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Age of Shards? Pontil?

Cherokee23

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Feb 18, 2011
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I found these on the surface yseterday of an area that has produced bottles from the early 1900's.
Anyone have a rough age estimate of these shards?
Does any one know what type of bottle the shard with the embossing is?
Are those pontil marks on the bottoms?
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andy volkerts

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Hello. They seem to be 1880s 1900s and no those are not pontils, but what is called a post mold mark (big dimple in bottom of bottle). The embossed bottle looks like a med or quack cure of some kind. I f I were you I would start digging or seriously probing the area............Andy
 

Cherokee23

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Feb 18, 2011
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North Carolina
Awesome! Thank you very much!
I have dug some but the bottles kinda come out at random.
So many rocks in that area its a pain.
There is a big hole there not far from an old foundation, could be a privy.
 

andy volkerts

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Is the big hole looking like it may have been dug?? if not I would start digging, and do not do that alone, get help from a buddy, being buried in a privy would not be fun.........Andy
 

Cherokee23

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Feb 18, 2011
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North Carolina
When I found it, it was about a foot or two deep. Like maybe it had sunken in. I metal detected around it and found some cast iron. I dug down probably another two feet but just rocks and more hard dirt.
 

CanadianBottles

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The embossed one is from a Dr. Miles Restorative Nervine. Looks like it would have been a nice earlier one if it was whole. It's a pretty common bottle though so not that much of a crier.
 

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