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Agree with those who posted on the left and middle bottles.
Dominion Glass bottles with a single digit on the base are almost always pre-1940 based on my observations. I would guess late 1930's...
Thanks for the info Canadacan... and nice collection!
I will keep you in mind if I find any more of either bottle.
Actually, I'm just across the river from you. However, this particular dig...
If there is no maker's mark, then you would need to research which company Pond's contracted to make their jars. Some large companies actually bought machines and made their own. Once you figure that...
Good research. Owens-Illinois introduced Duraglass in 1940, so it must date from 1940 or later. There was some overlap in switching from single digit to two digit date codes. Beer and soda bottles...
Yeah, I'm only familiar with the later designs for Whistle. I did search Google, but I could only find the smaller (6.5 oz) version of this particular bottle. I did come across one 32 ounce that was...
05-15-2019, 02:05 PM
They're decently attractive as far as modern bottles go. I used to drink it fairly often in my late teens, but I didn't bother saving any. I'd agree there's some potential collectibility. Given the...
Dug the other day... any info appreciated. Shown with Felix (10 oz?) bottle. Both were dug in the same area, but I think the Whistle is the oldest of the two.
It's prime digging season here. Finally starting to dry out and not too overgrown yet. Already had encounters with bees and mosquitoes, though.
In a month or so the blackberries will be thick and...
04-30-2019, 12:06 AM
I've found the small version in clear, dated 1945 and made by Owens-Illinois. Same texture, same everything except for the color. I'd assumed mine was soda, but I'm just guessing.
I was surprised...
That style of maple syrup bottle was registered in 1933 (the base should say "RD 1933"), but they didn't switch to a screw top until many years later. The early ones had a crown top and thicker glass...
02-26-2019, 11:08 PM
Yeah, that's pretty much my thoughts. There was lots of evidence of 60's stuff and not much else, including on the fill wall beside the road.
What I do know is that this road didn't exist in...
02-26-2019, 10:25 PM
I haven't been back to this place in over a month, but here's one bottle I didn't post before.
It appears to be a miniature whiskey bottle with a (crude) tooled top and a rounded base. It's just...
02-26-2019, 10:22 PM
Did you happen to know Wayne J. Wagar? Sadly it appears he passed away not long ago, but he had an impressive collection of Vancouver Island and BC bottles that he dug. I did not know him, but I...
02-26-2019, 08:22 PM
I was out following some leads on Sunday and I located a town dump that dates back to 1922. I poked around a bit and dug a couple feet down, but didn't find much more than 1960's shards. I found some...
02-17-2019, 02:12 AM
Yeah, you're right. The most likely dumping spots near the center of towns are already built over top of. I generally look within a 1-mile radius of the main intersection. I know of two dumps that go...
02-16-2019, 08:59 PM
That's what I was hoping, but I've dated this place to 1947 based on a newspaper article I found.
02-16-2019, 08:56 PM
You're both kind of right. Most of what I find here is junk. I leave 95% of it, and I probably still take more than I should.
Yes, I find loads of ketchup bottles and those round whiskey bottles...
Seems like it would be more difficult to recycle, too.
02-05-2019, 05:15 PM
You have a really nice collection, Spirit Bear.
It's a shame you have to part with it.
A few things I wouldn't mind having, but the cost of international shipping and currency conversion...
01-19-2019, 11:39 PM
It's a Hiram Walker & Sons whiskey bottle from Canada. I'm not sure how long they were made like this, but I'm guessing it's from the 1930's-40's. I dug one like it in a 1940's dump.
01-08-2019, 03:23 AM
Thanks for the info, I did not know they were local. I'm a fan of the design, too.
What areas of BC did you dig in? I live in Abbotsford and I mainly dig within an hour's drive of here (so...
01-04-2019, 12:58 AM
Yes, Geo. O. Hill was a Winnipeg druggist according to my research.
As for how it found its way here, I haven't the faintest clue.
01-03-2019, 01:39 AM
I found my first one the other day! As soon as I realized what it was, I remembered your post.
The bottom says "Porlip Oval Reg'd '37".
I looked up Porlip Oval on Google...
01-02-2019, 02:05 AM
Those are some nice sodas and beers. Hard to believe they were left, though perhaps they're common for that area. As mentioned, any damage, even a small chip will turn off many diggers unless it's a...
12-30-2018, 01:49 PM
Congrats, those are some nice bottles. It's amazing that you basically stumbled onto them like that - you make it seem too easy!
Embossed sodas are extremely rare finds around here. The few I do...