checked a location near a hotel the other day and found an old bottle hidden in the sand when I was swimming around the docks . you could just see the outline of a bluish coloured bottle and I assumed it must be something old as everytime before when I see that colour in the sand its a really old bottle
although at this specific location I haven't really found many truly old bottles , mostly modern beer bottles and some soda's from the 50's-60's , so it was somewhat of a surprise to actually find a good one
as JD Brown or Brown's beverages ( Gravenhurst ) were the dominate bottler for this area , its pretty common to find there bottles here . although this is only the second time I have found this specific bottle intact . last time I found one was 4 years ago when I found one hidden in the sand in similar conditions in another park on a different lake
I'd assume this bottle was used in the 1900's-1910's era , although not really sure when they stopped using it , its actually not for pop but Spring Water is embossed on the back . it was one of there main products here well before bottled water was popular
Very nice one! The glass is in great condition as well. Yeah it probably dates to around 1900-1920, maybe a few years on either side. I'd be curious to see a picture of the back, I don't often see bottles like that with back embossing.
there is also some colour variations of this bottle or at least bottles that have the same design on the front that are " clear " and not aqua like this one , not sure if those ones say spring water on the back too or if its just the aqua ones ( but I don't currently have one but have seen them before )
went back to this location , actually found 10 bottles which is a lot for that location but none were especially interesting , a coca cola , 2 browns beverages , Canada dry , up town by pure spring ( broken green bottle ) , small white jar , ketchup bottle , small green bottle and some older beer bottles
not pictured also found a 1977 American quarter , was surprised to find it as I was 8 or 9 feet down at the time and not that close to the docks , have found a number of Canadian quarters lately but odd to find an American one