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  1. Seems to me perhaps the market is in a holding...

    Seems to me perhaps the market is in a holding pattern right now. There was a boom in antiques 5-10 years ago as baby boomer's parents passed on or went into nursing homes. Now those antiques have...
  2. Oh, that's a nice one. Thanks, Michael. :) ...

    Oh, that's a nice one. Thanks, Michael. :)

    Chlorate Potash Tablets, it appears to say. I imagine these bottle could have held almost anything, though.

    I would guess these are on the early end...
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    Wow, how time flies. I didn't realize it had been...

    Wow, how time flies. I didn't realize it had been over a month since I posted in this thread. I have been back there a few times since I last updated.

    I finally found an intact Atlas E-Z Seal...
  4. Wow, there are sure a lot of those pharmacy...

    Wow, there are sure a lot of those pharmacy bottles in that place. Great finds.
  5. Yeah, I used to use Scotch Brite on almost all of...

    Yeah, I used to use Scotch Brite on almost all of my bottles before I realized it could scratch. It took me a while to notice the scratches, because they are not obvious unless you hold the bottle in...
  6. I'd like to see any other examples of this...

    I'd like to see any other examples of this bottle, as I can't find any online. This may be helpful for others who come across this thread, as well. :)
  7. Thanks guys. Yes, after some research it...

    Thanks guys. Yes, after some research it definitely appears to be Whitall Tatum and 1901-1924.



    Apparently, before 1901 they used an ampersand (&) between the "W. T." and "Co", so any bottle...
  8. Small oval bottle that stands upside down

    Found this a few months back, never did figure out what it was used for. It reminds me of Chinese medicine bottles, but I think its of western origin.

    About 2" high, embossed around the neck....
  9. Is that the same place you were digging before?...

    Is that the same place you were digging before? Either way, pretty nice finds.
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    I suspected it might be European... I know that...

    I suspected it might be European... I know that certain bottles over there were made with the older techniques later than in NA, which might account for the crudeness. It felt like there was some...
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    Any guesses on the age? Not much I can add....

    Any guesses on the age?

    Not much I can add. The glass has an uneven texture and there are no mold seams visible. The base is marked only with the number 557 and a "C".

    I think (not sure) it...
  12. Real nice haul, and great job finding it.

    Real nice haul, and great job finding it.
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    I dug one of those lids yesterday... wondered...

    I dug one of those lids yesterday... wondered what it came from.<br>
  14. I dug up a Jewel lid the other day. It is clear...

    I dug up a Jewel lid the other day. It is clear glass (ignore the yellowish hue in the picture).

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    I don't know which size jar it goes with. It measures about 75 mm across. Unsure if this...
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    Nov 18: Was exploring in the same general area,...

    Nov 18: Was exploring in the same general area, about 0.5 km from the last dump. Followed a stream into a grove of cedar trees where I found several more dumps with mostly 60's and 70's junk, rusted...
  16. My guess would be 1930's-40's, as well. A picture...

    My guess would be 1930's-40's, as well. A picture of the base would be helpful.

    In what area did you find it?

    I find a lot of gin bottles where I live, but mainly the Gordon's ones.
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    Okay, thanks for the info. I will definitely go...

    Okay, thanks for the info. I will definitely go back there and look around some more, since I was thinking about going back anyway.
  18. I mainly consider them code for...

    I mainly consider them code for "disappointment"... because that's generally what I feel when I find a bottle with them. If nothing else it's an easy way to identify a modern dump.
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    I'd heard of The Lions before, but this was the...

    I'd heard of The Lions before, but this was the first time I'd seen an example in the wild. In fact, I've never seen that particular bottle anywhere except on this site. I'm guessing it's quite rare?...
  20. Sorry, I meant month code. The combination of...

    Sorry, I meant month code. The combination of vertical and horizontal lines was used as a month code until 1969... according the the SHA site. But yeah, it really depends on the bottle, because the...
  21. Looking at the base of bottle again, I see the...

    Looking at the base of bottle again, I see the following symbol to the left of the diamond: |_|

    Dominion used a combination of lines as date codes in the 1950's and 1960's. According to SHA, this...
  22. Yeah, you're right. I don't see any metric on...

    Yeah, you're right. I don't see any metric on there, but maybe the OP can confirm that.
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    A few smaller dumps I've discovered

    When I'm not digging at my main dump I'm on the lookout for other ones -- preferably older than 1940's, but I will dig anything up to 1950's or so. I just wanted to document some of them, starting...
  24. That would be 1969... the diamond "D" logo was...

    That would be 1969... the diamond "D" logo was out of use by 1979, and this bottle also pre-dates the metric system in Canada, which was introduced throughout the 70's.
  25. Thanks. I mean to try this method next time. ...

    Thanks. I mean to try this method next time.

    Bleach is very effective, but it does smell bad and is hazardous -- and it can wreck your clothes. If the salt and vinegar is equally effective, that...
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