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Geolog_Digger

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Hello Everyone,
I just found this bottle in an old construction site here in Montreal. It seems None machine made bottle. Anyone know about the date of this beer bottle.
The embossing on the bottle is this: Harvard Brew Co. Lowell Mass. Registered.
 

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If I had to take a guess I'd say roughly anywhere from 1900-1910 time frame, give or take a year or 2? LEON.

P.S. Brewery opened in 1898 so can't be any older then that. I'd guess more likely early 1900's then late 1890's. Just my opinion.
 

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If I had to take a guess I'd say roughly anywhere from 1900-1910 time frame, give or take a year or 2? LEON.

P.S. Brewery opened in 1898 so can't be any older then that. I'd guess more likely early 1900's then late 1890's. Just my opinion.
Yes, it's pretty logic.
I don't know if someone in this forum would have more information on this bottle (rarity, value, etc.)
 

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Yes, it's pretty logic.
I don't know if someone in this forum would have more information on this bottle (rarity, value, etc.)
Harvard Brewing Co. bottles are generally not too hard to find, I'd see them pop up fairly regularly in New England area antique stores when I lived up there and I even owned an earlier blob top variant at one point. Massachusetts beer bottles tend to not bring high prices unless they have unusual or rare attributes, even if the bottle itself is rare.

Here's a nice article on the company's history: https://libguides.uml.edu/c.php?g=526099
 

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Typically most North American tooled-crown bottles date from the late 1890's to early 1910's. So on average yours falls somewhere between this range. Interestingly I found a New York-produced blob-top bottle with that same style of embossing a few years ago and it dates to the 1890's. So your bottle still uses an older style of embossing, very interesting.
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Typically most North American tooled-crown bottles date from the late 1890's to early 1910's. So on average yours falls somewhere between this range. Interestingly I found a New York-produced blob-top bottle with that same style of embossing a few years ago and it dates to the 1890's. So your bottle still uses an older style of embossing, very interesting.
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That's what caught my attention and attracted me, the old style of embossing.
 

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