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    Trash or treasure?

    My grandmother had this glassware in the shed for many years and now I need to know if I should just throw it in the trash. Any help would be appreciated!

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    Senior Member Bottle Master Harry Pristis's Avatar
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    That's a castor. Someone may be interested in it.


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    Senior Member Bottle Master hemihampton's Avatar
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    Interesting. I would not throw it away. I don't know value but gotta be worth something. I found similar bottles that were over 100 years old. Not sure when they stopped making those? Keep it or sell on ebay? LEON.

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    Thanks Harry! I found some info on Roswell Gleason and they appeared to be in business until 1871. Now I wish I would have asked Grandma the history on it. Leon, I found a few similar ones that sold for $100-$200, but they were in much better condition. Unfortunately the southern heat and humidity did a number on the castor. The two with screw caps threw off my dating estimate. One base may have a pontil, but I don't know much about pontils.

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    Pontil? Pressed glass?

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    I suspect the value is very limited due to poor condition but for me the sentimental family value would be priceless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by botlguy View Post
    I suspect the value is very limited due to poor condition but for me the sentimental family value would be priceless.
    Jim S
    I agree Jim, I just wish I knew if it was family or garage sale find. It will earn a spot in the bottom on my China cabinet just in case
    Thanks!

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