:17 PM
Welcome to the forum, I have no idea what that is but I'm thinking a lab or hospital bottle... Hopefully someone will know for sure....Jim



https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/10927/F26835622ADF4D22A5633E267AB425BF.jpg

Bottleworm
01-25-2013, 10:18 PM
Looks like a water jug to me.

dirt works
01-25-2013, 10:23 PM
having trouble loading the bottom pic of the bottle but i will keep trying and thanks Jim for your help.
Mike

epackage
01-25-2013, 10:35 PM
ORIGINAL: dirt works

having trouble loading the bottom pic of the bottle but i will keep trying and thanks Jim for your help.
Mike

You can email it to me if you want and I can post it... epackage@msn.com

epackage
01-25-2013, 10:43 PM
Here's the bottom, hoping to post another pic so we have a better idea what exactly we are looking at...



https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/10927/5B18B646D107487D8C6E5F0A0C8C957C.jpg

epackage
01-25-2013, 10:53 PM
The whole bottom...



https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/10927/982EDB98B63441FFBC64AC2A3B05DA9C.jpg

RED Matthews
01-26-2013, 12:30 AM
Well I think it was for laboratory work. I have four Wolf bottles and they have two and three applied necks, This lower spout looks like the ones on mine. There were ceramic jugs with a lower spicket for tapping out water - so that is also a possibility.
RED Matthews

dirt works
01-26-2013, 12:52 AM
Thanks Red for the info, we dont know about wolf bottles, what do they look like? you have pics of your bottles that are similar?
thanks
Mike

sandchip
01-26-2013, 07:08 AM
Looks like a ground pontil to me.

cowseatmaize
01-26-2013, 07:25 AM
Looks like a ground pontil to me. Me too, a lot of lab bottles had that. Usually they are ground and polished a lot smoother though.

RED Matthews
01-26-2013, 10:46 AM
Well since moving we have put a lot of glass in a storage unit. So I don't have my wolfs here to picture them. Next month I will have access to try and find the right box. After 40 years in one house you accumulate a lot of stuff. And with a house in NY that I have lived in since I was six months old - there is a HELL OF A LOTTA STUFF there. Including a lotta bottles and glass.

There are four or five of the Wolfe bottles in the Edison Museum here at Fort Myers FL. He had them in some set-ups of his laboratory there = which is now a Museum.

They are laboratory cylinders with usually three spouts on the top of them in a row. There are usually fl-aired with two of them applied on each side towards the edge.

The one on your bottle would have to be heavier for the use intended. RED Matthews

cowseatmaize
01-27-2013, 04:52 AM
Hey Red, did you mean Woulff bottle? I'm not sure this would qualify with only one neck if you did. I thought they had at least two. They are a cool invention though.

RED Matthews
01-27-2013, 09:49 AM
Thanks Eric, I guess you could be right - I didn't go back and look it up - so when I hurry I can mess it up.
Mine are still packed up. I never saw one like this one, but I would think it was for some liquid supply purpose. He didn't say if it had a ground or tapered hole for a cork or stopper.
From his color description, one would have to assume it was getting some sun colored amethyst influence.
Neat bottle anyway. I like things that are different and provide us with mysteries. RED Matthews

surfaceone
01-27-2013, 09:58 PM
Hello Mike,

Welcome to the A-BN. That's an aspirator bottle used in the handling of reagents. Seems unlikely it is related to Wells Fargo coaches. Any evidence of a meth lab in the area? [8D]

http://img.tjskl.org.cn/nimg/49/a7/20c6a0397ea1e0934175b0aefdb8-300x300-1/aspirator_bottle.jpg From. (http://www.tjskl.org.cn/products-search/cz50a6da6/aspirator_bottle-pz527f665.html)

Clam
01-28-2013, 01:33 AM
It looks like a lab bottle to, I don't know how it worked back in the day but now they have book after book of specialized glass containers for labratories and even with the literally tens of thousands of standard size containers most orders are customized and come with certified engineer drawings and that is why you can still find a new bottle with a pontil mark or a ground off one as in this case, or don't find them because they are quite expensive......Greg

dirt works
02-05-2013, 12:50 PM
thanks for your reply can you tell me how to delet my bottle thanks mike

epackage
02-05-2013, 06:07 PM
ORIGINAL: dirt works

thanks for your reply can you tell me how to delet my bottle thanks mike

Al Gore has screwed you, once your bottle hits the Interwebs it's there for life!!![8D]