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    Senior Member Bottle Master coldwater diver's Avatar
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    1st good find of the year!

    Never found a bottle with Roman Numerals MDCCCLXX, it translates into 1870.
    Found diving last week. Very fancy bottle w lots of embossing. It reads
    "The Great American Genuine Florida Water Prepared By Professor G.J.Byrne
    New York Patented MDCCCLXX.
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    Nice find. That is a neat bottle.

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    Very cool! That's a much nicer bottle than the standard Florida Waters. Looks like it was either a very expensive product, or pretending to be. I think the base is supposed to mimic the base to a crystal decanter, never seen that done on a bottle of that era before.

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    That's a beauty!

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    Senior Member Bottle Master coldwater diver's Avatar
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    Thanks for your comments, I found a link in Peachridge Glass about the same Professor Byrne who made some very fancy bitters bottles.
    I will have to go back and see if I can find one.
    https://www.peachridgeglass.com/2011...ative-bottles/

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    very nice!

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    That's a very cool bottle! I agree with Canadian bottles. Most are much more plain. It's in great shape too. Freshwater dive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldwater diver View Post
    Thanks for your comments, I found a link in Peachridge Glass about the same Professor Byrne who made some very fancy bitters bottles.
    I will have to go back and see if I can find one.
    https://www.peachridgeglass.com/2011...ative-bottles/
    Those are some real beauties! I'd love to find one of those. The thing I was most surprised to see on that page is the one with the porcelain stopper from Amanda Miller of Germantown PA. Weirdest coincidence, I actually have one of Amanda Miller's bottles with that same stopper! It's a standard Philly blob though, so I wonder if the stopper was actually used on the bitters. I know bottles would sometimes be reused by different bottlers later in life but that's a pretty unusual one to be reused by a brewer who must have had access to plenty of other more conventional beer bottles.

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    Awesome Very Beautiful Bottle!!

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    Canada, anything is possible our ancestors were for the most part frugal and practical.



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