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Edison Battery Oil

Rockhounder55

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Jul 22, 2008
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Winnemucca, NV.
One of my favorite places to walk the dog is along the railroad tracks. One can always find some good "junk" along them. A couple of weeks ago, I happened upon 2 different little bottles embossed with Edison Battery Oil of Bloomfield, NJ. A quickie Google search turned up the fact that they are post 1915, as there was a fire at the plant in Orange, NJ, and it was moved to Bloomfield in 1915. They don't seem to be worth much which is unfortunate because I was hoping I could retire if I sold them. I'm going to make my first attempt at uploading a picture here, so I hope it works.
 

Rockhounder55

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Jul 22, 2008
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Winnemucca, NV.
Thanks for sharing your pics, Bill. Your little bottle from Orange, NJ is too cool. I've since found an area where there's 8-10 broken Edison bottles. Not sure if it's worth the time to try and find all the pieces and glue them back together.
 

Brains

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Hilliard/columbus ohio
where theres edison bottles, theres normally a railroad signal tower or somthing like that, insulators, and a battery box nearby. Where theres an old battery box, theres batery jars and in some cases battery rest insulators. I've been walking along railroads for nearly 4 years now, been all over the place and i have yet to see 1 edison bottle, or old battery box. I have found interesting shards of bottles though, nothing whole. Did find a square ACL milk in PA once, forget where though. Near Kane.
Anyways, from what i know the round bottles are newer more common ones and the flatter ones are a bit tough to find. Nice job, keep an eye out for insulators where your lookin for those bottles, especially battery rest insulators.
 

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