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Here is a local one Whann Lithia Water Franklin Pa .It has a lady on it as well

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The Whann stopper.Did the Buffalo have a special stopper ?
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I think I may have the same design in a stronger impression. If it is the same one I'm thinking of it took me a little while to find one with a good impression. One of the things that stick out on this design is the pencil thin lettering.

As for closures, the Buffalos all had corks covered with a paper label up until the final years when they started using a screw top.
 

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Here's a Bear Lithia from Elkton, VA that I dug and sold for over $300 a little over a year ago. Although scarce, there are other Bear Lithia water bottles from that town that sell for well over $500.

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Here's an ACL soda bottle also from Elkton, VA that proudly touts the fact that they use Elkton Lithia water in the making of their soda.

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The best way to understand the subtle differences between new and old is a side by side comparison as shown here.

The bane of the Buffalo Girls is the 1970's light amber, here for comparision are the old on the left and the new - side by side. Important major differences that you can learn quickly, look at the difference between the faces the left has great detail and looks like a guest from the Jerry Springer Show. The new one has an intentional poor molding lacking details giving a slightly out of focus look. The lettering already is already lower with fatter letters than the original but a close inspection of the following letters I in SPRINGS, ES in NATURES and the IA in MATERIA are near flat with the surface adding to the illusion of age. Second major difference is the entire molding, the old is sharp and well defined all over. Next but not as obvisious unless you have a very keen sense of color the old is darker, richer and the glass of both are different in quality.

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Wow ,that would have fooled me for sure,i would have picked the one on the right as the old one.Who made the one on right ,and could you post a pic of the bottoms? Thanks for posting those!
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I haven't learned yet who made them, but I hope to in time. Here's the bottom views you asked for, same set up and the color is a dead give away again.

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