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    Re: does anyone know how old this is?

    Hello; Lid is pre-1891, after that, country of origin would have to be marked, in this case, ''England''. One of the most common potlids, found throughout the English- speaking world, quite common in...
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    Re: Case Gin Alligators

    Thanks to those who responded.Still no closer to learning anything about this bottle, though. Dave
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    Re: Case Gin Alligators

    Thanks Michael. Had looked through that website previously. Some great gins there. Alligators pictured is identical to mine. Too bad no background info on it.Tried several times to get my picture up....
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    Re: Case Gin Alligators

    Hello Jim; Thanks for your reply, trying to get picture up. Have see the Africa/ African gins you mentioned, so you may well be right, however, there are no alligators in Africa, only crocodiles. Dave
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    Case Gin Alligators

    Case gin 9'' tall, mold-blown, applied lip, smooth base. Embossed ''Alligators'' on one panel.Can anyone give me info on this one? Origins, time period, etc? Cannot find anything .One of the...
  6. Thread: Christmas

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    Christmas

    HAPPY Christmas & Best wishes for 2015 to all collectors & diggers everywhere. Dave
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    Re: Cathedral Sauce Bottle in Belize

    In the UK, these bottles are called ''salad oils'' they were also used for olive oil, & vinegar. Dave
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    Re: Chick on a bike w/ a bottle... what is it?

    Is there a bottle in the picture???
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    Re: Flea Market bottle

    Re my earlier post; I should have said that blackglass sandpontilled bottles were MADE in Britain up to the early 1870s. They were often re-used at a later date to hold various contents. I have...
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    Re: Flea Market bottle

    Hello;Looks to be a British beer bottle with sand pontil, Sand pontils were in use up to the early 1870s. Nice looking bottle, not worth much money wise, as they were made in vast numbers. Good find...
  11. Thread: base of bottle

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    Re: base of bottle

    HELLO;Kilner Brothers, Conisboro, Yorkshire, England.
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    RE: Florida Water - John Taylor and Co

    Hello;

    Have dug these in Ottawa, not nearly as common as the Murray & Lanman ones though.


    Dave
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    RE: European?? Mineral Water

    I have read that Appolinaris switched from stoneware jugs to glass bottles in 1911. Around 1900 the jugs were made with crowntop closures.


    Dave
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    RE: Gettin paid to dig.

    Hello;

    Good luck with your digging. With all the abandoned properties in Detroit, there must be lots of older dumps& privies to dig.
    If I was digging in certain areas of Detroit, I'd be...
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    RE: just find

    Hello;

    Can you post a close-up picture of the potter's stamp at the base of the bottle? might help date it. These inks were made, usually in Britain , up to the 1930s.


    Dave
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    RE: Is this black glass with pontil mark?

    Hello again;

    Re my last post; I should have said the sand pontil was MADE up to the early 1870s. Bottles were often re-used, & could have been in use at a later period.

    Dave
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    RE: Is this black glass with pontil mark?

    Hello

    It's a sand pontil, which was in use up to the early 1870s,, & yes it is ''blackglass''.

    Dave
  18. Thread: Pottery bottle

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    RE: Pottery bottle

    As Trog said, a blacking pot. Some were for stove blacking, but many contained a linseed oil-based compound for preserving leather (Shoes, boots , harness, etc).

    Have seen them in 3 sizes....
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    RE: Never found one of these.

    Hello;

    It is a Chinese soy sauce pot.


    Dave
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    RE: Black Glass Bottle...New Diving Find

    I think its a Scotch whisky bottle.

    Dave
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    RE: Digging in Poland

    Hello;

    Some very nice finds, are you in an area that was formerly German?

    Best Wishes;

    Dave
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    RE: Dug my first case gin!

    When I first started digging back in the 1970s, I badly wanted to find a blown case gin. For a long time I only found cracked , broken & machinemade ones. Finally, in a circa 1910 city dump, I found...
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    RE: Toronto Diggin' in November

    Nice selection of Canadian bottles, & any dig that produces potlids is a good dig, they are few & far between in my experience.

    Good luck in the future.


    Dave
  24. Thread: Teapot

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    RE: Teapot

    Hello from Ottawa. Laxol contained castor oil, a laxative. They are attractive bottles, and can be found with cork closure & abm screwtop lips.

    Good luck in your digs.


    Dave
  25. RE: looking for and finding bottles deep in the woods

    Is that the larose forest near Ottawa?
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