I've been intrigued by these for years especially since I had never recovered one in 30 years of digging, diving and detecting.
Looks like I found a winner from 1875, too bad is what not whole, really would've made my day. It is a Cherry Toothpaste.
These Gosnells lids are unfortunately generally very common world wide and worth around $30 in good condition, These have a great pictorial . Your part lid would date to around 1880 and the blue one pictured could go back to the late 1860,s
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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.
It's certainly not a particularly late example. I can't tell much about specifics but I'd be pretty surprised if it's post-1940s. Could definitely be from the late 20s, I don't know any specifics...
Those are nice, I like them, I'd go back & dig for more if you can. Nice Finds. LEON.