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CROSBERRY (?) lager beer

Patagoniandigger

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Jan 16, 2020
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Far away South: Argentina
I was digging and found this green glass bottle with its paper label still staking on.
It's 9 inches tall.
On the top of the paper there's a red twelve pointed star..
Has no mold seems and the top is applied glass.
I'll appreciate any information.
I think it's by 1910.
It's not completely clean yet I apologize.
Thanks in advance.
 

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nhpharm

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Apr 24, 2007
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I’d agree with 1910 as well with the applied lip on the bottle. Neat find!
 

Patagoniandigger

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Jan 16, 2020
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Far away South: Argentina
The first think I do when I discover such a thing is don't touch it at all if possible. Then dig all around carefully. Do not try this in the mud. Only in dry soil.
Because of the paper has humidity is possible that it contracts breaking into fragments that get off in the air in seconds. This is common in Patagonia. because of the extremely dry air. The wind here is a strong enemy too. Anyway protect it against the wind. Or better wait a calm day.
Now you have that bottle in your hands and you must decide. Protect it and take it home or work in place.
I protect them wrapping strongly with a white paper and steak firmly with a scotch belt. Then wrap it again with a newspaper and finally wrap it all with a soft corrugated cardboard. That works very well for me.
The paper label might has som sand grains incrustations and soil.
Don't try to remove it all at once. Use your best touch and remove just what is loose. Pay attention to the grains firmly stuck and let them in place. If you take them off you'll take some paper with them. Use a soft paint brush.
The hard soil could be removed partially using a toilet paper. When it is thick you may use a very fine sandpaper and then the toilet paper. This must be done slowly so you can decide when to stop. It's impossible for me to clean up the paper on those places and always remains some soil.
Clean up all around the labels.
Finally use a transparent aerosol to cover avoiding aim directly to the labels because it may blow off them. Let work the gravity.
Please forgive my bad English.
Good luck.!
 

Robby Raccoon

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Jun 14, 2014
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It is a good method for a difficult project.
I've found so few with labels intact, and they usually begin to deteriorate when the air hits them. I suppose they dry out too quickly.
 

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