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DeepSeaDan

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Well, didn't I have a day yesterday! Bin to this spot countless times over the years - we call it "The Field of Shattered Dreams" as the bottom is littered with old smashed glass and crockery. So, there I was, scanning the field for possibilities, when a glint of blue caught my eye; investigating, I was gobsmacked to see an intact siphon, sitting 3' off the bottom, cradled by a stack of current-assembled logs! Only the 2nd intact item I've ever found there! How it survived, and how it climbed the woodpile, I'll never know. It is a Pilgrim Bros. siphon, with the classic eagle crest. Just a bit of road rash for 120 years of submersion. Wonders never cease! Also shown is a pretty blue inkwell, which now acts as a stand for the marble; and, a piece of a quart bottle, saying "Bottling Works":
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CanadianBottles

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May 24, 2014
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Wow that siphon is a stunner! It's sure not every day that you find one of those intact, and yours is in fantastic condition. Could you post a picture of the etched graphics? Don't think I've seen that one before.
 

RCO

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so many bottlers used the name " bottling works " in there name it be hard to figure out who's bottle it was , unless there is a common bottling works bottle or company from that area .

a lot of stuff can survive fairly well under water , even larger items , finding an intact siphon not common but not entirely impossible I guess
 

CanadianBottles

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so many bottlers used the name " bottling works " in there name it be hard to figure out who's bottle it was , unless there is a common bottling works bottle or company from that area .

a lot of stuff can survive fairly well under water , even larger items , finding an intact siphon not common but not entirely impossible I guess
Those siphons are actually really solidly built, it doesn't surprise me that it stayed intact after being tossed overboard. I didn't know that the tops would manage to survive in the water without corrosion for so long though, and it's quite lucky that the fragile glass straw inside managed to survive.
 

riverdiver

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Jun 27, 2009
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Well, didn't I have a day yesterday! Bin to this spot countless times over the years - we call it "The Field of Shattered Dreams" as the bottom is littered with old smashed glass and crockery. So, there I was, scanning the field for possibilities, when a glint of blue caught my eye; investigating, I was gobsmacked to see an intact siphon, sitting 3' off the bottom, cradled by a stack of current-assembled logs! Only the 2nd intact item I've ever found there! How it survived, and how it climbed the woodpile, I'll never know. It is a Pilgrim Bros. siphon, with the classic eagle crest. Just a bit of road rash for 120 years of submersion. Wonders never cease! Also shown is a pretty blue inkwell, which now acts as a stand for the marble; and, a piece of a quart bottle, saying "Bottling Works":View attachment 209651
Dude I have a similar river site, been diving there weekly since 1988, every spring its smashed everything, but even a blind squirrel gets a nut once in a while...pinched pour spout master ink and a Drakes
 

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ROBBYBOBBY64

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Those siphons are actually really solidly built, it doesn't surprise me that it stayed intact after being tossed overboard. I didn't know that the tops would manage to survive in the water without corrosion for so long though, and it's quite lucky that the fragile glass straw inside managed to survive.
Made of lead. Non corrosive.
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