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    Anyone know what this is ?

    I vote for food jar -- cheese, marmalade, meat paste, etc.
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    Antique Gin Bottle AVH, hand blown

    THIS is interesting sea growth. I think it is alright to leave a marine growth highlight, to demonstrate provenance, for example. Marine growth that obscures the details of the bottle is best removed. But, this is a disagreement of esthetics with no possible resolution. After seeing...
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    Antique Gin Bottle AVH, hand blown

    Nice find! You can give this bottle an acid bath to get rid of the marine growth traces. White vinegar is a minimal start. You don't say if the bottle has a pontil scar, and I suspect it doesn't. A closer look at the lip would be useful. Based on what info we have, I'd guess the bottle...
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    Green wide mouth barrel

    This is the smaller version of the bottle on the right. It is almost certainly a French pickle jar.
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    Recent purchase, Demijohn for $15.

    Harry . . . I am intrigued by your claim to have "repaired a crack with resin." Can you describe in more detail what you used and what you did with the resin? ------Harry
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    Spin mold

    A French-form wine bottle. I can't tell if the lip finish is molded or tooled. French cylinder wines are typically turn-mold bottles. And, typically they are green glass.
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    Who Collects Black Glass?

    Great onion, Robby! According to Van den Bossche, these were mostly made in Belgium and Germany for the Dutch market. I understand that the flat-sided, bright green examples came from Germany. My specimen has ripples and adhesions on the surface, though the lip is precisely finished.
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    Dutch Onion with Swirl!

    Made for the "Dutch market" in Belgium or Germany, according to Van den Bossche. My understanding is that these straight-sided, bright green onions are German in origin, but it's uncertain. Yours is an excellent example! My example is loaded with surface flaws -- ripples and adhesions, though...
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    Who Collects Black Glass?

    Here's an onion bottle, the shape was called a "horse hoof" in Dutch.
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    Who Collects Black Glass?

    Your bottle, Screwtop, is certainly a ringer for a bitterquelle bottle.
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    a few black glass bottles bottles

    Your images, seniorscuba1, are too dark to examine details. Do you have editing software that came with your camera or with your scanner? Use the image-editing software (or download shareware from the Internet). You can be as creative as you want to be with the editing software, but the...
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    a few black glass bottles bottles

    It would be great to see some individual black bottles you've recovered on this black glass thread: https://www.antique-bottles.net/threads/who-collects-black-glass.687055/
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    Any info on old bottle

    It's a common ale bottle, as seniorscuba1 says. The only thing mysterious about such bottles is which glasshouses produced them, or if some of them were imported.
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    Found these a while back tucked away in my havent cleaned box lol anybody heard of them before or have any info ty(dewy)

    Most likely to be vinegar bottles. Do a search for White House Vinegar.
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    More mysteries

    The green bottle is a capers jar.

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