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    Odd bottle I found no clue what it used to hold...any ideas?

    Hi to the forum and wondered if anyone would have any idea what this bottle once held that I found recently while digging. Unfortunately it's broken at the bottom. Click image for larger version. 

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    Senior Member Bottle Master Screwtop's Avatar
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    Carter County Kentucky
    My guess is an olive oil bottle.
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    Olive oil. Nice age to it. Hopefully you're finding some other stuff along with it. Good luck!

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    Senior Member Bottle Master hemihampton's Avatar
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    I think some of those toilet water bottles are shaped like this or similar to this also. LEON.

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    Thanks for the replies. I'll do a little research and see if I can find either an olive oil or toilet water one that matches. Unfortunately most of the things found in this area were burned and tossed on a hill so are broken. My friend and I did find a few unbroken small pharmacists bottles and unmarked small cork tops that I believe were probably medicine bottles. One small bottle that was sadly in a melty state still had the glass stopper inside it when I found it. Other than that there are tons of transferware ironstone shards, a couple bisque doll heads and buttons. They all date to the late 1800's-early 1900's. There was one whole brown bottle that I believe was a whisky bottle but I don't think it's of any value.

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    Senior Member Bottle Master sandchip's Avatar
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    Sep 2008
    You might try digging deeper into the hillside. There may be older, unburnt stuff farther in. Best of luck.


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