D.H. SMITH YONKERS, NEW YORK CODD

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I have found another great spot. This time is an old stone foundation. The basement was filled with trash and stone. Lots of glass, blobtop pieces and broken bottles. Heartbreakers. I did manage to scope out the surroundings and almost had a heart attack. I looked over at an old tree stump and there on top was this codd bottle. I thought it might be English because I have seen pieces of them in this same area. I walked over and glad to see it was embossed had the marble then I saw it was from N.Y. and that was all I needed to see. Oh boy! Doesn't look like this thing was ever in the ground. No sickness. One small crack on the lip. You can hardly see it . It is a clean crack and I should be able to repair it. Hope you like.
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Wow that's a great find! I didn't know that New York had any Codds. And you found it right on the surface as well? Finding a US Codd at all is a pretty rare thing, but on the surface in the woods is incredible! I bet not many collectors today can say they've done that. Looks like it's a US-made Codd too, aren't those less common than UK-made ones, even for US bottlers? I know that every one used by our bottlers that I've ever seen was obviously made in the UK.
 

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Wow that's a great find! I didn't know that New York had any Codds. And you found it right on the surface as well? Finding a US Codd at all is a pretty rare thing, but on the surface in the woods is incredible! I bet not many collectors today can say they've done that. Looks like it's a US-made Codd too, aren't those less common than UK-made ones, even for US bottlers? I know that every one used by our bottlers that I've ever seen was obviously made in the UK.
I found this one on top of an old rotten stump. Just staring at me. I thought I was dreaming. Only 16 states had codd bottles. 66 bottlers used codd bottles in the U.S.A. with about 270 known variations. 16 variations in N.Y. New Jersey (where I live) has no known codd bottles. Here is a link to a complete revised list of American codd bottlers and variations. This one is cataloged as #51494AB only 2 variations of D.H.Smith.
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I just realized this morning that the bottle because of it sitting in the sun although shaded ¾ of the year. Isaw through my less tired morning eyes that it is the lightest amethyst color (very faint). Also the Banner that contains all the embossing is held up by a rod with an arrow on each end.
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@ROBBYBOBBY64 Nice item there Robby! I dug mine up in Yonkers many years ago. The Smith embossing like that occurs on almost all their bottles.
Thanks for posting!
~Fred
Yes but not arched like D.H. Smith on this one. The other is aqua has TBNTBS on the front and has the pat date on back. Also similar ones but blobtop bottles this bottle not to be sold on back. I also seen a quart crown top, not sure the color.
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This is what I was responding to Robby, the arrow and banner is The Smith Trade mark. It's meant to replicate or represent the old manner of hanging a banner from a pike shaft.
~Fred
Wow, I had no idea. Thanks for the information Fred. Pike shaft I never heard of. Yours is the aqua one or like mine clear. My rubber seal inside was still there but only like a sliver moon. It was hard and I lost it during the clean up. I would lose my head if not attached.
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~Yeah, Robby we both have the same example , tho Your embossing is far sharper / clearer than what I got which suggests to me yours is earlier with less heat and maintenance wear on the mold.
Super nice find my friend!
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