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  1. Kevin S.

    Gridley Half-Pint Dating Help

    Wow. A lot of variance. I'll get into that link more deeply. Thank you!
  2. Kevin S.

    Gridley Half-Pint Dating Help

    Yeah, the combination of the glass maker, the 29, and the seam line stopping before the lip all threw me. I figured it wasn't 1829, but if it was 1929 I'd have expected the seam to go over the lip. But milk bottles seem to be the exception to the rule. So I'm going with 1929 as the date. :)...
  3. Kevin S.

    Gridley Half-Pint Dating Help

    Thank you so much. I wondered about the 29. But it's never so simple. Haha! Glad it is. And yeah... triangle with an S. I'll keep looking for that aspect. Thank you for the info and link!
  4. Kevin S.

    Some Older Marbles

    Haha! I have no idea. :) I won't kick myself for it, I really had no idea about them. And I have no idea who I gave it to.
  5. Kevin S.

    Some Older Marbles

    Okay! So looking up firing rests, I learned a bit about how marbles are made and found out that these are Bennington marbles and those are indeed their firing rests. And yeah, these small ones are common. The "pontil mark value" was about as true as I suspected. Thank you. Here's some cool...
  6. Kevin S.

    Some Older Marbles

    Are these dots firing rests? I'll have to look that up. I've never even been sure these are marbles. Gave one away...
  7. Kevin S.

    Gridley Half-Pint Dating Help

    Sorry, meant to post these...
  8. Kevin S.

    Gridley Half-Pint Dating Help

    Thank you! Good to know about milk bottles. So there is a manufacturers mark at the bottom (Thatcher Glass Manufacturing) and opposite it, just the number 2.
  9. Kevin S.

    Gridley Half-Pint Dating Help

    Hi, Milk Bottle Wise Ones, I have this 1/2 pint I found in Milwaukee about 10 years ago when they were tearing down an old school. It was just right there in the dirt when I was walking past. The seam trips me up. It doesn't run all the way up to the lip. I can't really get a good photo of it...
  10. Kevin S.

    Question about digging a privy

    The bottom of an outhouse is the "seed layer". Once you begin running into a bit of a thick patch of assorted seeds, you know you've reached its bottom. :) I'd also check with the people living there and see if they may have old photos of the place, that makes it simple to find the privy.
  11. Kevin S.

    Some Older Marbles

    Here's some of the marbles I've found. I was told when I found the little ceramic-type ones that the value depended on how many pontil marks were on 'em, and in 1992, they were apparently worth $15 for each mark. I have no idea the truth of that. If anyone knows, I'd appreciate confirmation or...
  12. Kevin S.

    THOUGHT I was cleaning these...

    Yes. Growing up around here, we learned about Buckskin Bill. :) My dad actually had a gold claim near his old haunts. I'm not sure about it, but I believe there are photos from the Calvary Encampment I'm talking about. I'll look around.
  13. Kevin S.

    THOUGHT I was cleaning these...

    Thanks, Leon!
  14. Kevin S.

    THOUGHT I was cleaning these...

    That would be a good idea. So, since I have in the past brewed rootbeer and stuff, i used to have a long, flexible, bottle brush with bristles going up at least 7 inches, and a braided metal handle. One of the baby bottle ones I just got is similar to that, but super small.
  15. Kevin S.

    THOUGHT I was cleaning these...

    You know, I'm not sure what they were for. I've generally labeled that kind a medicine. But thinking about it, I really don't know.
  16. Kevin S.

    THOUGHT I was cleaning these...

    I actually got a set of baby bottle brushes. :) Thank you! And yeah... I like those rainbow-y purple ones, too.
  17. Kevin S.

    Little Poison W/Applicator

    I found my stash of little poisons. I need to clean them, but this is one of three that has a glass applicator still in it.
  18. Kevin S.

    THOUGHT I was cleaning these...

    Yeah, even that sounds like a decent investment. :) And yeah, I get the space issue. I have very little space.

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