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    Since it's hand blown, would that place it...

    Since it's hand blown, would that place it earlier than I thought, possibly to pre WW1? I am leaning towards german in origin, Kummel is actually spelled with an umlaut (double dot) over the 'u'.
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    Sandchip, Thanks for the explanation. Yes, that...

    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...
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    unusual base?

    I have come across this base before, but don't know how the item was produced.189432
    It doesn't look like a pontil, it seems to be kind of swirled.189433 This happens to be the base of a...
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    Sandchip, thanks for the pictures. I have seen...

    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...
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    Usually, cisterns in towns were used until the...

    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...
  6. Love those local meds, especially when they show...

    Love those local meds, especially when they show up in unexpected places. Here's some info about S.B. Carpenter i got from Johnnie Fletcher's Arkansas Bottle Book.
    183452
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    Is your solomon's the variant with apostrophe...

    Is your solomon's the variant with apostrophe before or after the 'S'? Either way, a beautiful bottle.
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    Great looking bottle. What does all the embossing...

    Great looking bottle. What does all the embossing say? I can only make out part of the middle line. Did you find it locally?
  9. Welcome to the forum, Benny. What side of the...

    Welcome to the forum, Benny. What side of the lakes are you on? I'm in Murray.
    Tim
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    Thanks for the responses. All good ideas, I'm...

    Thanks for the responses. All good ideas, I'm leaning toward mold repair, since the impression on the left side (first picture) have what looks like pins that would hold an inserted piece of metal...
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    Unusual Peptenzyme

    Still digging in the 1920's dump & came across this cobalt Peptenzyme. Not that unusual except for the mold marks on the sides.
    This is a BIM, so would the marks on the sides be from a snap case,...
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    Heinz pepper sauce 140

    I've been digging a 1920's local dump and have come across a new-to-me heinz bottle. Base #140 is listed as an 8 oz Pepper Sauce, made between 1910 - 1934. BIM 1910 to 1912, then ABM after 1912. ...
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    Try here: https://sha.org/bottle/

    Try here: https://sha.org/bottle/
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    Here is one from the '50s. Local bottler about...

    Here is one from the '50s. Local bottler about 100 miles from Nashville.177399
  15. Why would there be a cork in a crown top?

    Why would there be a cork in a crown top?
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    Probably dug with broken tops, so someone cut...

    Probably dug with broken tops, so someone cut them off to use as vases or glasses. Had the tops also been ground?
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    my number - 76

    my number - 76
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    I agree with RCO. It seems that every small town...

    I agree with RCO. It seems that every small town in the country had a local bottler at some time between the 1870's & the 1950's. Some of my favorite finds are from towns that are no longer big...
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    Try the north american artifact thread on...

    Try the north american artifact thread on treasurenet.com. There seem to be some knowledgeable artifact collectors on there.
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    https://sha.org/bottle/glassmaking.htm#Keyed and...

    https://sha.org/bottle/glassmaking.htm#Keyed and Hinge molds
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    Here is the newer, common one. I think the body...

    Here is the newer, common one. I think the body is the same. Applied lip, key mold.172318 Embossing on this one is kinda light.172319 172320
  22. Here are some things I have found out about...

    Here are some things I have found out about Greensboro Pepsi. I used the Greensboro business & city directories & other sources found on the web.
    1. 1913-1914 Greensboro business directory lists...
  23. Thanks, Creek, for the cleaning tip. That would...

    Thanks, Creek, for the cleaning tip. That would be safer & cheaper than the oxalic acid for the rust.
  24. Thanks for the info. Thats the price range I...

    Thanks for the info. Thats the price range I suspected. Some case wear & a few scratches, but nothing seriously wrong. I can get rid of the rust & stains. I'll keep looking for some history. Can...
  25. PEPSI:cola embossed from Greensboro, N.C.

    Can anyone give some history on this bottle? I picked it up this weekend at a flea market in Louisville. It is ABM. Only thing on the bottom is a B at 12:00 & a 1 at 6:00. The prices on e-bay are...
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