Generally isn't "stuff", it's damage to the glass. So no you can't soak it off, you have to put a bottle through a tumbler to get the glass clear again. Or I think people use some sort of oil sometimes to hide it, I'm not sure which. Unless you have actual minterals encrusted on the bottle in which case it shouldn't be too hard to scrape off.
New here, but to add to cleaning hints. Two things....white vinehar soak. About an hour?? Then, second, small brushes for dryer cleaning. They have wire bases and longer necks, and short stiff bristles.
From what information I have found the High Ground Dairy Co. Was in business from 1902 - till 1921-22. The business couldn't recover from a delivery milk man's strike in 1921. The bottle I found is a...