Have you probed below the 1960's trash pit? They may have filled in the privy as the fill sank. That seems to be a good spot for the Privy. Also, probe around that big tree next to J. I don't think it would be on the side of the house toward the road (if that is the same road as in 1800's).
I found this pint recently, but cannot find another like it. I know Midwest Dairy is common & there have been some reproductions, but this feels & looks like the real thing. Is it so common that no one posts it, or rare? Around base - 'registered sealed 1-11-14' & thatcher makers mark. I...
I found another decanter with the swirled base in Nashville a couple of weeks ago. Why is it that when we get something interesting, but out of our collecting area, we start seeing that type of bottle everywhere? This one is amethyst, but I don't think SCA. Based on sandchip's explanation, I...
Sandchip, Thanks for the explanation. Yes, that does make sense. I wasn't sure if it was B-I-M, since the side seams go up & onto the bottom of the flare of the lip.
Etching is 'KUMMEL', a german liquor with anise & carraway seed flavor. I've never had it & don't think I'ld like it.
I have come across this base before, but don't know how the item was produced.
It doesn't look like a pontil, it seems to be kind of swirled. This happens to be the base of a decanter.
Any insight? The items maybe from the 1920's
Sandchip, thanks for the pictures. I have seen the type of top in your first two pictures, but always assumed that it was tooled tops with defects in the top of the neck caused by the tool. I learn something new every time I sign in.
Usually, cisterns in towns were used until the town got water lines to the houses. They were then either collapsed or filled in with garbage & debris. Check your town's history to find out when your area got water. No one would deliberately throw anything into their water supply, so anything...