This is a hard to find variant and a gorgeous piece of old glass.
I have one of these on my wish list, but I don't think I can afford
the number this variant is gonna get.
hello jk. one place you may wish to start is by finding your localities Sanborn maps. these are generally 1890's to 1920's and were laid out for the use by insurance companies. if you can be persistent, you can obtain these free online. I will include one from my local area.
good luck my...
time to locate the nearest bottle club and get a better knowledge base. as has been posted, it
may not be of benefit to you to tumble a $10.00 bottle. get on the internet and learn what you can
about what you have in your inventory so you can make informed decisions. bottle collecting is an...
This example appears quite green in my pics, but is actually an
olive amber. It's about mint with some nice base wear. I bought
it from a dealer in Hawaii on a Wednesday night and it was delivered to my
door on Saturday. Don't usually buy this type, but it was a color I didn't have.
got this last week online. we dig primarily in the coal regions and
very very rarely do we dig inks. My guess is that digging a lot of
miners homes in coal country, a large percentage of the people
couldn't read or write..... we've dug a few pontiled Hover Inks, but
that's about it ( out of...
These early glassworks, in general, had a short life. before coal became the heat source,
they had to burn hardwoods. the temps were hard to control / maintain. it was also very
dangerous. This led to many glasshouses burning down.
I recently purchased an early Swaim's Panacea which I believe may
have been made at the Kensington Glass works. This is a very early embossed
medicine. I recall seeing a newspaper advertisement for this product dated 1828.
It's quite an interesting history. I wasn't aware that it began as...
I read somewhere that these are among the earlier embossed medicines.
Could be from the Kensington Glass works in the Philadelphia area.
this is one heavy chunk of glass. I'm guessing it could be used as a weapon in
case of emergency.......
That's a local soda for me. I've dug several over the years. The iron pontil examples are
significantly more valuable. if you are looking for a value, it's kinda hard to tell in
the environment today. your example looks as though someone let the tumbler
run a day or two too long. my guess...
Welcome to the forum! Glad you found us.
You are outside my area of knowledge. Perhaps post in the " Soda " forum below.
The market on ACL sodas and milks has really expanded in recent years. Best of luck to
you in your journey!!
these are china souvenirs that were sold in Mauch Chunk ( Jim Thorpe today ) around the turn of the century. most of the transfers are of the switchback railroad, but some are of local landmarks. most are marked on the bottom " made in Germany ". been picking them up over the last 10 years. hard...