Four Pictorial Tooled Crowns, Black Glass, & Old Canada Dry

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Took advantage of the balmy 65°F winter day today and scored some major finds! Found four tooled-crowns, all pictorial and in great condition. Also found a dark-green bottle and an old clear Canada Dry (I've never seen a Canada Dry like this before, may be a rare one.)

Today's finds:
1. Dark-green bottle, no markings. (Turn-molded)
2. Piel Bro's - East New York Brewery (Tooled crown)
3. New York Bottling Company Inc. (Tooled crown)
4. Leonard Eppig Brewing Co., Brooklyn NY (Tooled crown)
5. Welz & Zerweck High Ground Brewery, Brooklyn NY (Tooled crown)
6. "Canada Dry" written twice in tiny lettering on the neck. (Machine made)

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Welz & Zerweck:
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New York Bottling Company:
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Piel Bro's:
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Leonard Eppig Brewing Co.:
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From information I gathered online the tooled-crown version of this bottle is rarely encountered.

Canada Dry:
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If anyone has any information pertaining to this Canada Dry bottle please share, thanks.
 

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That Canada Dry is interesting, I've never seen one of those before. Maybe a US-specific design? Any sign of a date code on it?

Great pictorial embossing on the others!
 

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That Canada Dry is interesting, I've never seen one of those before. Maybe a US-specific design? Any sign of a date code on it?

Great pictorial embossing on the others!
Thanks! I believe this Canada Dry is from the 1930's and isn't as rare as I previously thought. The design pattern appears to have been used in the 1940's and 50's as well only with a large Canada Dry logo embossed among the lines instead of just written in tiny lettering on the top, as this one displays.

As for the pictorial bottles, they all date to the 1910's. The tooled crown Leonard Eppig is particularly rare as the company was founded in the 1870's and used mainly blob-top bottles for its entire existence only switching to tooled crowns briefly as it transitioned to machine-made bottles just before going bankrupt in 1920 which ended everything for good.
 

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How are you finding all of these??? This is crazy and all of your boats you find are great! Keep us updated regularly with your finds!
 

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How are you finding all of these??? This is crazy and all of your boats you find are great! Keep us updated regularly with your finds!
Thanks! :D I researched this particular location, it was once home to a fancy yacht club that operated from about 1890-1920. I then waited for the tide to be low and walked in the area where the ocean meets the sand, where the curvature of the land ends and the flatness of the seafloor begins. The action of the waves push bottles into this small sliver of land making them easier to find.

Also you will notice a small scratch on the bottom of the Leonard Eppig bottle, this scratch is fresh and was likely caused by local clam diggers who dig the ground in the mudflats, they likely occasionally dig up bottles and then cast then aside. I saw alot of holes dug in the area where I found the bottle and this is consistent with clam digging activity, and a sure fire way to find any bottles the clam diggers unknowingly unearth.
 

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