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  1. 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...
  6. 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.
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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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    Thanks for the feedback, sandchip. I acquired...

    Thanks for the feedback, sandchip. I acquired that bottle in Guyana a good while ago. I had been picking out 1700s bottles from a dealer. I finished with a few dollars still in my pocket. I was...
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    Right you are. Henry Ricketts of Bristol in 1821...

    Right you are. Henry Ricketts of Bristol in 1821 was granted a patent on a 3-piece mold machine. That machine changed the industry.

    189612 189613
  18. Sandchip makes a good point. I looked for base...

    Sandchip makes a good point. I looked for base wear on the jars in the images I posted with mixed results. Some had modest base wear, some had none. For example, of the two amber jars I posted,...
  19. What a lovely little jar. My guess is that it is...

    What a lovely little jar. My guess is that it is French, and fairly early, as these jars go. Most of the jars I have have a disc pontil scar, rather than a glass-tipped scar. This little jar has...
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    I recall some speculation that the "K" version...

    I recall some speculation that the "K" version was made at the Kentucky Glass Works.
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    How about an image of your bottle? The...

    How about an image of your bottle?

    The earliest "onions" date to the late 1600s, but the vast majority of them date to the early-to-middle 1700s.

    189536 189537Dutch horse hoof.
  22. This is an unusual case bottle. The shoulders...

    This is an unusual case bottle. The shoulders are inflated, rounded, unlike the square-shouldered German bottles (see the grass-green bottle below). The corners are rounded, not sharp like early...
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    My best guess is this is a scent bottle --...

    My best guess is this is a scent bottle -- lavender, rosewater, etc. Popular in England near the TOC20.
  24. That's interesting. I have a black (olive-amber)...

    That's interesting. I have a black (olive-amber) example with || on the label side. I have no idea about such marks other than possible mold-marks.

    189447 189448 189449 189450
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    I suspect that WesternPA has it right . . . the...

    I suspect that WesternPA has it right . . . the reference is to a "registered" brand or trademark. Imitations and knock-offs were rife in the later 1800s.
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