bottle with brail

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ok, we just dug this one and i am very curious about it....it has a blue-ish color and the seem stops right where the neck starts..it has brail on it.i guess so that someone who could not see would know what they were taking....i had to use a magnfying glass to read the letters that are barely visible where the brail is...i could make out dr thatchers and syrup but there are other words i cant make out.....and i cant read brail......really a cool bottle though, has anyone ever seen a bottle like this ???

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ah ,ok...worm syrup....i can make out the w so thats it....thanks cc6pack ...... are there many bottles that have braille on them?...
 

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vent holes....thats interesting..what would cause that, they actually put the letters on the bottle after it was made but while it was still forming?...hmm, well anyway thanks again for the info......the more i know about a bottle the more i like it...
 

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Hi judu and the rest of you, I cannot see the shadows of lettering in the picture. The dots could be vent holes, but some lettering should have been filled with glass in the final blow.
These questionable venting problem really plagued making deep paneled medical bottles on an automatic bottle machine (ABM). Can we get another picture try or can't you even see the lines of the lettering?

I just went back to look at the picture again. It obviously has a tooled neck. So it may not have been an ABM production bottle. What does the bottom have on it?

Because I worked for Thatcher Glass, I have some interest in his bottles.

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Red ,I answered you inquiry a while back on another thread about Dr. Thatcher's stuff. I can't remember the thread but I think there was another about vent holes similar the OP's. Again this Thatcher is NOT the Thatcher glass, of milk bottle fame. Here's the worm with the embossing. Bottle is 4 in. high x 1 in. square.





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that picture is perfect. thats exacty what my bottle would say if you could read it clear..i can see the h. s. before thatcher on my bottle. the dots are on my bottle where it would say chatt tenn, but i cant see the letters there at all. i wonder if the embossing is just wore down or if the print was never really good to begin with?...any way, thats the bottle.. mine has a blue color though..heres a picture of the bottom. has nothing at all on the bottom..

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here you can almost see where it dr is ..and a little of thatchers. i can see it best when help up to light..have you ever seen a milk bottle where the label has rubbed of but you can still see it when you hold it up to light?..thats kind of the way i can read this bottle. except i know it didnt have an applied lable..

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by the way, does anyone know the approx. age of this bottle?....maybe 1910 or 1920?
 

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