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Round bottom bottle found in dunes, lip is broken. Glass feels really thin, nothing embossed on it and no real seams either. Anyone know anything?
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I think something similar showed up on the forum a while ago and people couldn't figure out what it was then either. I'm wondering if yours might be the glass from inside a thermos? It's definitely not what people refer to as "ballast bottles" (I don't know where the belief that they were carried as ballast came from) which were ginger ale bottles and made with very thick glass to withstand the pressure.
 

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I think something similar showed up on the forum a while ago and people couldn't figure out what it was then either. I'm wondering if yours might be the glass from inside a thermos? It's definitely not what people refer to as "ballast bottles" (I don't know where the belief that they were carried as ballast came from) which were ginger ale bottles and made with very thick glass to withstand the pressure.
Yeah I did think it was odd how thin the glass is. Thanks for your reply!
 

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