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    RE: How to dig a still standing privy.

    I once dug a standing privy that's pit was crammed with TOC(Turn Of the 20th Century) blob beers. I dug down next to the back and tunneled in.
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    RE: Abandoned House

    What was the man thinking? The interior walls would need to be gutted anyway, and new electrical and plumbing systems after that? SOP for older buildings. Was he just gonna move in as-is?
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    Phoenix flask rescued from the ruins

    This 1 pint face embossed Phoenix flask was dug in a privy in Sacramento a few years ago, barely ahead of the demolition crew.

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    RE: Virginia City Nevada Lid

    Oddly enough, but a friend and I dug a small pit here in Sacramento, CA, that held 2 of those lids, plus several VC pharmacies. Go figure. Why did those bottles and lids end up down here? I can only...
  5. Thread: Auction win !

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    RE: Auction win !

    I dug two of those last year. Sold both reasonably and I believe that one ended up in the auction. Good score, Andy.
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    RE: privy keepsfilling with water

    Hoyt's? Fillerin. Too new and waste of effort.
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    RE: Baltimore Pontiled Pickle

    Same here, seen it and handled it a few times. It is something special and absolutely should go home to Baltimore.
  8. RE: Privy Dig, 1700's to early 1800's Charleston..

    WOW! How much fun was that? Excellent vid but I cringed at the digger's lack of gloves and use of crude scratcher in that ancient glass. Tools with much more finesse have since been introduced, but...
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    RE: Italian Soda Water #2

    You know I love those Italians. Dug several, not wise enough to save even one.
  10. Thread: Cundurango

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    RE: Cundurango

    I believe it to be an illusion, Eric. All are products of the San Francisco Glass Works.
  11. Thread: Cundurango

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    RE: Cundurango

    Despite the bottle being originally distributed in Sacramento few have been dug here. I have found one in town and a few in outlying towns. The areas where they seem to have been heavily distributed...
  12. Thread: Cundurango

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    Cundurango

    Here are couple of my Cundurango bottles. The definition of what the word Cundurango follows..Cun`du*ran"go (k?n`d?-r?n"g?), n. (Med.) The bark of a South American vine ( Gonolobus Condurango) of...
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    RE: Iron Pontiled Hostetters? (ended)

    No IP. Like Chris said, the green ones aren't pontilled, only the big early ambers come occasionally with IP.
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    RE: Corset Waisted Scroll

    Jim, is the Gardner identifying sticker intact? Without it the what provenance is there that the bottle came from his collection?
  15. Thread: G.Gent N-YORK

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    RE: G.Gent N-YORK

    Super nice soda! Yeah, "The M" has been good for all of us over the decades.
  16. RE: question for long time posters on this site.

    I first collected Indian artifacts, but one day in 1962 some of us rode our bikes across the river into what was known then as the "West End", a part of Sacramento that had become derelict central....
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    RE: J. Boardman & Co (puce)

    Under the New York Hotel on Front between J & K Sts. Huge cistern packed with bottles. Many Eastern and a few local sodas along with a busted cobalt Wynkoops Sarsaparilla and the cobalt drapery ink....
  18. RE: question for long time posters on this site.

    I tried to post a sensible response to your original query, but was pointedly ignored as you continued your nonsensical rant about perceived "internet terrorists" on this site. I guess that I could...
  19. RE: question for long time posters on this site.

    In the earliest days of Sacramento there was a real problem with cross contamination between wells, cisterns and adjacent privies. Cholera, typhus, and other diseases devastated the early population....
  20. Thread: New Habit

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    RE: New Habit

    I have the same addiction, EAG. Those are sweet.
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    RE: J. Boardman & Co (puce)

    I dug that exact bottle, or one very similar, in Old Sac at that same time. Sold way back then for just a hundred bucks. More than one puce Boardman sodas came from the oldest part of River City.
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    RE: brick lined privy

    BOOM, BABY!! Maybe jimmartin should hook up with "American Diggers" and show 'em how it's done. I can see it now, episode 23, "A parged privy produces".[8D]
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    RE: brick lined privy

    I agree with Rick. Pay attention to diggers with experience and you just might learn something. Stop being argumentative, get off your "high horse" and come down to reality.
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    RE: First dig in a while

    Way too hot to dig out West at this time of year. Get out whenever you can.
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    Bottle of wine

    Not a new find, just one that has been sitting in the cool basement for some years. Vintage 1911 3/4 pint bottle of A.P.Hotaling's California Zinfandel with full to the neck contents that is now...
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