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Elbows Deep in the Muck...then, Some Luck!

DeepSeaDan

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Jun 9, 2013
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Whew!

Hours of plowing through bottom strata, it being the consistency of a thick, brown milkshake, and BOOM! Came up with this sweetheart of a round-bottom - "Kenneth Campbell & Co Medical.Hall Montreal"

This find prompted another vigorous, rabid plow-fest thru the goo, but that was all she wrote. And that's just fine, cause I'm on cloud nine! Ah, the thrill of the hunt & the joy of the prize!
 

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CanadianBottles

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Ooh, that's a really good find! I don't think I've ever seen one of those in person, I've seen pictures but didn't realize that these were true round bottom bottles.
 

RCO

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its amazing whats out there hidden deep down in some of these places , I don't know if I've ever seen this one before but thinking no
 

DeepSeaDan

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Ooh, that's a really good find! I don't think I've ever seen one of those in person, I've seen pictures but didn't realize that these were true round bottom bottles.
Hi CB,

Indeed, there is a wide variety of round-bottom bottles to be found. Most of the ones I have are unembossed, but I've seen many types of embossed r-b's over the years. A lot of them came from England and the British Isles, so I have been told. They packed nicely in crates, & were often used as ballast cargo in the lower holds of transatlantic ships.

Not the most convenient design to sip from though!
 

DeepSeaDan

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its amazing whats out there hidden deep down in some of these places , I don't know if I've ever seen this one before but thinking no
That's what keeps me going back RCO! There is such a variety of glass to be found!
 

CanadianBottles

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Hi CB,

Indeed, there is a wide variety of round-bottom bottles to be found. Most of the ones I have are unembossed, but I've seen many types of embossed r-b's over the years. A lot of them came from England and the British Isles, so I have been told. They packed nicely in crates, & were often used as ballast cargo in the lower holds of transatlantic ships.

Not the most convenient design to sip from though!
Yeah there are certainly a lot that were shipped from the UK, it's very unusual to find them in that design from a Canadian company though. There are some very old Hamilton round bottoms from Ontario but I think those are even harder to find than this one. Not sure there are any other Canadian round bottoms in this style but it wouldn't surprise me if there are.
 

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