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One of the half dozen known. Oddly enough, this is the same exact bottle that I have had a photograph of since 1990!
Who knew?!


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Note the potstone and striations, same bottle 21 years and three caretakers later, I finally got it!

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I'm happy for you, Gary! Perseverance paid off.. [:)]
 

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Yep, it's got a belly button!

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Awesome Gary but what's it say? ????/???? Restorative/ New York. What's the dimensions and such plus a little background please. Maybe I'm beating you to it? That happens sometimes.
 

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BURGER'S / HAIR / RESTORATIVE / NEW YORK

7" and change, serious fire to it. There are about a half a dozen known and all but one of the 5 or 6 known were dug by one person and came out of one privy in Brooklyn back in the 80's.

Back in 1990, someone mailed me a picture of one in his collection as shown next to the other back lit bottles in the above picture. The one that I have finally acquired after months and months of hitting a brick wall, turned out to be the same one!

Small world!
 

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Another great addition, Gary. Wow, 20 years, it must feel great to finally own that beauty. ~Jim
 

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Hey Gary,

Congratulations.

21 years and three caretakers later, I finally got it!
Got you some provenance! Were there any firemen involved in the unearthing of this bottle?

It seems to be shouting out for more back story. Where you gonna put it in relation to the rest of your collection?

"The only pontiled milk glass bottle I have seen was in the Sam Greer collection, a round bottle 7 inches tall, embossed Burger's Hair Restorative, New York." From.

What do you think of Don Fadely's theory?

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