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    It's a cologne bottle, probably French or...

    It's a cologne bottle, probably French or English. Nice find.
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    Nhpharm gives pragmatic advice. I assumed that...

    Nhpharm gives pragmatic advice. I assumed that otto has some personal reason to want to restore the lip.

    This is a late bottle, much later than the era of pontil scars. The bottoms of such...
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    Art glass may have a ground pontil scar, but not...

    Art glass may have a ground pontil scar, but not utility bottles like this one.

    Repairs like this would require might be done with casting resin or colorless 5-minute epoxy. You can try to match...
  4. I didn't realize that the forum protected itself...

    I didn't realize that the forum protected itself like that, sorry about the link. Yes, it is an impressive collection of (relatively) late sodas and mineral waters, mostly Codds and no crown tops. ...
  5. I believe you, brother, when you say you are not...

    I believe you, brother, when you say you are not having much luck. Check out this British collection: http://www.britishbottleforum.co.uk/showthread.php?26941-A-Collection
  6. Thanks, NHPharm. With the Japanese post-1911...

    Thanks, NHPharm. With the Japanese post-1911 crown cap bottles and the British applied crown lip imports pre-1920s, the crown top story is a complicated one. Having admitted that, I still maintain...
  7. Thank you for the research. I particularly...

    Thank you for the research. I particularly enjoyed reading about the Japanese bottle archaeology. I abstracted a few items from that PDF which address the keys to identifying of some of these...
  8. Well now, can you please post some images of...

    Well now, can you please post some images of European and Asian crown lip bottles from your BC dumps. The ynetnews story is mildly interesting, but no crown lip bottles are evident in the images.
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  9. Crown lips are an American invention, and a North...

    Crown lips are an American invention, and a North American phenomenon. They are not at all common in Europe or Asia in the early 20th Century.
  10. I think the round bottom started as an approach...

    I think the round bottom started as an approach to insuring storage on the bottles' side to keep the cork wet. I'm not certain to what degree the rounded bottom became a tradition with ginger ale.
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  11. Here's an example: 190329 190330

    Here's an example:

    190329 190330
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    These are more typical colors: 190294190295

    These are more typical colors:

    190294190295
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    190227

    190227
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    I have used this plastic, dissolved in acetone,...

    I have used this plastic, dissolved in acetone, for many types of fossils. (I have used it successfully on Silurian-age shales with brachiopods, for example.) It penetrates well, and in the proper...
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    Here is a workable technique for consolidating...

    Here is a workable technique for consolidating fossils.

    Polyurethane will not give the desired penetration of the fossil. This resin is very difficult to remove. Putting polyurethane on a fossil...
  16. Good story . . . I wish you several more...

    Good story . . . I wish you several more half-gallons! :eek:
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    It won't hold water?!!! Put it on a shelf and...

    It won't hold water?!!! Put it on a shelf and admire it from a distance.
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    Don't do anything to the bottle! Clearly, the...

    Don't do anything to the bottle! Clearly, the piece has been skillfully (professionally?) restored. This appears to be a museum restoration. Messing with it now risks returning it to pieces.
  19. I agree with Dan -- bumping into a submerged tree...

    I agree with Dan -- bumping into a submerged tree in blackwater is a jarring experience. It always resulted in a jolt of adrenaline, though the trees never did any more than startle me. Blackwater...
  20. Note that I didn't say anything about direction,...

    Note that I didn't say anything about direction, coming or going, of a motorboat on the surface above. That was deliberate because I understand the physics of sound propagation in water.

    I've hit...
  21. I'm dubious about JerryN's advice. The sound of...

    I'm dubious about JerryN's advice. The sound of boat traffic is unmistakable under water. You can hear a boat motor approaching, hear it overhead, hear it leaving.

    There is one reliable way to...
  22. One tip for you is: use extra lead weights. You...

    One tip for you is: use extra lead weights. You don't want neutral buoyancy in a river current -- you want to stay on the bottom. You want to anchor yourself while digging in the sediments. There...
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    I recall reading on the 'net interesting...

    I recall reading on the 'net interesting litigation about this Fig Syrup (which upon analysis contained no fig component).
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    Start with CLR, move on to oxalic acid, then...

    Start with CLR, move on to oxalic acid, then muriatic acid. As long as there is no paint on the bottle, the glass will not be affected by these acids.
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    On the origin of the pickle jar, I have an...

    On the origin of the pickle jar, I have an impression different from CanadianBottles. I just looked at several of these jars on my shelf, and I think this jar is not USA-produced. It's mostly...
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