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    New to This, Like Others. Need Help Identifying Something...

    Iím starting to get into this. I found an old 1940ís bottle of root beer in the sand underwater off of Elliott Key. Was easy to identify just by Googling the numbers cast into it.

    Then I find this in the sand bar off of Vizcaya, the mansion in Miami once owned by James Deering of the McCormick International Harvester Company. It was under a foot of sand and three feet of water. It has a seam down one side, is a screw off top, and has some pretty cool markings on it. It took a while to scrape all the barnacles off of it and as you can see, it still has some. Did a crayon imprint of all of it. It was also found amongst some old lumber, buried as well. Possible shipwreck? Anyways, any help from the experts here would be appreciated

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    Yeah that's a beer bottle, quite a modern one I'm afraid. I'd date it to around the 1970s, give or take a decade. It doesn't look typical for the US so I'd guess that it may have floated in from one of the Caribbean islands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Furyus View Post
    Iím starting to get into this. I found an old 1940ís bottle of root beer in the sand underwater off of Elliott Key. Was easy to identify just by Googling the numbers cast into it.

    Then I find this in the sand bar off of Vizcaya, the mansion in Miami once owned by James Deering of the McCormick International Harvester Company. It was under a foot of sand and three feet of water. It has a seam down one side, is a screw off top, and has some pretty cool markings on it. It took a while to scrape all the barnacles off of it and as you can see, it still has some. Did a crayon imprint of all of it. It was also found amongst some old lumber, buried as well. Possible shipwreck? Anyways, any help from the experts here would be appreciated
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    We for sure found that it is made by the Thatcher Glass Company. Havenít been able to find a picture of anything similar. Has two designs around the bottom- one has an anchor in the middle and I canít discern the other.

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    i think mickalob put them out in the late 1970s to the 80s . has no collicting vaue at thes time.

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    That's not Michelob (see pic) but some other brand that I don't recognize. 70s era as it is twist-off.
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