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Didn't expect to find this when looking for bottles

slugplate

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Jul 7, 2016
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I'm intrigued by the color of the glass. I looks like a light butterscotch color in the photo. Basically speaking, maybe it got irradiated from sitting out for so long. To me, it looks like early 20th century, possibly 1900-1910, and appears to have a Victorian influence. However, this is only my best guess. It is a terrific piece.
 

WesternPA-collector

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Mar 10, 2018
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Connellsville, PA
I'm intrigued by the color of the glass. I looks like a light butterscotch color in the photo. Basically speaking, maybe it got irradiated from sitting out for so long. To me, it looks like early 20th century, possibly 1900-1910, and appears to have a Victorian influence. However, this is only my best guess. It is a terrific piece.
Yes it definitely has that tone. It's not completely clear. That is about the time period I was guessing also. Actually I ended up just selling it on Ebay. I figured it will go to someone who can fix it up nice the way it was.
 

Relicdigger16

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Nov 21, 2019
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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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Looks like Civil War Era. Something an officer would have in his tent.
NIce find.
RelicDigger16
 

slugplate

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Jul 7, 2016
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Yes it definitely has that tone. It's not completely clear. That is about the time period I was guessing also. Actually I ended up just selling it on Ebay. I figured it will go to someone who can fix it up nice the way it was.
I've only found parts to old oil lanterns, but you really had a unique piece there. If I were to venture a guess, I'd say that came from a well-to-do family. Way too ornate for the average family back then.
 

WesternPA-collector

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Mar 10, 2018
535
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Connellsville, PA
I've only found parts to old oil lanterns, but you really had a unique piece there. If I were to venture a guess, I'd say that came from a well-to-do family. Way too ornate for the average family back then.
Thinking back, I suppose I should have just kept it. But just don't have the room to keep everything anymore. Sometimes I'd rather pass something onto a place where it can get all fixed up, displayed, and enjoyed.
 

slugplate

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Jul 7, 2016
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Thinking back, I suppose I should have just kept it. But just don't have the room to keep everything anymore. Sometimes I'd rather pass something onto a place where it can get all fixed up, displayed, and enjoyed.
I understand that completely. I've become so selective with my finds that I leave bottles behind or just sell them. If I find ones that I have doubles or triplicates of, I leave them where others can find them... but far away from where I find them, LOL.
 

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