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    C.H. Tune and Cummer & Sons (large size)

    I thought these were beer bottles but some quick research indicates sodas? Same lot as the others I picked up, could use a cleaning though.
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    Senior Member Bottle Master Canadacan's Avatar
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    Those are nice!.. yes definitely soda. You can try using denture tabs to clean, surprisingly they can clean quite a bit. If still hazed after that they would probably require professional tumble polishing.
    Collecting Western Canadian sodas, and USA Orange Crush.

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    Nice finds! Great embossing on both. I've never heard of the denture tab trick, I'll have to try that on some of the stained bottles I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianBottles View Post
    Nice finds! Great embossing on both. I've never heard of the denture tab trick, I'll have to try that on some of the stained bottles I have.
    Honestly I doubt it'll work on these old dug bottles, it's probably etched right in like my examples, but the tabs are cheap and even if it improves 20%.
    Collecting Western Canadian sodas, and USA Orange Crush.

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    Yeah! Those are nice!

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    CH Tune was definitely a soda bottler from London Ontario , its listed in my book as operating from 1911-1919

    but true that some of the old beer and pop bottles look similar in size and appearance

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    Devitrification - whereby the surface of the glass develops a whitish scum, crazing, or wrinkles instead of a smooth glossy shine, as the molecules in the glass change their structure into that of crystalline solids. While this condition is normally undesired, in glass art it is possible to use devitrification as a deliberate artistic technique.
    I believe it's because the heat and pressure of the earth causes the manganese (the vitrifier) to become free of the soda / silicate etc glass composition. The good news is that its only on the surface 0.01 mm and easily tumbled away.



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