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02-19-2013, 12:02 AM
My step dad is an excavator and came across a bottle (THAT HE LEFT ON THE JOB SITE [:@]) today. He was trying to explain it to me but all I could gather from him was it was maybe a blob top with the company name
HOUPTERT OR HOUPERT embossed on it with BIRMINGHAM, AL on it. He said he stored it in a safe place.... and he will bring it to me tomorrow but I was wondering if you guys have ever even heard if such a company or if this is shooting in the dark?

He said its "a big ole' bottle" so again, I don't know what that means in his terms but I am assuming it is larger than a beer bottle. I will post pictures as soon as I get my grubby little hands on it!

He described it as a blob top type bottle. IDK guys but I am pretty psyched to see it!

LMK if you have any ideas!

02-19-2013, 12:23 AM
Its quite possible he is misreading or misinterpreting the embossing. I have done it before. Some is hard to read. I guess I will have to see tomorrow.... I am just antsy. SIGH!

02-19-2013, 12:30 AM
I don't see any on sodasandbeers that begin with an H from Alabama, but that doesn't mean there aren't any, isn't the anticipation great!?!?!?[;)]


02-19-2013, 12:34 AM
It would be nice if it's a Blount Springs...

02-19-2013, 12:36 AM
It is!!!! BUUUUUUT I am not good at the waiting game! haha! I am the kind of person that likes to give gifts on Christmas eve because I can't wait until the actual day! haha! S.I.G.H! Oh, well. I can't do anything BUT wait.... UGH! Thanks for the help anyway, I will update! It makes me wanna drive to B'ham and get the darn bottle myself! [:D]

02-19-2013, 12:37 AM
He said it was clear. I forgot to mention that. AND that it says not to be sold?

02-19-2013, 12:39 AM
I can't find any that are even remotely spelled the same...... we will see I guess.... Its either going to be really awesome or a big disappointment. Either way, I am good with it. haha. =)

02-19-2013, 12:39 AM
There's a Horton Bottling Works out of Chavies...

02-19-2013, 12:40 AM
Now you just have to hope it's still there in the morning...lol[8D]

02-19-2013, 12:46 AM
Horton Bottling Works out of Chavies

When I searched that I found this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Soda-Bottle-1800s-Horton-Richardson-Soda-Bottle-/150998743268?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item232839f8e4

This is how he explained it looks. He said there was a & symbol on it! I wonder if its the same company but they may have had a Birmingham branch? It has the same wording on the back as he described also. I am sure there could be many many that it could be but I bet that's the right track! Thanks a lot Epackage! =)

02-19-2013, 12:47 AM
I KNOW!!!!! I was livid when he told me he left it!!!!! I am just glad it was a two way radio and he couldn't hear what I was saying. haha. Not really, but I was irritated. He is the foreman so MAYBE, just MAYBE no one will mess with his machine! SIGH!

02-19-2013, 12:51 AM
Wishing you the best of luck!! I'll be wondering myself now until you post tomorrow... Have a great night I'm off to bed, long day of taking care of my niece tomorrow because she's too sick for school.... good luck[;)]

02-19-2013, 12:55 AM
Thanks a lot! I hope your niece gets better soon! I will say a little prayer for her! =)

02-19-2013, 06:50 AM
Might be a Houpert & Smiley (not sure about the spellin') hutch from Birmingham which is common, but he still needs to bring it home.

02-19-2013, 06:56 AM
Make that Houppert & Smyly.

02-19-2013, 10:13 AM
Houppert & Smyly

Ahhhhhh!!!! That's even closer! Thanks a lot! [:D][:D][:D][:D]

I bet that's what it is. I have already text him this morning reminding him to put it in his truck as soon as he gets to the site!

02-19-2013, 04:21 PM
There are also Houppert & Worcester and one has a watermelon shaped slugplate and is considered rare, so keep those fingers crossed...

02-19-2013, 05:46 PM
I am just playing the waiting game.... He should be dropping it off at my house on his way home!

02-19-2013, 06:00 PM
Don't drag this out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![8D][8D][8D]

02-19-2013, 06:03 PM
I ain't dragging it out!!!!!! HE IS!!!!!!!!!!! [:D]

02-19-2013, 06:22 PM
I am just antsy. I'm just waiting for something other than guess work, if you ever find out let me know.[:@]

02-19-2013, 08:05 PM
Ask if it is like this one. This is the large bottle he might be talking about.


02-19-2013, 08:27 PM
so its a.......


02-19-2013, 08:27 PM
posting more pics, give me just a second

02-19-2013, 08:30 PM
Its already dark here and the lighting in my house isn't very good so I apologize for the quality of the pictures guys!


02-19-2013, 08:32 PM
Its just the size of a regular soda bottle. It has a blue tint to it. Here it is beside a Pepsi cola I found as my mom's house


02-19-2013, 08:34 PM


02-19-2013, 08:35 PM
There is cement on the front of it and a little on the inside. I LOVE this bottle, even if it isn't rare. How can I get rid of the cement? =(

02-19-2013, 08:40 PM
Try soaking it in Acid Magic, it can be found at your local Ace Hardware. Lay it down in the bottom of a 5 gallon bucket and cover with the acid and let soak 3 or 4 days and then soak it in clean water for an hour. Try a stiff brush and the cement may come off. Do it outside and follow the directions on the jug.


02-19-2013, 08:43 PM
kinda stinks that it wasn't some extra rare find. Thank you for your help with it though. Thanks for the cement help also. =)