I just hose them off (the filthy ones) and gently wipe off the dirt the hose didn't remove and it's never affected the paint.
It also brings out the animal urine smell if any of them are tainted, and I throw them out.
Nice pics, JKL.
I wouldn't do it. I found some ACL milk bottles in an abandoned house attic. I put them in a tub of water with bleach added to sterilize and soak the disgusting urine/crap that was inside the bottles due to mice/rats using them for homes over the years. The ACL's disappeared. It really...
Boy, a couple of those acl photos look very familiar for some reason (lol).
If interested, here's the backside of the first Rummy acl you posted. Also a photo of the base embossing and another of the Glenshaw bottle date code on the lip of the bottle: Letter L for 1940.
You're talking about thousands upon thousands upon thousands of bottles to catalog from all those cities and areas you mention.
There is the Ohio Bottle Book you can buy from the Ohio Bottle Club which would help some with the Ohio cities you are interested in.
You can try to search the...