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    Didn't expect to find this when looking for bottles

    Part of the fun of searching for bottles is sometimes you find something out of the ordinary. I came across this old oil lamp bottle and was surprised it had no damage whatsoever. With that handle it looks like a genie bottle. Can anyone estimate the date of this? Or the approximate value.
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    Can't help you out, but it sure is nice!

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    nice fer sho

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    Looks to be BIM. Probably late 19th to early 20th century. My guess is the water-soluble cement holding the collar that holds the burner broke away and the owner thought it irreparable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robby Raccoon View Post
    Looks to be BIM. Probably late 19th to early 20th century. My guess is the water-soluble cement holding the collar that holds the burner broke away and the owner thought it irreparable.
    I do think it's BIM because it has some irregularities with the glass. Here's more photos.
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    the ring at the top of what on a bottle would be a lip strongly suggests that it's ABM. I'd still say early 20th century though.

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    Nice find. It can be restored with a new burner/wick and chimney. I have a small night-light that I dug and had restored by a lamp-collector friend. Parts are available at hobby shops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saratogadriver View Post
    the ring at the top of what on a bottle would be a lip strongly suggests that it's ABM. I'd still say early 20th century though.

    Jim G
    That's still old enough and works for me. Thanks for commenting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Pristis View Post
    Nice find. It can be restored with a new burner/wick and chimney. I have a small night-light that I dug and had restored by a lamp-collector friend. Parts are available at hobby shops.
    That's great to know! I'll see what I can find for it.

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    I have a collection of early oil lamps and even a couple of whale oil lamps, which I have restored. Yours is definitely BIM and has a lovely patina; it is a keeper for sure. I agree with Robbie, late nineteenth- early twentieth century.



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