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    Old Smile soda bottle

    Thank you, but seams don't go straight through to lip, see additional pics and addendum post.
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    Old Smile soda bottle

    Thank you. Must be simplest patent ever, just one paragraph I am new to this hobby, here's why I thought it was not machine made. No suction scars or ejection marks on base. Very thick overall with very uneven base. Plenty of air seeds. And there are separate seems for finish and body, note...
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    Old Smile soda bottle

    Hoping someone can help with the age of this bottle. Everything I read about Smile soda bottles suggests 1920 Era, however given what appears to be a non-machine construction I'm thinking pre 1915. I believe it to have an applied finish. Got lots of bubbles, uneven bottom thickness, very heavy...
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    Correlation of bottles found in tires while snorkeling?

    I think I figured out tires were coincidence, went back and ran hands through mucky bottom and found many more in same area including 100yr old schwarzenbach beer bottle and 1931 or 41 green bottle with large 4 leaf clover on bottom, rest weren't as old or interesting...
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    Correlation of bottles found in tires while snorkeling?

    Thanks. This is Keuka Lake in NY, no currents, very clear lake (homes drink lake water) been a gazillion tourists since 1800's chucking bottles in lake but only the 40s-50's poke thru silly bottom. Found milk bottles, soda, beer and Mason jars, some late 1800s
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    Correlation of bottles found in tires while snorkeling?

    Thanks for feedback. It occurred to me that there might be a ton of bottles in the silt and I correlated them with tires because that's the only place I reached down into the silt. I will return this weekend and check the areas around the tires. Just an equipment shake down weekend, some...
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    Correlation of bottles found in tires while snorkeling?

    As a hobbyist scuba and snorkeler last year I began to hunt for bottles in one of the finger lakes in NY. I accidently discovered that there are often bottles in the muck under the tire. I'd always assumed people chucked tires in the lake 50+ yrs ago to attract fish, oddly enough, bottles are...

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