My blue bottle looks like the photo on your list under "MELVIN" but mine is a darker blue than that picture Melvin & Badger
I dug this bottle up in my yard about 35 years ago ..... I have had it stored away til I recently came across it. I also have a smaller blue bottle too. <3 posts merged>
There are a few different versions of this bottle, Melvin & Badger had a variety of this they made such as most commonly poison. I think yours would have held medicine. Dates around the turn of the century, add or minus ten years.
Is the bottle worth anything?
Correct me if I am wrong, but I would say in the $20-30 range, maybe a bit higher.
Oh that's not much. Pretty bottle though.
It was definitely a patent medicine, they had several different medicines for different things, according to this 1887 ad:
I found this Dark green (almost black glass) soda or ale bottle with an applied crown lip. I understand the are more common in Europe and Asia. On the base there is the letter "B" and "40" with a...
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I just checked my Root Cokes. I have 5 1EN molds all dated from 1925 to 1928. Case closed!
Found this guy at a bottle dump yesterday... all I can determine is that Papillon Mfg. Co. became insolvent in 1888 from some Illinois Circuit Court documents.
Does anyone know any any more about...
Thanks guys. The recessed embossed panel, single-threaded screw top, and thick glass had me hoping it's closer to 1927 than 1950.
Leon The dig site is now off limits. That and most of my heavy digging days are behind me. Im kind of a scratcher NOW.
I agree. More than likely the company's first mold.