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    Mid 1800s Glasshouse "M" Question

    Thanks for all the info. A utility bottle. Appreciate it.
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    Bears Oil, Labeled & Pontiled

    Well,,, So happy to see that label on the M bottle. I couldn't figure that one out without the label help.
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    N W Seat

    Wow, nice undamaged lip. Those lips are so fragile, and out there as a challenge to an icepick.
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    Lucina Cordial, or, Elixir of Love

    Well the national new was a little rough today. So here is this bottle. But it needs to be full, everyone take a swig. (Love the paper thin lip)
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    N W Seat

    DrGrath's Electric Oil Here is another in the electrically treated family of meds.
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    N W Seat

    By today's standards electricity seems so commonplace, we all were born and raised in the electric world. But in the pontil age, hardly anyone knew much about it. It was the great mystery to the ordinary man. Considering that, it is surprising to me that the patent medicine guys, always...
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    N W Seat

    From what I can gather, the idea of electrically treated miracle goop was much in vogue early on. it was a practice to stick a couple electrodes in some fluid, give it a zap. The net effect on the fluid was essentially zero. But it makes for interesting embossing.
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    color time

    Wow, with that color, do you think it was gold they used as the coloring agent?
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    N W Seat

    Tiny little bottle, I bet it doesn't hold a tablespoon and a half. The embossing reads: N W Seat MD (backward S) Negative Electric Fluid New York
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    color time

    Norwood's The Norwood's Tinct. V. Viride is a strange example to be in the color section. The glass is clear flint, which in itself is an unusual thing for this time period. But in the clear flint is a definite pink blush. The base photo shows the pink tine the best.
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    A gift bottle, and the story that goes with it.

    About forty years ago, a friend of mine was hiking the mountains near a mother lode gold mine. On the face of a cut bank was a partially eroded out two gallon bucket that looked to have been placed there and upside down. After edging the dirt away, he discovered the bucket was guarding three...
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    Unguent, C. 100 B.C. to 70 A.D.

    An amazing piece. If the glass was any thick, annealing would really tough to do. I used to do fire assaying which produces glass in the form of slag, non annealed. Touch it when cool and blam, shards flying everywhere. Often spontaneous too. Annealing ovens host newly made bottles and such...
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    color time

    I love glass bottles that are full of tiny bubbles. I think Don Ho sang about such glass. Love the great mouth too. (on the jar,, not Don Ho)
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    color time

    Well, This is a fine pickle we've gotten ourselves into,, This pontil was never in the ground.
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    color time

    Sunlight from the front Yep front sun light helped a lot. Took some experimenting with angles to lose the wash out. But here it is again.
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    color time

    Thanks, I'm happy to try that
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    color time

    Another Mortimore This one matches the other Mortimore for top shelfishness. I'm still trying for photo techniques that don't suck so much. This represents a new method, where the glass isn't washed out, but detail comes up. It's a work in progress.
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    color time

    Three T & M (Taylor and Moore) The three pomade bottles are, green, standard aqua, and a light powder blue
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    color time

    McLeans Volcanic Oil Liniment This one had the original contents and seal, but no label. The content was very dark, so much so that the glass color couldn't be seen. The cork was leaky, so out the contents came. I was delighted that the green emerged. The glass is paper thin, so that the...
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    color time

    Wowiee, that's a screamer

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