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First torpedo and a common cabots med,thinking late 1800,s on the torpedo,only makings small. 3* on bottom
 

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Nice finds in spite of the soda being a "Round Bottom" rather than a "Torpedo" according to bottle collector's typical misnomer. I swim upstream trying to keep bottle collecting terms straight but keep swimming. I think the "Round Bottom" should be called a "Torpedo" because it looks more like a real torpedo than what we collectors call a "Torpedo". What we call a "Torpedo" should be called something else but tradition makes that confusing and now almost impossible to change. What does the pointed bottom soda bottles look like? Does it resemble another object that most people are familiar with? Now that I have stirred the pot, so to speak, I like your finds and appreciate your sharing them with us. Jim
 

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As long as there's a picture, I don't care what you call it, I get what you mean. There are a lot of names and many vary from collector to collector.I do agree with Jim
I think the "Round Bottom" should be called a "Torpedo" because it looks more like a real torpedo.
.Minus the nipple trigger. [:D]
 

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A skittle is a small version of a bowling pin used in the game (appropriately) called "skittles," aka 9-pin.
 

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skittle
 

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