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I used to swim past old pickle jars with regularity; then one day, I picked one up, had a good look and realized they were pretty nice looking glass. Since then I've been keeping the odd one and I now have a nice grouping; they sit on a sunlit window sill. This one I found yesterday &, despite an inconvenient crack, has a place on that sill...
 

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Beautiful embossing on that one! That UK glass somehow has a real sheen to it which I find our domestic glass lacks.
Indeed, it is a shiny piece; don't know if you watch "Bottle Ned" ( quite the character! ) on Y/T, but he often raves about the 'superior' quality of 'western glass' as compared to the old glass produced in the eastern States. He credits the 'excellent quality' Californian sands for this difference.
 
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That's a beauty! How did you get it so clean?
I've developed a bit of a process that works well; namely: numerous brushes, 'Barkeepers Friend' for scrubbing stains, bits of copper that I shake inside the item ( gets most of the bulk matter off ). If the stains are really stubborn, I'll soak the item in muriatic acid. Mostly though, it's just good old-fashioned elbow grease and a bit of patience.
 

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