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    Old Jar Top, Not Really Sure What It Is

    Pictures Below. Not really sure what it is. It is cylindrical with one flattened side. The lip has a little indent/spout for pouring maybe? Stands about 2" tall. Reads G. ****her Williams St, NY
    Any ideas?

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    That's a really interesting piece. My first thought is that it's a dose glass of some sort. Is there any way you can try to read the rest of the embossing, maybe by doing a pencil and paper rub over it? I'm curious now too lol.

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    It kind of reminds me of a water dish for a bird cage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIBottleguy View Post
    It kind of reminds me of a water dish for a bird cage?
    That's what I was thinking too but the spout on the lip isnt consistent with what i've seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by treasurekidd View Post
    That's a really interesting piece. My first thought is that it's a dose glass of some sort. Is there any way you can try to read the rest of the embossing, maybe by doing a pencil and paper rub over it? I'm curious now too lol.
    A paper rub doesnt seem to work because of the embossed circle but...It clearly say G. ****HER WIILLIAMS ST N.Y.....the "N" in the name is backwards though which is interesting. I've google searched everything under the sun but without much luck.

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    This website keeps changing the last name but the first four letters are "C U Next Tuesday" HER, if you catch my drift.

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    I use baby powder to read the embossing when the paper does not work.

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    There was a patent issued to G. Gunther on November 26, 1872 for a bird feeder cup, patent # 133,442. I think that's probably what this is.

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