Pretty interesting story. I have no idea whether the witch bottle narrative is true. But it's a sweet bottle regardless. Enjoy!
i'm guessing it's some sort of decanter? Amazing it survived intact. Very, very faint embossing on the base saying "Patented" and "July 21" but completely unreadable year. No other embossing. Smooth base. 8" tall, 6 12" diameter at the base. Enjoy!
Any idea what this is? I'm thinking some sort of insulator sort of thing. Found at a construction site that's got a lot of TOC shards. It's solid glass, maybe 2" high.
First image is of the top, then the body (bisected by a hole), then the base with a sort of kick-up.
Just posted a thread in Digging and Finding, but thought I'd do so here as well. Will be in Bermuda in late June for the Newport-Bermuda sailboat race and would love to meet up with Bermuda collectors to see your collection, or better yet, get in a dig or a dive. Thanks. Andy
Hi everyone. I know it's not bottles, but it's still cool old stuff coming out of the ground, so close enough. Did you see this story? Freakin' incredible. What would I give . . . http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/25/us/california-gold-discovery/index.html?hpt=us_t3
Hi everyone. Dug about 1/2 of a small RI druggist today, and wanted to see if it was known before discarding. It's embossed S. W. Himes & Co., People's Pharmacy, Phenix R.I. Taylor, or others, do you know of it?
Military guy, assigned in RI, willing to travel, interested in pre-1900 dump or privy digging. Been doing this off and on for a long time, but it's been way too long since I've done any digging and I'm starting to feel the diggin fever again!
So - I've always been curious - with all the privy dippin' that was going on in the old days, what'd they do with the night soil? Wherever they put it must be absolutely loaded with bottles.
I've been told it was used for fill and whatnot. If that's so, shouldn't urban reclamation projects...
I don't recall having seen a discussion on GPRs on this site before.
I'm considering getting one. Probing large country lots, especially here in rocky New England, is just too difficult. Does anyone out there use one? If so, how has it worked for you? Do you have a brand/model...
I came across this feature at a construction site here in in a city Rhode Island. It's obviously man-made. As you'll hopefully be able to see from the series of pictures I'll post, it's square, about 4' per side, and appears to have a large slate cap across the top. I tried probing...
Hi all. Can anyone give me info on this 6" tall cylinder - looks to be 1870ish - possible iron pontil on base, though no iron residue remains.
Sorry - no pix - if it's crucial to providing info I'll try to take and attach, though I'm pretty much a technological dolt (and proud of it).
Hi all. I don't post much, but I visit the site often and enjoy reading the stories and looking at the bottles. I especially enjoyed the thread where people are posting pics of their best bottles. Some of them are unbelieveable!
Anyway, in the same spirit, I thought it might be fun to...