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    Elbows Deep in the Muck...then, Some Luck!

    Whew!

    Hours of plowing through bottom strata, it being the consistency of a thick, brown milkshake, and BOOM! Came up with this sweetheart of a round-bottom - "Kenneth Campbell & Co Medical.Hall Montreal"

    This find prompted another vigorous, rabid plow-fest thru the goo, but that was all she wrote. And that's just fine, cause I'm on cloud nine! Ah, the thrill of the hunt & the joy of the prize!
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    Ooh, that's a really good find! I don't think I've ever seen one of those in person, I've seen pictures but didn't realize that these were true round bottom bottles.

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    its amazing whats out there hidden deep down in some of these places , I don't know if I've ever seen this one before but thinking no

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    We divers do get lucky once in a while...

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    Wow! Very cool torpedo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianBottles View Post
    Ooh, that's a really good find! I don't think I've ever seen one of those in person, I've seen pictures but didn't realize that these were true round bottom bottles.
    Hi CB,

    Indeed, there is a wide variety of round-bottom bottles to be found. Most of the ones I have are unembossed, but I've seen many types of embossed r-b's over the years. A lot of them came from England and the British Isles, so I have been told. They packed nicely in crates, & were often used as ballast cargo in the lower holds of transatlantic ships.

    Not the most convenient design to sip from though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by southern Maine diver View Post
    We divers do get lucky once in a while...
    Hah! I'd hate to calculate how many hours of searching in less-than-pleasant-waters is required before a good find is made. Then again, it makes a good discovery all that much sweeter, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Screwtop View Post
    Wow! Very cool torpedo!
    Thanks Screwtop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCO View Post
    its amazing whats out there hidden deep down in some of these places , I don't know if I've ever seen this one before but thinking no
    That's what keeps me going back RCO! There is such a variety of glass to be found!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepSeaDan View Post
    Hi CB,

    Indeed, there is a wide variety of round-bottom bottles to be found. Most of the ones I have are unembossed, but I've seen many types of embossed r-b's over the years. A lot of them came from England and the British Isles, so I have been told. They packed nicely in crates, & were often used as ballast cargo in the lower holds of transatlantic ships.

    Not the most convenient design to sip from though!
    Yeah there are certainly a lot that were shipped from the UK, it's very unusual to find them in that design from a Canadian company though. There are some very old Hamilton round bottoms from Ontario but I think those are even harder to find than this one. Not sure there are any other Canadian round bottoms in this style but it wouldn't surprise me if there are.



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