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11-02-2014, 11:53 AM
EUREKA!![:D][:D]This is my very first open pontil gin bottle[:D]

11-02-2014, 11:55 AM
Some other photo. [:)]

RED Matthews
11-29-2014, 05:49 PM
Well this a start - I am trying to get out of the soda world and back into the mouth blown bottle world - I have been into for many years. RED Matthews

11-29-2014, 10:42 PM
Dang, somehow I missed this one. That is a beauty of a case gin!

RED Matthews
12-01-2014, 11:29 AM
I have several Ancient Age Gins. I accumulated them for a study of the bottle making methods demanded for to meet the growth of the gin demand. There were four or five demand volumes that made them really get with it. At one time I started a blog about them - but never got it completed. The evolution of changes to help meet the demand also got into capacity control to make sure the countries got the correct amount of tax for what they held. The greed for bucks policy for control. Great bottles though. RED Matthews

12-01-2014, 11:52 AM
One day Red, I may just find out what the HE double hockey sticks a blog is.[:D]

RED Matthews
12-01-2014, 12:14 PM
Wow - you made my day. To me a blog is a subject coverage to a relative subject that is needed to show those interested in early glass making in my case anyway. I have about a dozen of them in process of assembly - and when I get to a suitable coverage - get my brother to add them to my home page. I don't know where the term came from in my 85 years, but that is my explanation. I can understand your objective questioning. Thanks for asking.When I get to a Post office I will be picking up A MO - to send you for what you sent to me. I really am concerned for the situation you are in. It would kill me to have to check out of my life time hobby. It will be my daughters problem when I am gone. But the interest level I have is still strong and active. I am still learning something new everyday. RED Matthews

RED Matthews
12-01-2014, 12:16 PM
And I should have said - When I was a kid - I was a lot younger. RED M.

12-01-2014, 12:47 PM
If you must than so be it but it was a gift and I can't think of a better person for it to have gone to.How was Thanksgiving? Mine was soooooo relaxing, got waited on hand to foot, literally. The sponge baths were awesome! The diet of pills and the blood drawing, not so great but overall it was very pleasant! I'm not saying I want to go back but the people were great![:)]Is that a silver lining?[:D]

RED Matthews
12-30-2014, 05:19 PM
Well I got two new books on the subject of glass bottles. One was "Seal;ed Bottles" by Roy Morgan. I don't have one, but I have some other seal glass pattied bottles. I didn't get any bottles this year, but got two last year - and when you think about having nearly 2,000 bottles - one doesn't need many more. It is nearly ridiculous, because they are bigger than coins. RED M.

RED Matthews
02-02-2015, 05:32 PM
Well I am not sure I know what a James Ray is or looks like. I think of them as a squaty beverage bottle. I don't think I have one any way. When you can fill me in. RED M.

RED Matthews
03-10-2015, 04:27 PM
This is an old thread now - but all things seem to be left hanging. I come on here to see what is new - but i GET LOST in old postings. My daughter was here for a few days and my den now has a dozen boxes to sort over.. Some keepers and I think she wants some sold. I havcen'rt one much on Bay for a while - so I guess a refresher is in order. RED M.

RED Matthews
03-10-2015, 05:04 PM
I have some Ancient Age Gins - I should be sellingfrom my old study. So let me know what you arelooking for. RED Mattews

RED Matthews
03-10-2015, 05:05 PM
I also have some mineral water bottles - that could find new homes. RED M.