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WesternPA-collector

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Mar 10, 2018
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Connellsville, PA
Part of the fun of searching for bottles is sometimes you find something out of the ordinary. I came across this old oil lamp bottle and was surprised it had no damage whatsoever. With that handle it looks like a genie bottle. Can anyone estimate the date of this? Or the approximate value.
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Robby Raccoon

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Jun 14, 2014
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Looks to be BIM. Probably late 19th to early 20th century. My guess is the water-soluble cement holding the collar that holds the burner broke away and the owner thought it irreparable.
 

saratogadriver

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Sep 10, 2009
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the ring at the top of what on a bottle would be a lip strongly suggests that it's ABM. I'd still say early 20th century though.

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Harry Pristis

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Jul 24, 2003
910
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Northcentral Florida
Nice find. It can be restored with a new burner/wick and chimney. I have a small night-light that I dug and had restored by a lamp-collector friend. Parts are available at hobby shops.
 

RNorwood

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Jul 17, 2019
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I have a collection of early oil lamps and even a couple of whale oil lamps, which I have restored. Yours is definitely BIM and has a lovely patina; it is a keeper for sure. I agree with Robbie, late nineteenth- early twentieth century.
 

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