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Was walking lots today after 3 days of rain. Found a tiny Boericke & Tafel medicine bottle. I know B&T had several pharmacies in Philly in the late 1800s and early 1900s, so I'm guessing it's from...
The stoppers tend to outlive their decanters. I find 'em in milk glass too.
Found this bottle at a partial basement excavation site yesterday.
Amber, BIM, embossed: "Minnequa Water Bradford Co PA"
Flat base, no pontil.
What I know:
• Minnequa Spring was...
04-05-2019, 04:00 PM
Wow, beautiful! Never seen one of those salt-glazed jugs complete.
Thanks guys. Was surprised to find it intact. Am guessing the soft ashy fill protected it.
Was digging at a new site today. Not the honey hole i'd hoped, but there was some cool stuff. The best was this complete Crosse & Blackwell Anchovy Paste pot. Am guessing 1880s.
03-14-2019, 06:54 PM
Nice! The embalmer's is a win for sure. That Rail & Harbor milk might be worth something too.
Your "Gack" is as good as mine.;)
Found 2 complete bottles today—
A squat blob embossed "James Connor Philada" (JC on the reverse) and a stoneware beer stamped "FRED GACK" <?>
From A History of York County, 1907
C.A. Morris, druggist, founded 1823. Merged into Wm. Smith & Co. some time in the 1850s (possibly 1857).
These are all great—Screwtop's backlit Hutch and Leon's ambers are stunners.
My current fave...
Milk glass votive fragment. Unfortunately the candle holder and base are both absent. I'm guessing 1880–1920(?).
Dug today. Not rare but a first for me.
1963 Bireley orange soda 12 oz.
Went back the next day, but crews had hauled the earth pile away.
Crews have been bulldozing a long-abandoned RR line and the adjacent lot. Found a 4" ABM Bromo with the reversed "Z" mould error. I know Bromos are super common, but thought the error was...
Thanks guys! I knew I'd get some great info.
Spirit Bear —There's no volume embossed on it, so pre-1913.
And UncleBruce's info puts it no earlier than 1897.
Roadside find. ABM crown, American Brewing Co–Phila. Google shows American Brewing Co breweries in lots of cities, so I figure it's common. Even so, any info on time period appreciated.
Another day, another marble.
True. My wife's made it the window bottle in her office.
Returned to the site and found a blue ceramic Bennington marble...
So cool, following these grassy deer trails back into the woods of history.
Thx for the research, OW.