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found a small 50's era dump today

RCO

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was exploring a small trail near our towns old dump , its not that far from where I live , the newer dump closed in the mid 90's .

I was seeing a lot of modern trash near the road where I had parked , but I was looking around and felt it was a good place for a dump . and kept walking down the trail , until I was maybe 40 feet or so from the road and I looked in the bush and saw some old rusty cans and metal . and was pretty sure I had found a dump and sure enough is some old ketchup bottles and more oil cans and is for sure a small dumping area there .

I'm really not sure if it has any potential or not , I didn't find anything worth keeping when I was there but didn't stay more than a few minutes . found a broken pepsi bottle and date was from 1953 so the dump has definitely been there for a while . i'll go back soon before the bugs get really crazy here and see if there is anything interesting in it

took a few pictures but they aren't really clear enough to see much

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RCO

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have some free time today and weather nice out , going to go back and check it out . not really sure if i'll find anything , I'm obviously looking for any local bottles they might of tossed out .perhaps a milk jug or pop bottle . but realistically not expecting much , think at this point its more the curiousity factor that motivates me. especially being a new dump I've never dug up yet
 

RCO

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went digging this morning before it got really warm here . the dump is a bit bigger than I first realised and a couple smaller areas where it appears someone dumped things

found a lot of ketchup bottles , including an odd shaped one barely visible in pictures , many rusty oil cans , some jars and smaller bottles . found part of a broken milk jug but no names on it .

and a wide mix of broken pop bottles including , Canada dry , Stubby , coca cola , pepsi cola , crush , Kist , Browns beverages , macdonalds North Bay and a green beer bottle


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RCO

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the Kist bottle seemed really promising as it has most of label remaining , until I flipped it over and saw the hole in the back

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RCO

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only real find was a bottle from North Bay Ontario , its for macdonald's beverages ltd . its called the " steinie " bottle . have a few bottles from this company but haven't found this one before . it actually has a fair bit of acl remaining although some of the blue ink is coming off , not bad for having been in a dump since the 50's or 60's
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RCO

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couple more pictures of it , since North Bay is about an hour and a half north from this dump , don't think it was sold locally and likely came from someone who had been there and traveled south . the dump is very close to highway 11 , the main route north .

the back says " made with pure cane sugar and northern Ontario's finest carbonated water " contents 11 fl oz

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RCO

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doing a bit of searching online on the " steinie " bottle which is mostly for beer but was used for pop too , the same bottle appears to have been used in the US too . found a picture online of a nearly identical root beer bottle from Washington DC , they even used the same design on the acl and wording on back .

it seems odd to think a small bottler in north bay Ontario might of got there bottles from a maker in the US ? but seem too identical to not be from same maker / designer


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RCO

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Your pictures don't seem to be working, I'm curious to see the North Bay bottle.

that's weird cause they were working yesterday , but reposted them and seem to be there now , the north bay bottle is neat and really only worth while item I found yesterday , might go back next week after rush of long weekend has past and see if anything else there
 

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