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Grant Bros. Druggists and Opticians

ann_digs

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Easter Sunday find. A bottle that was made in the U.S.A., for a druggist company in my province of Nova Scotia. Bottle says Grant Bros. Druggists and Opticians New Glasgow and Stellarton. I live in the same county. Embossed on bottom W.T. & Co. U.S.A., these mostly date from 1875-1900. In 1901 the base marking became W.T.C.O. I got this from Wikipedia. The W.T. stands for Whitall Tatum. There was frost in the ground still but I got it out perfectly intact. Needs a good cleaning. Also got a cold cream jar. There is 200 + years of scattered history on the property, as it was first settled in the late 1700's. I have lots of digging to do! Has anyone else found any bottles like this one? Thanks :eek: Photos of the bottle and hillside where I found it.
 

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CanadianBottles

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Very nice! I love local druggist bottles like that. If you've found that intact you're in a good spot for sure!
 

RCO

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its a great find , druggist bottles from small towns tend to be hard to find and very collectable . I haven't seen this one before but would imagine there is a lot of druggist bottles from the east coast I've not seen .

I'd definitely dig that area some more when the frost is gone , you also need to be careful bringing bottles in from the cold this early , they can break , temperature change can sometimes be too much although yours should be fine
 

ann_digs

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Thank you! It's a first local druggist bottle for me. This area has lots of bottles all different ages, but the really old ones are under rocks and I am very lucky to pull one out intact. When the field was being cleared of rocks, they tossed the rocks down the embankment and that smashed many bottles. So I count my blessings when I find a good one.:)
 

ann_digs

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Thank you! The frost should be gone soon. We've had some warm days recently. The sun does not shine on that side of the hill so the soil takes a bit longer to warm up.
 

RCO

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embossed Canadian druggist bottles from smaller places , generally aren't easy to find , I've personally never found one in the ground in my area . so yeah its a great find .

doesn't mean there is a second one waiting to be found, but worth another dig in that area to see what else might be there
 

ann_digs

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For sure yes and thank you. When the rain moves out I will dig in that area. I found parts of a coal oil lamp, porcelain doll, pottery shards, and skate blades..leather boots still attached but they fell off when I pulled them out. I won't post those here because they are not bottles but it does help to date the site as well. Thank you. Oh I also found coins(metal detecting) not far from where I got the bottles. 1871 One Cent Prince Edward Island, 1906 Indian Head Penny! American. 1912 One Cent Canadian.
 

CanadianBottles

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Hey feel free to post your other finds if you want, we aren't picky! We've even got an "unexpected finds" section for other things you come across, but you can post anything you find digging in the digging and finding section.
 

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