This is an ever growing pictorial guide to historic treasures from a bygone era. These glass containers remind us of Breweries and Companies, some of which only linger as faded memories.
This site was made for the love of digging old bottles from privy's and dump sites. On my site you will find my published story's about many of our wonderful digging adventures,and other miscellaneous bottle related topics. Enjoy!
The Antique Pot Lid Collector was created by three specialist collectors who have a combined expertise spanning over 100 years. Andrew Alsop who specialises in Bears Grease pot lids and all Pharmaceutical items including bottles. David Treloar who specialises in all advertising pot lids, with particular speciality in American and Australian subjects. John Foumakis who specialises in muti-coloured printed pots and lids commonly referred to as Pratt types.
Documents Rhode Island bottles that RIBottleguy has found that are not listed on the Little Rhody Bottle Club's website. This includes medicine and pharmacy bottles, soda bottles (blobs and crown tops), whiskey bottles, and miscellaneous (ink, hair etc). Also available through his blogger profile page is a blog on the history of RI pharmacies and quack medicines.
Tazewell-Orange.com is a research site which specializes in the soda industry in Southwest Virginia, North East Tennessee, and Mercer County West Virginia. This area is significant for a couple of things including two towns heavily involved in the evolution of Mountain Dew, and it is still believed that Dr. Pepper had its origins in the town of Rural Retreat, VA. I was surprised by how much soda history there is in this mountainous area, and you will be as well.
This is a picture database for the 5 boroughs of New York City Bottles. While heavily centered around NYC Blobs, the site also features many other types of bottles such as flasks, medicines, and dairy bottles. In addition to a picture of every bottle on the site, extensive research was done to obtain as much information as possible about the company that made it. Privy Digging / Dump Digging / Metal Detecting info and contact info are also located on the site. It is updated fairly often so please keep visiting!
Information about rare and collectible glass bottles from a member of the glass bottle mold manufacturing industry.