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    Blue Ink or Glue Bottle

    I found this bottle last week and haven't had a lot of luck figuring it out. By the size and shape I am guessing glue or ink, and early 1900s. Is that right? Appears to be machine made. Makers mark looks to be one of the following: "A I J", "A+J", or "A t J". Does anyone recognize that mark or know more about the age/application?
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    Looks like a generic medicine bottle, not sure what company the letters would stand for though.

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    Bromo possibly.

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    Hard to tell with the top missing, but I agree with CanadianBottles… it appears to be a medicine. Where did you find it? Anymore/other bottles in the same vicinity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by southern Maine diver View Post
    Hard to tell with the top missing, but I agree with CanadianBottles… it appears to be a medicine. Where did you find it? Anymore/other bottles in the same vicinity?
    Found it in a small ephemeral creek in an area that would have historically been a cattle ranch, near Kosse, Texas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NC btl-dvr View Post
    Bromo possibly.
    Those Bromo-Seltzer bottles look about right to me.

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    I think this bottle I found on ebay might have the same mark on the base. Looks like "A+-S" or "4+-S". https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-HK-...d=264211335879
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    I can just about guarantee you'll find an intact one someday. They are nice looking bottles but rather common.



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