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  1. RelicRaker

    Tell me this isn't the smallest bottle you've ever seen.

    Nice! Here's my smallest dug bottle.
  2. RelicRaker

    tools & equipment for beginners

    I don't go out without decent gloves and a 3-prong hand rake in my dig bag. I also keep a short-handle shovel, spade, and a dirt sifter in the car. Best of luck!
  3. RelicRaker

    BIM mucilage & inkwell

    Dodged the storms to rescue a few items from a late 1880s site. No embossing.
  4. RelicRaker

    Sperm Sewing Machine Oil

    It's been slow this year but happened upon this little whale oil and it cleaned up nice.
  5. RelicRaker

    My Only Open Pontil Is a Slick

    Was culling my slicks and somehow overlooked the base on this one. I dig almost solely 1875 and later stuff, so I never expect to see an open pomtil. Gues this one's a keeper now. lol
  6. RelicRaker

    Fence insulator?

    I find these in my local creek. Suspected they may be insulators, been using them as display pedestals for my bottle/marble collection. PS I do know the item treeguyfred was referring to—I had those on the last house I owned, which was built in the 20s.
  7. RelicRaker

    Rare Hutch? (help)

    Thx Robby. Recently dug a Philly mug-base Hutch rated Rare in Hutchbook, and Ron at HB said they knew examples existed, but mine was the 1st they'd seen. Seems to jibe with 20–40 known. Planeguy2 - congrats on the pickup! There are bargains out there for sure.
  8. RelicRaker

    Can You ID this Lid's Maker?

    Found this fruit jar lid today. It has the following 3 patent dates: PATD JAN 5.75 • REISD JUNE 5.77 • PATD APR 25.82 Any thoughts on brand or maker welcome! Thx
  9. RelicRaker

    Signs of Life

    Went back to the site and rescued this pony beer: BURKHARDT/ PHILADA
  10. RelicRaker

    Hi! Need info about a beautiful inkwell

    Nice sheared lip, pen-rest, ink. I love this design, and have seen English mudlarks & bottle diggers find them regularly. Glasshouses churned these out in quantity (even the sheared lip was a step-saver, no tooling req'd). So there are lots out there.
  11. RelicRaker

    Signs of Life

    Fred – Sorry to hear. Yoiu guys got more snow—and we've had rain lately. It's a muddy mess, but it's navigable. It's definitely slowed me down. Looking forward to spring.
  12. RelicRaker

    Help with Historical Information

    Cool finds! Elsinore Perfume Co. appears in books & industry journals 1903–1910 or so, if that helps.
  13. RelicRaker

    Bucketlisters

    The Lee & Son druggist w/ m&p graphic is a sweet find! Abt 1890 from the looks. GL&HH
  14. RelicRaker

    Signs of Life

    Returned to the site this afternoon, but the pickins were slim. Found this patterned glass extract— The "spine" on the reverse is raised... And a couple of lids (a salt-glazed sugar lid, and glass fruit jar seal, "THE NEW PARAGON")
  15. RelicRaker

    Slicks Too Pretty to Toss

    Leon - I give aaway dozens of smaller slicks to friends. Before the Coronavirus, I used to hand them out at readings and events.
  16. RelicRaker

    Some Philly Pharmacies

    Thanks, Fred. The Heintzelmann is a beauty, as is the Kelly (smaller m&p). They're not super rare, being from Philly. The Stadelman is an Ardmore bottle, and I do hear that one's desirable. Yeh, I love the scripted ones, they are timeles. I also have s Scranton Rx with a backward "S" in Scranton.
  17. RelicRaker

    Some Philly Pharmacies

    So rare to get good sun this winter, thought I'd create a labeled image of my dug pharmacies. Can post pics of individual bottles on request.
  18. RelicRaker

    F. Brown's

    Anything with a pontil predates my Browns (from the 1880s). Great pickup!

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