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    These bottles didn't make it

    The past Thursday when temperatures reached a steamy 80 degrees in PA, I was able to get out and continue searching a spot I've been working on for about a year. Sadly there were a lot of late 1800's / early 1900's bottles that were intact enough to read but were broken. Many were near depressions in the ground where it looked like someone may have dug years ago. I just wanted to document that these bottles exist. I did a search on here and could not find any results for a Masontown bottle. I think the Marshall Uniontown bottle was a blob-top.
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    A couple of nice criers there. Keep on probing the area, maybe some will be found intact.
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    i see Bruce Mobley has them pictured on his bottle site. LEON.


    http://brucemobley.com/beerbottlelibrary/pa/index.htm

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    http://brucemobley.com/beerbottlelibrary/pa/masontown/masontown.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by GLASSHOPPER55 View Post
    A couple of nice criers there. Keep on probing the area, maybe some will be found intact.
    They are indeed motivation to keep at it some more. I did find this 1937 Uniontown Dr. Pepper. The first one I've ever found in one piece.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hemihampton View Post
    i see Bruce Mobley has them pictured on his bottle site. LEON.


    http://brucemobley.com/beerbottlelibrary/pa/index.htm

    http://brucemobley.com/beerbottlelibrary/pa/index.htm


    http://brucemobley.com/beerbottlelibrary/pa/masontown/masontown.htm
    Thanks for the links! I didn't know of that site before, so I bookmarked it.

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    Good stuff even broke.

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    I agree with sandchip, cool even though they are broken. It's great to watch you pull out bottles with town names I am familiar with. It gives me something to hope for when I am in PA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WesternPA-collector View Post
    The past Thursday when temperatures reached a steamy 80 degrees in PA, I was able to get out and continue searching a spot I've been working on for about a year. Sadly there were a lot of late 1800's / early 1900's bottles that were intact enough to read but were broken. Many were near depressions in the ground where it looked like someone may have dug years ago. I just wanted to document that these bottles exist. I did a search on here and could not find any results for a Masontown bottle. I think the Marshall Uniontown bottle was a blob-top.
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    Don't toss them away - make drinking glasses out of them!

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    I've been doing that for a while now, and always pick up sweet, but topless bottles and give them a new life.

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    Way cool DSD!!

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    I thought about that. I've seen people on Etsy who sell them. But I don't have the special equipment to cut and grind glass. While I"m here I might as well add this Stegmaier beer bottle from Wilkes-Barre.
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