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Not jesting, hallucinating maybe. [attachment=Clipboard01.jpg]
 

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I saw that also Eric. From the photo I can't tell if that's a pontil scar or a mamelon.
 

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HA! Hallucinating, now we're talking MY language! I have some sodas with improved pontils with that same bump on base. I have yet to see an air vent that large or in the center of a kick-up, but then there is always a first........still think it is right as rain at 1850, even without handling it, but that would help. Jack
 

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cannibalfromhannibal said:
I agree with antlerman. I have some very similar and came from 1850's pits. Mine and I believe yours are free blown. The turn molds will always leave tell-tale, somewhat uniform concentric rings from being turned, though sometimes very hard to see. Jack
Free blown with a vent hole would be a first though. Wouldn't you agree?
 

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What's a mamelon?
 

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Bass Assassin said:
I saw that also Eric. From the photo I can't tell if that's a pontil scar or a mamelon.
I think you can say nipple here. Also an inverted dimple or a pimple might apply.[:D]
 

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It's one of those terms surfaceone (how I miss him) threw at me on another website. Yes, Eric is correct on the definition Leon. It's a fancy term for nipple. On most of those kick-up bottoms, in the very center there's a nipple that extends outward. From the photo of this bottle I couldn't tell if there was a protrusion, but there is a perfectly symmetrical-looking ring in the very center of the photo. Not sure what that thingamajig is. Jack, have you been in the mushroom patch again? Lol.
 

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Thanks for all the replies and help. As for the "vent bump", I have the bottle in hand and that area is smooth. I think it's a bubble in the glass. Whatever it is it sits on top of a conical bump. I don't know if this information helps at all.I've included a drawing which needless to say is not to scale. Please excuse my drawing skills I hope it helps. Anthony
 

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