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    I have Access to an old bottling plant from 1870 to 1915 update

    There's quite a chronology there from Hutchinson to Crown finishes suggesting the the bottling plant was there from the middle 19th century to the early 20th. Quite a find.
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    Is this a fake Mason, bottom mark looks like modern font.

    It's real. Similar to one I have.
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    silver gate soda works - any info???

    Hi there, Yes, the Silver Gate was San Diego. In the 19th century, LA really wasn't much to talk about. San Diego and San Francisco were the big cities. I dug this Silver Gate soda from the late 19th early 20th century Federal Avenue city dump in the 60s (I was about 12). The bottle is a...
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    My First Pontil Soda

    Cool. Great job on the research.
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    silver gate soda works - any info???

    Did you ever get a response to this query. I have one I dug up as a kid from the 19th early 20th century dump in San Diego.
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    San Diego and Riverside County, CA collections

    Cool. I grew up in Jamacha, which is now called Rancho San Diego, but then was just Monte Vista Ranch and a trailer park. Steve
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    San Diego and Riverside County, CA collections

    I retired to Albuquerque eight years ago. My daughter and family still live there. Less crowded here. There was an avid bottle collecting group here back in the day too, but not so much now.
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    San Diego and Riverside County, CA collections

    Thanks Len. It's been a long time since I thought of riding my bike out to those remote old ranch houses. Geez, I was young.
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    San Diego and Riverside County, CA collections

    Hi there, In the early 60s as a teenager I was fortunate enough to be able to dig the San Diego city's late 19th century dump along Home and Federal Avenues,. Most of the collection are blown in mold, applied lip bottles with a few early semi-automatics. I was rabid. I also dug a bit at the...

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