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found a small 30's era dump in the woods

RCO

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funny we were talking about how you could literally find bottles lying in the woods a few weeks back and yesterday I found a small dump site by chance in the woods here . was walking and saw bottles poking thru the leaves and an old metal pail .

found it along a small highway near a lake , a wooded area with nothing nearby and which didn't really appear that interesting . suppose this dump could be from a nearby house or summer cottage /campsite maybe ? or a random roadway dumping .

it appears to be from the 30's era , haven't found any local soda bottles or milk jugs yet . a lot of condiments and jars so far .

several brands of ketchup ( Heinz , Clarks , CC co ) , some various jars , one light purple , green . a screwtop Watkins bottle , some plain druggists .

an odd Catsup bottle for Tiger Catsup which looks like a beer bottle ( online a post says it dates from 1927-37 ) and from Canada

only 1 soda bottle so far a large 30 oz clear " Canada dry " bottle

sorry due to lighting some of the pictures didn't turn out that well , will go back sometime next week to find items I missed as still more there

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RCO

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That catsup is cool. Looks like a lot of food jars. Any milk bottles or mason jars??
just the jars that are posted , are the ones I've found there so far

no sign of any local milk jugs yet but considering the time period of dump its possible one could be there

seems like a household dump , a lot of condiments and such but its near a lake and more seasonal area so not really sure where its from , not that big so I don't think they dumped there for that long

but is still more bottles buried in the ground so not sure what else is there
 

RCO

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Looks like good potential! Could be some nice late throws from the 1800s in there too!
I don't think anything is that old , unless any of the jars are much older than I realised ?

pretty sure its a household dump not a summer camp or cotttage , is some older farms nearby , well you pass them on the highway just before you reach it , so perhaps it came from one of them years ago
 

RCO

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I went back but made the mistake of digging during the long weekend , way too busy here during such times , lots of cars parked in odd places ( a lot of people from the city come here on long weekends so its way busier than normal ) , people on the road wondering what I was doing , will go back when its quieter

so I mostly just cleaned up my mess from the other day and went home after digging a little bit more but found little of interest , could still be other stuff there . I haven't dug it all out and some areas with bottles still or I suspect is

was a French's mustard jar with a date on bottom of 1927 . also a broken green tea pot made by Hall in USA

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logan.the.collector

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I went back but made the mistake of digging during the long weekend , way too busy here during such times , lots of cars parked in odd places ( a lot of people from the city come here on long weekends so its way busier than normal ) , people on the road wondering what I was doing , will go back when its quieter

so I mostly just cleaned up my mess from the other day and went home after digging a little bit more but found little of interest , could still be other stuff there . I haven't dug it all out and some areas with bottles still or I suspect is

was a French's mustard jar with a date on bottom of 1927 . also a broken green tea pot made by Hall in USA

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Cool French's jar! I found one of those at the same dump I found that unidentified local bottle at that we were talking about earlier. I know those jars aren't much but I actually am using mine to store old coins I have found coin roll hunting before I put them into cases.
 

RCO

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Cool French's jar! I found one of those at the same dump I found that unidentified local bottle at that we were talking about earlier. I know those jars aren't much but I actually am using mine to store old coins I have found coin roll hunting before I put them into cases.
lots of condiments in this dump , which was why it seems to be a household dump

I have a glass jar that I use to store old pennies in , I wondered if the dump or area nearby might contain any old coins from the 30's as we know there was people in the area back then but maybe not that likely
 

PlaneDiggerCam

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I don't think anything is that old , unless any of the jars are much older than I realised ?

pretty sure its a household dump not a summer camp or cotttage , is some older farms nearby , well you pass them on the highway just before you reach it , so perhaps it came from one of them years ago
The Horlicks and the two jars beside it are like 1910s era.
 

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