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    wanted Florida sodas

    I am looking for a Fort Pierce Bottling Works/Ft. Pierce, Fla. Hutchinson stopper, a Charles Demont/Sanford, Fla. gravitating stopper, a James McHugh/Pensacola, Fla. lightning stopper, a D.T....
  2. information request on bottle found in the 1970's

    I recently acquired a bottle from my of bottle digging buddy that is having more than his share of health issues. I remember the night we found this bottle like it was yesterday. I came from a...
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    It was explained to me years ago by a wise man;...

    It was explained to me years ago by a wise man; "One man's trash is another man's treasure". After digging bottles for nearly 50 years and focusing on strictly to specific types of bottles from...
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    D.T. Sweeny

    I will keep my eyes peeled for one of the several varieties of bottles that D.T. Sweeny used. From what I know he used an amber lightning stopper bottle, a gravitating stopper bottle, a Conner...
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    Very nice Codd bottle. American Codd bottles are...

    Very nice Codd bottle. American Codd bottles are indeed rare. Slightly more common than a live dinosaur! Congratulations. I collect Florida sodas and collectors are blessed to have an occasional...
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    Based on coins we found with similar bottles in...

    Based on coins we found with similar bottles in Charleston, SC I would guess 1820 +/- 10 years. We found Spanish coins dating back to the 1780's and US coins from the first and second decade of the...
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    Coco Cola vs Coca Cola question

    The first Coco Cola Bottling Works straight sided bottle I came across was from DeLand Fla. It was advertised by the seller as a misspelled Coca Cola Bottling Works. I recently came across a...
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    lightning stopper bottle top needed

    Hello,
    I am trying to repair a lightning stopper (Carl Hutter on bottom) quart beer bottle. Apparently the wire securing the stopper to the bottle rusted enough to cause the top to break off just...
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    Need a top for repair job

    I have a A W Meyer/1885/Savannah, Ga soda with a damaged top. The bottle is a dark emerald green. I was going to attempt repairing it with epoxy but think I may be better off cutting to top off...
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    Re: It works for me !!! cleaning bottles !!

    Just a comment on my experience and kudos to Kevin. Prior to biting the bullet and buying a tumbler, cannisters and material from the Jar Doctor, I experiemented like a lot of folks. I had some...
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    black gunk removal after tumbling

    I am relatively new to bottle tumbling but slowly getting the hang of it. There is definity an "art" to it if your goal is to acheive excellent results. I am finding that whatever the black gunk is...
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    Light tumble?

    I am fairly new to the world of cleaning with a tumbler. So far a lot of practice, some good results and some not so good results. Nothing ruined so far thank goodness. Getting the right amount of...
  13. Thread: Coloring

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    RE: Coloring

    Some folks are more cunning when it comes to coloring. It seems that radiation can turn clear glass to a deep purple and some aqua bottles to some shade of amber. Very difficult to detect if you...
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    RE: tumbler need help here

    Also, your abrasive compound must be a good product. Most tumbling is done with a slow cutter to preserve embossing. Most tumbling would be done with a 1200 rated abrasive or more. A 220 abrasive...
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    RE: seller disclosing bottle condition

    I don't find tumbling a bottle in itself as dishonest or necessarily a detraction from the bottle. Afterall, a tumble using an abrasive softer than the glass removes only stains, dirt and grime. I...
  16. RE: does anyone have a picture of the jig used to cut copper pellets

    I will try to get a picture tonght but I would have to send it to your private email since I have no idea how to attach a picture to a post. I have tried and failed, I am just to dumb.

    I have...
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    RE: Cost to run a tumbler

    Thanks guys, all that math seemed real offical to my wife and I am getting out of the dog house slowly. Just for good measure I'll refrain from running the tumbler for a week or so. Thanks for your...
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    Cost to run a tumbler

    I am using a 1/2 hp single phase 115 volt electric motor to run my new tumbler set up. Has anyone know about what it cost to run a motor like this per day? My wife tells me our electric bill has...
  19. Thread: Black Gold!!

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    RE: Black Gold!!

    YOu did mighty well. All I collect is Florida sodas and Piodela hutch is one that has eluded me all these years. If you ever get tired of it please let me know.
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    RE: WH Hutchinson & sons/Chicago Ills

    Thanks fellas for the information. It is definitely a miracle something that large survived being thrown away. Great find. I think the one I found got put up somewhere when it was emptied. No...
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    WH Hutchinson & sons/Chicago Ills

    I found a large (1 gallon or so) aqua bottle embosed WH Hutchinson and Sons/Bottlers Supplies/Chcago, Ills in a junk shop the other day. Since I collect Hutchinson stopper bottles I though this was...
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    RE: seller disclosing bottle condition

    Your comments and opinions mirror my position on this issue. My only other comment based on my limited experience is tumbling a bottle is actually a reference to a process that that can vary widely...
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    RE: seller disclosing bottle condition

    If you go to ebay and search under Fla bottles, you will find a Hanne Bros/Jacksonville, Fla crown top and a Kornahrens and Wedding/Jacksonville, Fla. hutch soda. Both are common sodas in their...
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    seller disclosing bottle condition

    There are several things that can happen to an old bottle after it is unearthed. Cleaning/tumbling is one of the most common steps one takes in restoring the bottle to as close to original condition...
  25. RE: What States do not have a Colored Pontil Soda

    Florida does not have a pontiled colored soda. Actually I have never encountered an embossed Florida bottle that has a pontil. Labeled puffs from Florida towns is about as close as you get. Most...
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