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    Wow, nice undamaged lip. Those lips are so...

    Wow, nice undamaged lip. Those lips are so fragile, and out there as a challenge to an icepick.
  2. Lucina Cordial, or, Elixir of Love

    Well the national new was a little rough today. So here is this bottle. But it needs to be full, everyone take a swig.
    (Love the paper thin lip)
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    DrGrath's Electric Oil

    Here is another in the electrically treated family of meds.
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    By today's standards electricity seems so...

    By today's standards electricity seems so commonplace, we all were born and raised in the electric world. But in the pontil age, hardly anyone knew much about it. It was the great mystery to the...
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    From what I can gather, the idea of electrically...

    From what I can gather, the idea of electrically treated miracle goop was much in vogue early on. it was a practice to stick a couple electrodes in some fluid, give it a zap. The net effect on the...
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    Wow, with that color, do you think it was gold...

    Wow, with that color, do you think it was gold they used as the coloring agent?
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    N W Seat

    Tiny little bottle, I bet it doesn't hold a tablespoon and a half. The embossing reads: N W Seat MD (backward S)

    Negative Electric Fluid

    New York
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    Norwood's

    The Norwood's Tinct. V. Viride is a strange example to be in the color section. The glass is clear flint, which in itself is an unusual thing for this time period. But in the clear flint is a...
  9. A gift bottle, and the story that goes with it.

    About forty years ago, a friend of mine was hiking the mountains near a mother lode gold mine. On the face of a cut bank was a partially eroded out two gallon bucket that looked to have been placed...
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    An amazing piece. If the glass was any thick,...

    An amazing piece. If the glass was any thick, annealing would really tough to do. I used to do fire assaying which produces glass in the form of slag, non annealed. Touch it when cool and blam,...
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    I love glass bottles that are full of tiny...

    I love glass bottles that are full of tiny bubbles. I think Don Ho sang about such glass. Love the great mouth too. (on the jar,, not Don Ho)
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    Well, This is a fine pickle we've gotten ourselves into,,

    This pontil was never in the ground.
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    Sunlight from the front

    Yep front sun light helped a lot. Took some experimenting with angles to lose the wash out. But here it is again.
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    Thanks, I'm happy to try that

    Thanks, I'm happy to try that
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    Another Mortimore

    This one matches the other Mortimore for top shelfishness. I'm still trying for photo techniques that don't suck so much. This represents a new method, where the glass isn't washed out, but detail...
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    Three T & M (Taylor and Moore)

    The three pomade bottles are, green, standard aqua, and a light powder blue
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    McLeans Volcanic Oil Liniment

    This one had the original contents and seal, but no label. The content was very dark, so much so that the glass color couldn't be seen. The cork was leaky, so out the contents came. I was delighted...
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    Wowiee, that's a screamer

    Wowiee, that's a screamer
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    closeups are good

    Okay, which is your good side?
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    Play ahead, forums are for everyone. And I'll be...

    Play ahead, forums are for everyone. And I'll be glad to see other stuff.
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    colors continue

    Crisp and bright
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    color time

    The bed bugs don't have a chance.
  23. forgot the lip pic

    what a lip
  24. Comstock and Brother

    The poor brother, didn't even get name recognition.
  25. 15 Cents!! If I had a time machine, I'd go back...

    15 Cents!! If I had a time machine, I'd go back to 1850, with a few bucks, buy a killer collection. Oh, and here is an empty Howe and Stevens, so that folks can get the sense of your glass. It...
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