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SoCal_bottle

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Any idea as to what this contained?
Found in a GA privy.
Thanks!
Dave
 

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Harry Pristis

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An "open" pontil scar is the same as a "blow-pipe pontil scar."
A "snap" pontil scar sounds like a collector coinage for a "glass-tipped" pontil scar.
The multi-sided bottle in this thread has a blow-pipe pontil scar. I think these are generic medicine bottles.

Here's another:

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This multi-sided Dr. Haynes' bottle is embossed on some side panels.
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An "open" pontil scar is the same as a "blow-pipe pontil scar."
A "snap" pontil scar sounds like a collector coinage for a "glass-tipped" pontil scar.
Informative post, as usual, Harry. Open pontil is the terminology I have heard and read in bottle collecting books since 1971. "Snap pontil scar" is a newly encountered term for me.
 

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