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    Wow, I've definitely never seen that one before. ...

    Wow, I've definitely never seen that one before. Do you think it's American? Since you don't recognize the maker's mark, and it has metric units on it, I'm wondering if it might be from another...
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    Interesting, I've never seen that particular...

    Interesting, I've never seen that particular Allan's before. It looks like quite an early ACL.
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    Yeah I've seen these as well, I suspect they're...

    Yeah I've seen these as well, I suspect they're pretty common because I see them from time to time around Montreal, which is pretty far from Beauce.
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    Nice bottles! As far as I know "opium bottles"...

    Nice bottles! As far as I know "opium bottles" didn't actually contain opium, they contained medicine. Opium was sold in cans, and is too sticky and thick to get out of a little bottle like that. ...
  5. Fun fact about that bottle, the label design is a...

    Fun fact about that bottle, the label design is a generic design used by several different unrelated bottlers. It seems that it's just a design you could order from the glassmaker. Generic bottle...
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    That info is great, thank you! That explains why...

    That info is great, thank you! That explains why the earliest Canadian bottles anyone has been able to find have been the ACL ones. I'm quite surprised that they bothered with returning bottles...
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    My guess is some sort of toiletry product, but...

    My guess is some sort of toiletry product, but I'm really not sure. I've never seen one like that before, but I've seen the crinkly pattern used on hair product bottles before.
  8. I don't think that's a date code, the bottle...

    I don't think that's a date code, the bottle looks too early for 1968 to me. I'd guess it dates to the 30s, but no clue what the cap said. If you want to find out, soaking the cap in lemon juice...
  9. That's a nice BC 8-bubble! There definitely...

    That's a nice BC 8-bubble! There definitely aren't too many of those floating around, and yours is one of the better condition ones that I've seen. I have no idea why the Vancouver plant used that...
  10. I don't remember coming across many of any size...

    I don't remember coming across many of any size of Buchanan's bottle before, apart from some later ABM ones. I doubt it'll be that rare considering how big the company was, but since BC has some of...
  11. Those are nice fruit jars! Not ones I've ever...

    Those are nice fruit jars! Not ones I've ever come across before.
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    Wow, an American blob top bowling pin bottle! ...

    Wow, an American blob top bowling pin bottle! That's not something I've ever seen before. I'm guessing that it's some sort of soda, but Lactone is a pretty weird name for one. Can't help you on...
  13. Nice find! I certainly doubt it's common, not...

    Nice find! I certainly doubt it's common, not too many paper labels will have survived that long after all. I don't think I've seen the bottle without a label before either.
  14. For me it's Vick's first, then Milk of Magnesia,...

    For me it's Vick's first, then Milk of Magnesia, then Bromos. The Bromos aren't nearly as common up here, although it's not like they're rare or anything.
  15. I've never heard of Wheaton Village, the Wheaton...

    I've never heard of Wheaton Village, the Wheaton bottles that I've seen have only been embossed with Wheaton. It's definitely a repro I'm afraid, they made loads of them back when bottle collecting...
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    If you copy and paste it into your browser the...

    If you copy and paste it into your browser the link works, not sure why it's not showing up as active on the site.
  17. I believe that's a reproduction from the 1970s,...

    I believe that's a reproduction from the 1970s, I'm afraid. Wheaton put these out in different colours.
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    It's better to try and make it look new again,...

    It's better to try and make it look new again, but it's also really hard without putting it through a tumbling machine, which costs a fair bit if you don't have your own. That hazy appearance is...
  19. Oh yeah that's a nice ACL, I can see why it was...

    Oh yeah that's a nice ACL, I can see why it was expensive. Looks like a pretty early one too, late 30s or early 40s would be my guess, so right from the earliest days of the company.
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    I think olive oil is a pretty good guess. Nice...

    I think olive oil is a pretty good guess. Nice find!
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    Yes you're correct, I have no knowledge of any...

    Yes you're correct, I have no knowledge of any Canadian-produced Schweppes bottles of any type predating the ACL era. It's very possible that Schweppes was only available in imported bottles from...
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    Thought this was interesting too, a similar label...

    Thought this was interesting too, a similar label was being used for cans in the 70s http://www.canmuseum.com/Detail.aspx?CanID=39347&Member=
    http://www.canmuseum.com/Staging/Images/Cans/39347.jpg
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    I have one of those tonic water caps. They were...

    I have one of those tonic water caps. They were used on the Canadian ACL bottles, which is the earliest example I know of where Schweppes was bottled, rather than simply sold, in Canada. It doesn't...
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    Here's another image I found. Looks like at some...

    Here's another image I found. Looks like at some point the fountain in the red circle was replaced with a coat of arms....
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    I suspect it says "By Appointment to Her Majesty...

    I suspect it says "By Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen" in the first two lines. The words are roughly the right length and shape. I would be extremely surprised if these bottles weren't sold in...
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