Found this exploring a bottle dump. It was a glass block coin bank with the back broken off... obviously to get the coins. The embossing is amazing and regardless of its current state, it is certainly a keeper.
Really nice bottles, LEON! Other than MOM's, I have not found an intact cobalt med in 20 years. Since I only dig for my bottles that is. There are some for sale but I guess my ego won't surrender and let me buy one. I guess I just live for the excitement of uncovering one some day.
I can't be exact, but screw tops, I believe, go back to colonial times. In Europe, I'm thinking it was even before that. However, they did become more popular in the 20s and you'll find tons of bottles with screw tops from the 20s to this day. The color of your bottle is amazing though.
I've used warm water and it worked just fine. Glues on older labels were usually sparsely applied... especially on return bottles. They stripped the label off of the old bottles, refilled them and applied a new label. It was much cheaper to do it that way than to produce a new bottle each time...
That "O So Good" soda bottle is mint! The ACL looks it just came out of the warehouse. That's a real keeper and don't let it go. Condition a big chunk of its value, regardless of the city. You did really well with that one.
I've never come across one before. I have clear, aqua and amber. Your bottle, IMHO, is not ordinary. Whomever the manufacturer was, they had to have money. The color of the glass is very telling and they certainly had the confidence to create that color and to be able to sell it. May have been a...
Thanks, Dewfus. Since the Covid 19 outbreak I've been pretty cloistered. Got out a few times, real short and have some footage, but not enough to make a good vid. I'll probably do a recap vid soon showing my favorite finds.