Dilema - keep or recycle?

treasurekidd

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A friend of mine dug this one recently and was going to recycle it, but I offered to take it and find it a home. What does everyone think - keep it or recycle it? It's a J.W. Fitch's Ideal Dandruff Remover. I really like the bottle, but I hate chips and cracks. As you can see the lip is pretty badly chipped, and there's a gouge out of the base in the back. Let me know what you think, your votes will determine if it finds a home on my shelf, or new life after recycling. Thanks!


PS: Does anyone know where this bottle is from?

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Base damage. Thanks again!


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That's called keep 'til something better comes along. It may not be tomorrow so if you like it, keep it.
I like the script lettering for what it's worth.
 

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Yeah it's a pity about the condition, but the real value killer is that it's a machine-made bottle.. the only redeeming factor is the embossing.. funny what people needed to remove dandruff with before the advent of the Dustbusterâ„¢.. [;)]
 

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It's actually F not J and he was from....

In 1892, Frederick W. Fitch was a barber in Madrid, Iowa (pop. 565). His shampoo became so popular that he quit barbering to make "Fitch's Dandruff Remover Shampoo." By last year, his company had annual sales of $11,000,000. The advertising that did the trick: "Fitch Shampoo removes every trace of dandruff on first application. . . ."

Jim
 

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I TAKE BOTTLES LIKE THAT AND PUT THEM IN FLOWER POTS FLOWER BEDS AND THEY LOOK PRETTY COOL STICKING UP OUT OF THE GROUND...
 

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I've heard Fitches are common, but that might be the later ones.

I'd say put it for $1 at a bottle show, if you're selling at one (I'm doing that in November), and if it doesn't sell, recycle it.
 

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